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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
5
comment How about the outside of the Garden of Eden?
@Chris'ssister: Are you hear to learn about Christianity's views or soapbox your own? (Note this isn't even about truth -- this site isn't for determining that.) All this site is good for is learning about Christianity's views and coming to understand all the doctrines, beliefs and practices of Christianity. This answer accurately summarizes a Biblical and Christian view. There are various divergent minority views but your question is not focused on those, you asked a very general one and got a very good general answer. If that's a problem, you might be asking questions for the wrong reason.
Oct
5
comment How about the outside of the Garden of Eden?
Communication isn't just about you. What's in your head may be clear to you, but what we are saying as outside observers is that in reading your questions, there is not enough specific detail for them to be clear. We aren't treating everybody the same, we're responding to your questions individually based on their own current merits -- and encouraging you to improve them and giving you directions for that to happen. Insulting the people trying to help you isn't going to help your cause. There are a lot of experienced folks here that can help show you the ropes. Please listen to them.
Oct
5
comment How about the outside of the Garden of Eden?
This doesn't mean you can fix this up and get it re-opened. Please check out the posts on our meta site that give guidelines for questions including the one about how to get closed questions re-opened. Once it is clear what the question is and it is scoped in a way that fits this site's guidelines, we can open it back up and people can go at it. But the question needs to be clear first.
Oct
5
comment How about the outside of the Garden of Eden?
This question need some work before it is reasonably answered. Please take advantage of our community in Christianity Chat or here in comment to help you find a specific enough direction for this. One half of the question is completely unclear, so I could have closed this is "not a real question" because of the vague, broad nature and lack of references. Because the other half was a duplicate of a previous question, I have closed as a duplicate for now.
Oct
4
comment How to compare Christian pastor credentials?
I changed my mind, I am going to downvote. Here's why. You're main point has nothing to do with the question asked. The problem with this might be easier to see in another context. Say the question was about comparing the translation process for the NWT translation and the ESV. Your answer here would be a rant about how JW doctrine is wrong on their escatology. No mater how much you may be right, you aren't answering with good information about translation process. These kind of off-topic answers are actively bad for the site because they degrade the overall quality of answers.
Oct
4
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why did God create man?
Oct
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
3
comment Do Cessationists believe that there are no modern miracles?
@MarcGravell Probably so. It's just kind of hard to put together a quality response hacking it out with one thumb on a crowded train.
Oct
3
comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
Great answer and as an insider so to speak, seems more useful than mine in that you speak directly to the issue. Because the topic has been coming up in chat and questions, I'm curious whether you would choose to identify yourself as a "fundamentslist". Why or why not? Catch me in Christianity Chat?
Oct
3
comment Do Cessationists believe that there are no modern miracles?
Absolutely not! It's the how, why and on who's initiative that we disagree on.
Oct
2
comment What could persuade a presumably otherwise-rational Satan to turn on God?
Hey Chris's sister, Welcome to Christianity.SE. I noticed you tried to remove the content of this question. If you'd really like, we can delete this question for you (not just the question body but the whole thing). However, if you'd like, we might be able to help you edit it to be an answerable question. I think Christianity actually has a pretty clear answer to this question. If you'd like to try that please comment here and we'll help you edit it. For the moment, I've closed it pending some direction. If you prefer, we can delete...
Oct
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revised What could persuade a presumably otherwise-rational Satan to turn on God?
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Oct
2
revised According to reformed theology, why are certain important doctrines not “obvious”? [i.e. why does the Westminister Confession even exist?]
Fixed footnot / link parsing issue.
Oct
2
comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
@MaskedPlant: That would be very difficult to ask as a constructive question here, you would have to scope it carefully. But the answer is relatively simple. Neither Catholics nor Protestants nor Orthodox reject each other as being not part of some core markers that identify them Christian. They might reject that they are "true" Christians and might say they got Christianity all wrong, but they still recognize that some of the starting principles are the same.
Oct
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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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comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
@dongle26: If nothing else, you have a tradition of claiming you don't have a tradition. Even if you were a cult who's beliefs were a radical departure from any previous version Christian faith (they are not), you still ARE and HAVE a tradition. That tradition also has heritage. It came from somewhere, maybe through many iterations, but you bring that heritage with you.
Oct
2
revised You might be a “fundamentalist” if ___
I guess I'm not a fundy, I had to look Francis Turretin up.
Oct
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Oct
2
comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
Hey @dongle26 you might note that I have completely rewritten my answer. i hope that helps make the whole issue make a little more sense. We'd still love to see you in Christianity Chat if you'd like to talk about issue regarding the scope of this site and our general guidelines.