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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.


May
29
revised Is the name “Ahmed” found in scripture?
deleted 12 characters in body
May
29
asked Are JWs restricted from expressing things in their own words?
May
28
comment Which God do Muslims pray to according to Catholic, Orthodox and main-stream Protestant tradition?
@SteelyDan: It is not a requirement to acknowledge other view points when an answer has already covered the range of viewpoints specifically requested by the question asker. In this case covering non-chalcedonian views would be completely beside the point, and considering the breadth of this view it is hardly fair to call it "a particular perspective".
May
28
comment Which God do Muslims pray to according to Catholic, Orthodox and main-stream Protestant tradition?
@brilliant: Re point 5, I disagree that this would be better as separate questions anyway. In a case like this were you are looking for broad generalizations anyway, it is not unreasonable to compare them between several branches in one answer.
May
28
revised Which God do Muslims pray to according to Catholic, Orthodox and main-stream Protestant tradition?
Please don't comment on posts in answers, just answer the question. I've converted that bit to a comment.
May
25
revised Why did Jesus tell His disciples to buy a sword?
Fixed formatting, noted translation and added links.
May
25
comment Why did Jesus tell His disciples to buy a sword?
Related question on Biblical Hermeneutics: Why does Jesus tell the disciples to buy swords?
May
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on adam tag wiki
May
24
revised marriage wiki excerpt
rolled back to a previous revision
May
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on rapture tag wiki
May
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on lutheranism tag wiki excerpt
May
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on lutheranism tag wiki
May
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on eschatology tag wiki
May
23
comment Is there a biblical basis/justification for requiring a pastor be educated?
Never mind whether it is right or wrong, this answer is too messy and rambling to be useful. It's hard to make out what position is being stated, and even less clear whose position is being spoken for. A string of appended comments and your comments on the comments only makes it worse. Commenting on getting downvotes is also a great way to get downvoted as that is also not useful material as an answer to the original question.
May
23
comment How much did Paul's travels cost?
Moderator note: Comments unrelated to the question or answer they are made on will be deleted. SE sites are not discussion forums.
May
23
comment How much did Paul's travels cost?
@lulian: As noted, both the Bible and other historical accounts show that Paul and other Apostles stayed weeks, months and even years in many locations.
May
23
comment Is Smoking Weed a Sin?
@DJClayworth: Of course a good question could be asked on this topic (Mason's answer proves that), but that doesn't make this a good question. I don't think it should be re-opened until somebody goes to the work to edit it or actually ask a good question that adhears to our community guidelines.
May
23
awarded  Sportsmanship
May
23
comment How much did Paul's travels cost?
I suspect the considerations that site is aiming at are profoundly different from those facing Paul. As an analogy, if you were in modern day Antioch and wanted to get up to see the congregation in Smyrna for the weekend, a modern day travel site would place the trip cost at > $1,300. However living in the area, I know a way I could make the same trip for less than $40 and that the congregation on the other end would gladly house and feed me during my stay even if I wasn't going specifically to preach or otherwise serve them.
May
23
comment Is Smoking Weed a Sin?
Scraping Facebook for provocative/witty quips does not a good question make. This site is not responsible for explaining all the dumb things people say and do. If you have a serious question, please put some serious effort into the asking process by doing some research beforehand, then taking time to form a quality question. For help, see What makes a good focused question?