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I'm a full-time software developer, working from home for a company in Atlanta, GA. I am from the USA, although I am currently traveling the world, working remotely, and learning new things.


Dec
27
comment Biblical Parenting, Lying
@mojo: Pharoah's daughter adopted the child as her own. How is that not a lie? Then she hired out the care of the baby (to his own mother). This entire arrangement was to hide the child's true identity (a firstborn Hebrew) from Pharoah. It's not only a lie, but it's a very elaborate lie, and a conspiracy involving at least 5 parties (Moses' mother, aunt, Pharoah's daughter, and the attendants (thus at least two) of Pharoah's daughter).
Dec
23
comment What is the difference between lust and sexual desire?
Of course it is possible to lust within the context of marriage.
Dec
22
comment How to corroborate the Tower of Babel account? Is George Smith a credible historian?
@Anonymous: I suppose one could say that 'appeal to authority' is the reverse of 'ad hominem' :)
Dec
22
comment Biblical Parenting, Lying
Paroah's daughter lied to her father....
Dec
22
comment How do i get the original text of the bible?
Your question doesn't make any sense; and it makese even less sense with your comments. The original text of the Bible is not in English. The English translations all have copyrights (although some, such as KJV, have expired). You clearly need to do some research first. You don't even have the most basic understanding of what the Bible is, to ask a meaningful question.
Dec
22
comment How to corroborate the Tower of Babel account? Is George Smith a credible historian?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about the reliability of a particular historian.
Dec
22
comment How to corroborate the Tower of Babel account? Is George Smith a credible historian?
Whether he's a trust-worthy source isn't on-topic here. Whether his conclusions on that particular issue, however, may be on topic here. You're committing the same logical fallacy (but in reverse) that @Anyonymous attacks in his answer.
Dec
19
comment Does God Answer Every Prayer Asked In Jesus' Name?
There's an easy way to find out. Pray two prayers in Jesus' name, and make sure they contradict each other. "In Jesus' name, let me win the lottery next week." "In Jesus' name, don't let me win the lottery next week." I guarantee, at least one of them will not come true.
Dec
18
comment If Adam and Eve were exempt from death, why did they need to eat?
@Jay: And even among those who can tell the difference, who would say an amoeba has a soul or consciousness? If amoebas don't have souls or consciousness, what about insects? What about coral? They are animals that don't walk around. I wouldn't know if they were plant or animal without looking up the definition. The line between "plant" and "animal" is absolutely NOT self evident to the average lay person.
Dec
18
comment If Adam and Eve were exempt from death, why did they need to eat?
@Jay: No, I don't think the typical lay person could tell which of the following is a plant, and which is an animal: 1, 2.
Dec
16
comment If Adam and Eve were exempt from death, why did they need to eat?
@Jay: "clearly the kind of life that plants have is very different from the kind of life that animals have" -- clearly two whom? Certainly not most laypeople. Is a bacteria a plant or animal? How about an amoeba? A venus fly trap? A mushroom? These all have answers, but they are not self-evident. Neither is any interpretation of "death" in Genesis, other than a spiritual one, self-evident.
Dec
14
comment Do any Christian denominations believe in a duality rather than a trinity?
If I understand your meaning correctly, I think you mean a "duinity" or "bi-nity", not "duality"... A duality would be two distinct, but opposite things. A dui/bi-inity would be, as with the trinity, two-in-one. Your question also seems to confuse the concept of the trinity as "three divinities", which isn't really accurate...
Dec
14
comment Is parent disaproval a Biblical reason why two believers could not marry
I have edited the question to remove the "Is X a sin?" question, and instead focus on what the Bible says. I hope this makes the question on-topic again.
Dec
1
comment Do Protestants believe that “Our Father” is on par with “Our Mother,” or is Jesus strictly invoking a male symbol only?
"Protestant churches" is too wide a spectrum to provide a single answer.
Nov
23
comment The land of bread and honey or just a diversion?
Israel is also full of green, lush landscapes. Take a look at this Israel tour guide site for examples.
Nov
22
comment What are some good resources that explain the rational reasons behind the faith for a questioning Atheist?
I am reading Surprised By Joy myself, and while I'm enjoying it, it's not written for the skeptic. Lewis makes no apologies for this; it's written for the Christian, who wants to know about his conversion. That's not to say it wouldn't be valuable for a seeking Atheist, but that's not it's primary audience, and as such, it's very light on apologetics. It is very heavy on personal experience and the emotions he felt.
Nov
22
comment What are some good resources that explain the rational reasons behind the faith for a questioning Atheist?
This is a good, and important question, but sadly, off-topic here. I encourage you to come to chat at your convenience, where it will be easier to have an open-ended discussion on topics like this.
Nov
21
comment Forgive Others As We Have Been Forgiven?
@Rick: There are differing views on this; some agree with the OP, others with you. Lets respect the OP's view, and answer from the perspective requested.
Nov
20
comment How to pronounce references in the Bible?
If this question were asked by someone with 1 rep, I suspect nobody would have a problem answering it. Why are we giving Peter such a hard time?
Nov
20
comment What is the purpose of other planets and solar system according to the bible?
Very closely related: Does the Bible make any allusions to life on other planets?