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I'm a developer in a small software firm in Charlotte, NC.


Jan
24
comment How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
(If you want to talk further, rather than doing this in the comments I'd be happy to meet you in chat)
Jan
24
comment How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
If we assume (and I do) that miracles are, at the risk of oversimplification, God causing matter to be in a state that cannot be explained by the reactions that have preceded it, then asking for a scientific explanation for the mechanism is a strawman because it--by definition--does not exist.
Jan
24
comment How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
Furthermore, addressing your (admittedly year-and-a-half-old) comment to my answer, yes, the line must be drawn somewhere and it's drawn at the mechanism. Science (rightly) says that all matter arrives at a particular momentary state that represents the aggregate of all reactions it's encountered prior to that moment.
Jan
24
comment How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
@AdamRedwine: Saying "the Bible tells me so" should be sufficient in this context; you asked how Christians understand these things in the context of both their beliefs and given the scientific knowledge that we have.
Sep
11
comment Is Metatron actually part of Catholic dogma?
Am I the only one that read this as Megatron?
Sep
9
comment What level of intimacy is generally acceptable for unmarried couples from the standpoint of the Bible?
The accepted answer to the duplicate question exactly sums up my take on it. Sexual activity does not follow a straight (no pun intended) line of progression, and as such there's not a single division in it that separates what's sinful from what isn't.
Sep
9
awarded  Critic
Sep
8
comment Is praying for the wealth of the Stocks Exchange blasphemy?
+1. A much more appropriate prayer would be for the welfare and physical security of the nation or the world. If that's worked out by a booming stock market, great. If not, so be it. We should be praying for the true ends, not specific means.
Sep
8
awarded  Teacher
Sep
8
answered How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
Sep
8
comment How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
@Adam: In the interest of not engaging in protracted discussion, I'm going to post an answer that addresses your comment more fully than I can in the comments.
Sep
8
comment How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
@Adam: The "credentials" are comparable only in the amount of scientific evidence that points directly at the existence of the entity in question. If you are looking for Christians to justify their belief in God based upon direct scientific evidence, then I think you know that you'll find few (if any).
Sep
8
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
8
comment How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
@Adam: Reality allows for unicorns and leprechauns; we haven't observed them and our observations thus far lead us to the conclusion that they do not exist, but I'm sure you'd agree that you cannot positively prove that they do not exist, as silly of a notion as that seems.
Sep
7
comment What is the verdict on an unjust judge?
"To which the answer shall not be 42". OK, then, what's 6*9?
Sep
7
comment What is the verdict on an unjust judge?
Additionally, it's worth taking into consideration what justice does (in a criminal context). Justice is designed to restore the victim to whatever extent is feasible, and is designed to protect the larger community from recidivism. God (the victim) has accepted His own sacrifice as the price, and recidivism is accounted for by His redeeming our fallen, sinful nature with His own.
Sep
7
awarded  Commentator
Sep
7
comment What is the verdict on an unjust judge?
@djeikyb: In this case, the judge is the victim.
Sep
7
awarded  Talkative
Sep
6
comment Can an atheist go to heaven?
This seems to make an enormous logical jump by turning the idea of treating your enemies with respect and Christian compassion into the idea of their being saved. This is not reflected in scripture at all. Salvation is through faith in Christ alone; His sacrifice was sufficient for all, but not effective for all.