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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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revised According to reformed theology, why are certain important doctrines not “obvious”? [i.e. why does the Westminister Confession even exist?]
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revised Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
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revised Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
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revised Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
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answered Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
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comment How to compare Christian pastor credentials?
Again, I didn't downvote -- but your personal belief about pastor's education is irrelevant to this question. The only fragment of this that is relevant is not very helpful at all (one common reason for downvotes).
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
@AffableGeek: If you're feeling spunky I have a few junk questions still floating around from some of my earlier experiments on the site ;) And don't worry, VTC's expire. Casting them is the right thing to do.
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comment What is fundamentalism?
You might be a "fundamentalist" if ___
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
@AffableGeek: I edited pretty significantly to try get away from the duplicated part and focus on the aspect that is different in my question.
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
@MasonWheeler: I agree. Most people's ideas of "conservative" have no bearing on Christianity and it doesn't belong as a label for religious belief. I included it in that list because it gets missused quite a lot.
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
Way to match the meme!
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
@MattWhite: That has been my rough impression before, but seeing people who are clearly both intellectual and do not characterize that kind of response to the world but who self identify as fundamental is what made me ask this question. That historical background would make a good contribution as an answer.
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comment You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
This is a pretty good draft! If you get to revisit it I'd like to see the issues that are also common to non fundamentalists at least tagged but maybe even defined with local definitions. Your link to the related question of how does a fundamentalist see inerrant is great. By the same token, Sola Scriptura is hardly an identifying characteristic. Does it have a different shade of meaning inside the circle?
Oct
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comment What does it mean to say “Jesus died for our sins”?
Could we ask you to edit in some kind of reference to show what part of Christianity is represented by this view?
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comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
I actually think there is merit to this thought, but 'd like to see you address why this answer is not just a lead in to Annihilationism -- which seems like a relevant thing for answers to cover on this question.
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comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
I've raised a related question sparked by your claim that this is consistent with JW theology: Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in annihilation? I'd love to see you weigh in there. As for this answer, I would still like to see historical references and official references that show this is actually consistent with JW doctrine. I don't know enough about it to verify, but the interpretations are clearly not orthodox Christian so you might be right, I'd just like to see them identified.
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asked Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in annihilation?
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comment “I will lift Your Name”
@DanAndrews: As asked, this is very much a doctrinal issue and not a textual one. A different related question could be asked on Biblical Hermeneutics, but this one wouldn't fit there at all.