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The avatar is both because I play counter strike and a nod to lambda expressions in C#.

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Jan
7
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
It's some better. Copyright is a contentious issue. You can write what you want... as others have said, there's not a lot about it in scripture one way or the other. I haven't downvoted anything here.
Jan
6
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution, which gives power over copyright so that it may "promote the progress of Science and Useful Arts." Nothing there about protecting creators... it's about promoting creation. Protection is merely an easy (but again, not the only) mechanism to accomplish this.
Jan
6
comment Is there any biblical support for copyright law?
It's a common misconception that the purpose of copyright law is to protect content creators. However, the express stated purpose of copyright law is not to protect creators for works that already exist, but to encourage the individuals to create more works. This is accomplished by providing a protection that (in theory) makes it easier to make money from those works. "Protection" is not the end goal: protection is a mechanism by which the end goal may be achieved... and not the only such mechanism.
Dec
31
comment What in Christian faith lies behind subject of science?
@JanTuroĊˆ Radio is not super-natural. It is still part of our natural world. God exists outside of the natural world.
Dec
24
comment Why do many protestants congregations not require attendance at services on Christmas and Easter?
Again, I think this misunderstands the relationship between protestant clergy and their flocks. Different groups can (and sometimes do) set the day aside, but clergy are not in a position to require attendance of anyone at any time.
Dec
24
comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
Many other groups allow baptism at any age.
Dec
20
comment What are the major differences between evangelical Christianity and Mormonism?
@MaskedPlant exactly, not because Mormons see it that way, but because from the outsider perspective Joseph Smith's teachings supplant that of Jesus.
Dec
20
comment What are the major differences between evangelical Christianity and Mormonism?
@MaskedPlant I don't think I claim mormons hold Joseph Smith on the same level as Christ, especially in light of the 2nd half of the first sentence of the last paragraph.
Dec
20
comment What are the major differences between evangelical Christianity and Mormonism?
@MasonWheeler if that's my only error in Mormon doctrine, I'll be very pleased with this. Corrected.
Dec
20
comment Why is “We Three Kings” a Christmas hymn, and not a Lenten one?
Why does it have to be one or the other, and not both?
Dec
6
comment Why does the NWT capitalize “YOU” in many verses?
This is actually pretty cool. I'd be neat to see the convention more widely adopted.
Oct
20
comment Eating of which non-fish animals does not go against the dietery law of the Roman Catholic Church?
I was under the impression that lent asks you to choose something significant to give for lent, but there is no rule that it must be meat... meat is merely a convenient acceptable option that many catholics use, but far from the only option.
Oct
19
comment What is the meaning of “let the dead bury their dead”?
_1 for "wait for his father to die", but that only explains the 2nd dead. I think the first "dead" is that if you remain behind, death is what awaits you. If you want Life, follow Jesus now.
Oct
18
comment What is the Biblical evidence against the perpetual virginity of Mary?
Put another way: the evidence against is that there is precisely zero biblical evidence in favor.
Oct
18
comment What guidelines or rules should be used when interpreting the Bible?
This answer depends largely on your specific religious backgrounds. For example, the answer for Catholics is that you don't interpret the bible at all... you ask a priest. Other denominations will have different rules, creeds, or standard hermeneutics that govern interpretations.
Oct
12
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
Updated the post of the last couple days to clarify some things with regards to Roe v Wade.
Oct
5
comment Why do Young-Earth Creationists make such a big deal about the YEC view
I think I cover a lot of it in my answer here: christianity.stackexchange.com/a/9169/258
Sep
30
comment What is “Manuscript Evidence” and how is it useful?
Are there really 24,000 manuscripts from the year 125AD, as this chart implies, or are there "merely" 24,000 ancient manuscripts that corroborate the earliest one (1), which dates from 125AD? There is a difference there. Also, can you source that chart? I'd be very interested in using it elsewhere, but not unless I have a source.
Sep
25
comment The Last Judgement: a civilized trial or a barbaric ordeal?
+1 A fair trial is the last thing you want, because we are all guilty.
Aug
17
comment What are the theological implications/problems with theistic evolution?
@BruceAlderman You're right: I can't authoritatively say "most", and I doubt anyone has ever run a statistically valid survey. However, I've read enough in this area and heard enough thoughts and opinions from a wide variety of denominations and fellowships to confidently say "a great many", and will edit accordingly.