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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


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comment Bishops have no free will?
A) Use a Bible in a language you speak and B) use a dictionary. Either or both of those things would save you from this sort of misunderstanding.
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revised Does God encourage humans to beat other humans?
Removed statement about site moderation that is A) factually wrong and B) content that belongs on meta, not main.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why eat when there was no death?
2d
revised Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not celebrate birthdays?
used block-quote formatting for cited third party matierial
Jul
21
reviewed Close Where did the idea of the Trinity come from?
Jul
21
reviewed Leave Open Important Western Soteriological Works
Jul
21
comment Bible verses to overcome masturbation
Hello Lipeandarai and thank you for your question. The mission of our site is to answer factual questions about Christianity. We are not able to answer more personal questions. We invite you to consult your local church, pastor, priest, mentor, or other trustworthy counselor.
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How have prominent apologists answered those who claim that Jesus does not love his enemies?
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on reformed-theology tag wiki
Jul
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on reformed-theology tag wiki excerpt
Jul
19
reviewed Close What are the views of Evangelical Christians on whether it is possible to go to heaven and back to earth?
Jul
19
reviewed Leave Open Which denominations use the King James Version?
Jul
19
comment How could God hold Adam and Eve accountable for sinning when they didn't know evil?
See also: Why is Adam considered the original sinner?
Jul
19
comment How could God hold Adam and Eve accountable for sinning when they didn't know evil?
See also: If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
Jul
19
comment How could God hold Adam and Eve accountable for sinning when they didn't know evil?
See also: If Adam and Eve didn't know good from evil, how can we say they sinned (according to Roman Catholicism)?
Jul
19
comment How have prominent apologists answered those who claim that Jesus does not love his enemies?
You are presuming a definition of what "love" does that would require it to be corrupt and unjust. God is love, but he is also holy and just. The question you really need to be asking is how God can justify sinners and still be considered just. If he were to be legitimately accused of hypocrisy, that would be were it's at. This question is just begging the question using your own personal (and limited) definition of what "love" does or does not do.
Jul
19
comment What is meant by “the Woman” in Revelation Chapter 12?
This question appears to be off-topic. As asked here it is a "truth" question only answerable by the "true" interpretation of the passage. This has been asked already on BH (where it would be on topic if you stripped out the presupposition from the question and most of the answers) and without the baggage this comes with, so I'm not going to migrate.
Jul
19
comment What is the Catholic point of view towards animals?
@AndrewLeach Can I suggest you work the extra tidbits from your comment into this answer and then flag obsolete comments?
Jul
19
comment Why do JW think other faiths are unbelievers?
#4 seems completely inconsistent with what I know of JW doctrines. Are you sure this is representative of their perspective (as asked by this question)? Can you source that or any of the other claims here using their doctrinal statements or teachings?
Jul
18
comment How comparable are the concepts of the Teaching Magisterium in the Catholic Church and the Jehovah's Witnesses view of their Watch Tower society?
Please hold off on editing until you have a substantial amount of things to fix. Each edit bumps the whole question to the home page and causes reviews to happen. You've been kind of excessive in editing this and a couple other posts. I don't mind fixing small details if it's a one time catch, but editing so many times for such little things is considered abusive use of the system on SE (and you've been auto-flagged multiple times for this). Thanks for understanding.