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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 How do modalists understand the role of Jesus as mediator?
@ fredsbend Actually we're up to 7 deleted answers on this post (some by owner, some by mods). That's why Community ♦ marked it as protected. It's going to take some actual expertise to answer, not just people spouting ideas.
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comment What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?
Please remove the non-answer meta content from the top of this post. If the question is clear enough to answer in its current form, then answer it. If not then don't answer and VTC and note what clarifications are necessary. The meta talk about the question (and especially other posts) does not belong in answers.
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comment How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
I would suggest this question is running into trouble because you are asking from a very specific position that you've staked out in your mind but not articulated as part of the question scope. You've made certain pre-suppositions and then jumped into the issue three steps in asking for how other views "reconcile" an issue that is not even a problem for their views, it's only a problem is the first place based on your set of pre-suppositions. I suggest backing up a couple steps and just asking how the 2nd Peter verse fits into whatever theological framework you are interested in.
Dec
15
comment How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
Comments are not for extended discussion; the conversation about "cults" has been moved to chat. Lets keep the comment section focused on requests or suggestions for clarifications on the post. Debating the issue (and side issues) is not what the comment feature is here for.
Dec
15
comment Why did Daniel feel the need to pray towards Jerusalem, even at the cost of his own life?
This question seems to be based on an unsubstantiated (and I believe, bogus) assumption that the direction of the prayer had anything to do with this other than good story-telling. I don't see a shred of evidence in the text that the direction mattered.
Dec
15
comment Why does Paul say that a husband is “divided” between his wife and God?
If you are interested in a real analysis of the original text a little bit of editing could make this a good candidate for migrating to Biblical Hermeneutics. Otherwise it will need to be adjusted for what theological tradition you would like to address this question towards.
Dec
15
revised What is significant about the swaddling clothes with which Jesus was wrapped as a baby?
removed non-answer content; formated for readability
Dec
13
reviewed Leave Open Who, according to Catholic teaching, do Muslims worship?
Dec
12
comment Is there any Biblical basis for saying that wives should divorce their physically-abusive husbands?
@Hello Please do not use comments to answer questions or give advice. That's not what the feature is here for.
Dec
11
revised Is there Scriptural Evidence that Moses had a command that made it Lawful for a Man to Divorce his Wife?
remove meta-content/comments about the post from the post body
Dec
11
revised Do I have to admit to not being a virgin when preparing for a Catholic wedding?
moved comment content into post (comments are ephemoral)
Dec
11
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Dec
10
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
10
comment What issues do Catholics representing God in fiction historically face?
@fredsbend CS Lewis strongly identified with the Church of England/Anglicanism not Catholicism (somewhat to the disappointment of Tolkien, who was Roman Catholic). Likely many of the same issues in dealing with religiously grounded fiction would be similar, but the way his own church would have related to him and his works would have been a bit different.
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open When, how and why did Mary start to be called “Queen of heaven”?
Dec
10
reviewed Close Why do some people get healed, and others don't?
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open The difference between how the Holy Spirit and Son “proceed” from the Father
Dec
10
revised What does Revelation 19:12-16 mean?
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Dec
9
comment When, how and why did Mary start to be called “Queen of heaven”?
@DMS It doesn't ask for Catholic sources at all. I don't see why Catholicism's silence on the matter would aspect whether this is on topic for the site or not when the question isn't addressed specifically at Catholics.