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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
6
comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
So ... in what way do you see this answer as representing [what part of] Christianity?
Oct
6
comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
As a comment on general philosophy, I see your point. What I don't see is what part of this represents any part of Christianity. Christianity very clearly believes that God is able to understand (and even shared in) human suffering, but also that good and evil are defined in reference to his person not as independent abstract ideas -- which doesn't seem to factor into your comment at all.
Oct
6
comment Was tithing 10% required or encouraged by the early church?
As Wikis said, welcome to Christianity.SE. We do appreciate participation from any theological tradition, but we do have some structured rules about how answers need to match the question asked. I suggest you read up on our meta faq about answers when you get a chance. Also please note if you have any affiliation with the site you mention. Linking to outside resources is acceptable, but we'd like to see affiliation if there is any.
Oct
6
revised Are “sin” and “transgression” different in LDS terminology?
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Oct
6
revised Are “sin” and “transgression” different in LDS terminology?
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Oct
6
asked Are “sin” and “transgression” different in LDS terminology?
Oct
6
comment What roles are women allowed to play in LDS Sunday services?
Accept votes are mutable :) Still appreciate the official references here.
Oct
6
accepted What roles are women allowed to play in LDS Sunday services?
Oct
6
revised What roles are women allowed to play in LDS Sunday services?
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Oct
6
comment What roles are women allowed to play in LDS Sunday services?
It says I have to wait two more minutes before accepting an answer. Humph.
Oct
6
asked What roles are women allowed to play in LDS Sunday services?
Oct
6
comment In what sense do Mormons believe salvation is only through Christ?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! To the best of my knowledge, this answer is both a factually correct representation of LDS theology and a spot on answer to this question. What would make it even better is some references to official doctrinal statements for each of the main points you make. While you're here, I would encourage to you read our faq and checkout Christianity Meta, particularly these posts that cover our guidelines for answers.
Oct
6
comment Joseph reveals himself to his brothers, why the elaborate ruse?
I don't feel strongly enough to mod hammer this but if I had just a community VTC I think I would use it. It seems like one of two things is happening.... Either you are hunting the text for possible connections or lack thereof in which case this should be edited and migrated to Biblical Hermeneutics, or you expect this to go somewhere doctrinal in which case either it needs focusing on some doctrinal framework or specifically asking for what doctrines affect or speak to this.
Oct
6
comment What is an LDS general conference?
Good question and I'm interested to see answers, but it seems a little overloaded with sub questions. I'm sure it's a pretty big subject and this calls for a lot of detail. I would suggest breaking some of the specifics out into independent questions.
Oct
5
comment What does it mean for a priest 'to lose faith'?
There is some poient description here of what it's like for a true believer and called servant to turn his back on or struggle with his calling. This is great and I'd +1 except it seems like half an answer, and maybe only the smaller half. I'd like to see the possible other scenario to this question addressed: the far more common case of unregenerate people ending up in ministry without the heart and calling and eventually "loosing" a faith that they never really had.
Oct
5
comment Original sin and its consequences
@RiverC: Perhaps you could suggest what aspect of this question is significantly different and edit the question so that it is not so high a percentage of overlap. I'd be happy to help re-open it when its more clearly calls for a different answer than the other question, but for the moment I have to agree with previous voters that I'd expect to see roughly the same set answers on these.
Oct
5
reviewed Close Original sin and its consequences
Oct
5
reviewed Leave Open Is it possible to get into heaven, but then be cast out at a later date?
Oct
5
comment How is Christ's death so significant?
His death was about far more than proving his humanity. I think you might have completely missed how significant it was. His physical human body being bled out pales in significance to the creator and sustainer of the universe being accursed and cut off from the living. That in itself accomplished something. Yes the resurrection is important, but don't discount the importance of his death.
Oct
5
comment Original sin and its consequences
Your feeble attempts at describing infinite opposites remind me of my own utter failures to put the magnitude of these issues into words.