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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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reviewed Close What does the Bible say about vegetarian diets?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do Protestants harmonize the creeds and confessions on anthropomorphism?
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revised What is the meaning of 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice'?
removed two parapraphs: the first because it is totally inapropriate to preach at or deride other users of the site and the other because it was a bout a verse that was not part of the question nor did show it was connected to the subject of the question
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revised How does the Catholic church explain Matthew 19:9 which seems to allow divorce in case of sexual misconduct
"also hear from" is not a good plan for question scope here
Aug
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comment Spending God's Money
Hello steve and thank you for your question. The mission of our site is to answer factual questions about Christianity, particularly the doctrines and practices of specific groups. We are not able to answer more personal questions, general ones without a theological tradition for scope or those requiring a judgment call on a matter of faith. We invite you to consult your local church leaders, or other trustworthy counselors in your decision making process.
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open Where are Gog and Magog located?
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open What is the tradition for ordination in Pentecostal churches?
Aug
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reviewed Leave Open Is there any evidence to support a preference for second-career pastors coming disproportionately from IT?
Aug
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reviewed Close Does the Bible speak of Cain's actions
Aug
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reviewed Close Arabs descended from Ishmael or Joktan?
Aug
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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comment What Bad, Evil Things Has Satan/The Devil Actually Done?
It is completely unclear how this question should be answered. What are you trying to learn about Christianity? If you are trying to learn something, you need to not force a response based on your own premises. For example Christianity does not "define Satan as the ultimate evil". Are you trying to learn what evil is according to Christianity (hint: it's not the same as the definition you are using) or why the devil is evil? Or are you trying to accuse God of being evil? Or for why Christian's don't consider God to be evil? What specifically are you interested in learning (and about who)?
Aug
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comment What Bad, Evil Things Has Satan/The Devil Actually Done?
Mod notice: Comments are not for holding theological discussions. Under questions they can be used to ask for clarifications or suggest improvements. To such comments the only necessary response would be to edit and clarify or adapt the question, not comment back to discuss the theological issues involved.
Aug
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comment For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?
@FMShyanguya Comments are ephemeral second class citizens on the SE network, you should never expect them to stick around. Also they should stick to issues with a given post, either asking for clarifications or suggesting improvements. The chit-chat should be saved for Christianity Chat and discussion of the site itself should be done on Christianity Meta. Most of the removed comments here were removed because they were discussing issues, not the question itself. A few more were either obsolete, too chatty, or meta content that readers of this question/answer page do not need to be subjected to.
Aug
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revised Who wrote the Book of Revelation?
added 260 characters in body
Aug
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reviewed Edit suggested edit on All Israel shall be saved
Aug
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revised All Israel shall be saved
Addition of tags.
Aug
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revised When are the various assorted labels for Catholics applied and how are they related?
added 135 characters in body; edited title
Aug
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comment What do Catholics say the bible says about giving publicly or privately?
There are lots of different views on financial giving and it's relation to other attitudes in Christianity. This is inherently a doctrinal question, but you haven't specified what doctrinal framework you are using or want to learn about. "Christianity" and "The Bible" are too broad categories for questions, you need more scope than that.
Aug
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comment For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?
Can you edit those last two clarification into your answer and explain what the overlap is (or isn't) between them?