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I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Feb
9
comment To use or not use portable receptacles for baptism?
Why aren't they held in a Jacuzzi -- Seriously, this is your question? Obvious answers: 1) Jacuzzis aren't big enough 2) Jacuzzis are far more expensive, and for no gain (who needs hot water massage streams for a baptism?)
Feb
9
comment Was Jesus crucified naked?
As worded, this is a truth question. If you want to re-word it to ask "What evidence is there that Jesus was crucified with or without clothes?" I think it would be better.
Feb
9
comment Is creationism falsifiable?
As far as first things go, there are only two choices -- This isn't true. There are many, many other options, including many believed by Christians. The most obvious third option would be an ever-existent world, which has been a popular belief throughout history, and is still held by many (even some Christians).
Feb
9
comment Is creationism falsifiable?
-1 for the false dichotomy
Feb
9
comment Is creationism falsifiable?
I believe the answer to this question depends on whom you ask. If you ask a creationist, then it is not falsifiable. If you ask literally any scientist who is not a creationist, it is falsifiable, and has already been falsified, time and time again. I assume you are asking from the perspective of a Creationist, and thus I have +1ed your question. The latter question would probably be off-topic here anyway.
Feb
9
comment Is creationism falsifiable?
+1 because I think this accurately answers the question from the perspective of Creationists. I think it's also full of gaping holes (specifically the idea that science can't tell us anything about the past--only Creationists make this outlandish claim).
Feb
6
comment Love your Neighbor as Yourself vs Love Your Pet as Yourself
@fredsbend: I didn't mean to suggest that question should be asked here :)
Feb
6
comment What is the basis for the claim that Judaism is a Christian Heresy?
I have voted to re-open, but I might suggest a further improvement. Perhaps you should ask "What did Strugnell mean by saying that Judaism is a Christian heresy?" This may shed light on the question as worded as well, and also provide insightful guidance when asking followup questions, without asking for subjective interpretation of history.
Feb
6
comment Do the Majority of Denominations believe in a literal flood or a metaphorical one?
Rather than "Too Broad" I submit that this question is "Too Narrow." It poses a false dichotomy. That is it suggests there are only two possible answers: Literal Flood vs. Metaphorical Flood. The reality is, of course, far more complex. Many Christians (perhaps the majority--but I have no numbers to back this up) believe in a Literal, but Local Flood, for instance. I would say a small minority believe in a metaphorical flood (that is, no water fell from the sky, the story was meant to represent something else). And somewhere between these two views is the idea of a Literal Global Flood.
Feb
6
comment Love your Neighbor as Yourself vs Love Your Pet as Yourself
I think a better question is: How does anyone, Christian or otherwise, justify spending money on manufactured pet food, which is low in nutrition, often contaminated, and pets have survived for thousands of years on table scraps.
Feb
6
comment C.S. Lewis Reference: True Myths
Lewis's works are public domain now (except in the US), so finding a searchable PDF ought to be easy. This one doesn't contain that quote, though.
Feb
4
comment Is Genesis 18 regarded as a Theophany of the Trinity?
Is Genesis 18 regarded by whom as a theophany?
Feb
4
comment Why or where were the 1000s of people who knew Jesus, why didn't they help
@cnaak: Welcome :)
Feb
4
comment Why or where were the 1000s of people who knew Jesus, why didn't they help
@JonH: Feel free to edit the question now. Just because it's on hold now doesn't mean it can't be re-opened if it's cleaned up to fit within site guidelines.
Feb
4
comment Why or where were the 1000s of people who knew Jesus, why didn't they help
@JonH: What makes you think they didn't speak up? I think it's pretty obvious from scripture (as well as human nature) that they DID.
Feb
4
comment Where does “amen” come from?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about the English language.
Feb
4
comment Why or where were the 1000s of people who knew Jesus, why didn't they help
@cnaak: How could 1000s of people "help" a condemned criminal? In modern times, they could petition the governor for a stay or pardon of execution. They could engage media, to try to bring public shame and/or political pressure to those with power over the sentence. They could form picket lines or do engage in a riot. They could attempt a revolt. The peaceful options didn't exist at the time of Jesus' execution. Thus, to me, it seems obvious that the only way "1000s of people who knew Jesus" could "help" would be armed revolt.
Feb
3
comment What is the Baptist justification for anti-confessionalism?
Note that my own "isnistence" needn't be enough to change your question. I was the only VtC at the moment, and you had several upvotes. I offer my opinion, but my opinion is no more authoritative than that of anyone else.
Feb
3
comment Why are Christianity and occultism irreconcilable?
If you're primarily interested in an answer from a Charismatic perspective, I suggest naming a specific Charismatic denomination/group and scoping your question thusly. Note that "Charismatic" is also a broad, and very subjective term, thus I suggest choosing a specific Charismatic denomination.
Feb
3
comment Why are Christianity and occultism irreconcilable?
The answers to this question are far too broad and varied to be answered for all of Christianity. As an example, many rituals of the Roman Catholic church (prayer to saints, etc) are considered occultism by many other Christian denominations. So there isn't even an agreement on what occultism is! let alone if it is a bad thing, or to what degree or why. This question is the epitome of "too broad" without a denominational scope.