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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.


Oct
10
comment What is God's nature?
The edit is better since it helps show how this applies to the way he relates, but seriously, "There can only be one answer." doesn't ring very true when there are a number of similar expressions by which the Bible introduces him to us. What happened to "God is Spirit" or "God is light" or "holy" or "righteous" or "jealous" or any number of the other "God is" statements in the Bible?
Oct
10
revised heresy wiki description
Generalize to avoid the Catholic/Protestant distinction and so it also works for other traditions/sects/etc.
Oct
9
comment What would happen to somebody voting in opposition to a proposition at LDS General Conference?
@Matt: No offense taken, I'm quite amused myself both at my own mistakes and the mirth they cause others on a regular basis.
Oct
9
answered What is God's nature?
Oct
9
revised When did “tithing” come to mean “giving 10% of your gross income to the Church”?
Previous edit added a shade of meaning not present in the original and then bolded it. Removed that emphasis and reverted to the more nuanced statement.
Oct
9
revised Besides works versus grace and indulgences, what were the external practices of the Catholics that offended so many reformers?
Previous edit entirely changed the sense of this statement/question.
Oct
9
comment What would happen to somebody voting in opposition to a proposition at LDS General Conference?
@Matt: At least some anonymous editor had a sense of humor about my utter inability to deal with homophones. The longer I am away from English speaking lands, the worse the problem gets.
Oct
9
comment Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
Welcome to Christianity.SE. You'll note that (in keeping with the spirit of editing to improve quality as mentioned in our faq) I have edited your post with some English and formatting issues to help it fit better on our site. I've also clarified the position being spoken from. This will improve it's reception as people will judge it based on how well it represents that view, not on whether or not they agree with that view. I would love to see you around and would draw your attention to the fact that we have a lot of questions that call specifically for jehovahs-witnesses doctrine.
Oct
9
revised Why are some people born into famine and starvation?
Rewrite to fix some English issues, clean up the formatting, and properly identify the perspective being written from.
Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed Mental Illness vs. Demon Possession
Oct
9
comment Mental Illness vs. Demon Possession
Welcome to Christianity.SE. This is an interesting line of thought, but I'm wondering where the intersection with Christianity is? Do you have references for what Christian traditions hold believes similar to this?
Oct
9
revised How do Young Earth Creationists counter scientific evidence for an old earth?
added 146 characters in body
Oct
9
comment How do Young Earth Creationists counter scientific evidence for an old earth?
How is this any more than just a minor upgrade on a refute-this question by asking a specific viewpoint for the refutation?
Oct
9
revised How do Young Earth Creationists counter scientific evidence for an old earth?
added 3 characters in body; edited title
Oct
9
comment If the Ten Commandments say “thou shalt not kill” how can a Christian fight in a war?
There is no conflict between OT and NT here, in fact Jesus affirms and even expands the meaning of this commandment. You have, however, utterly failed to engage the issue of interpreting the original commandment, skipping over the scriptural distinction between just any kind of death and murder. After skipping that, your interpretations continue to either miss the plain word meaning of the text or the context in which they are found. Nobody here is trying to say that war is good, but this is not a sound way to prove it is bad and only confuses what the role of an individual may be.
Oct
8
comment Are there any real statistics on how many people fall away?
@PeterTurner: Quite interesting article. Makes me wonder ... why all the fuss and talk of needing to change methodology? Wouldn't it just be easier to abandon the sinking ship and encourage everybody to jump on the one that's gonna keep floating? poke poke
Oct
8
comment Why Lot's daughters seduced their father?
@Noah: No but I removed that part of the question because without a specific reference to one who does, it's pretty silly for anybody to try to defend them. The rest of your question seems to be addressed nicely already by David's answer.
Oct
8
revised Why Lot's daughters seduced their father?
Removed part of question that would need a specific reference from the OP to answer, of which none is given.
Oct
8
comment Why Lot's daughters seduced their father?
In addition to @Wiki's comments, it should be noted that that when the NT talks about righteous people, it doesn't mean they were roll models of good behavior, it means that through faith they were people God chose to MAKE righteous. This in no way justifies their immoral acts as sinful people, it just means that God made them part of his people through faith.
Oct
8
comment Why Lot's daughters seduced their father?
Nowhere in the Bible does it say Lot was a prophet, nor can I think of anywhere he is put forward of a model of piety. Quite the contrary, his history is a long string of compromises, selfish and even immoral acts. Your question specifically asks "how Christian theologians justify this", but you haven't noted a single Christian theologian that does so. As far as I know, there are none. So what is your question?