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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
1
comment Does the Bible make any allusions to life on other planets?
This is actually a great and relevant answer, but I think it could be improved by noting that what official position these ideas have in relation to major Christian traditions. In other words, are these folk religion ideas, are they official in any specific sects or do they have a place in orthodox Christianity?
Oct
1
revised Does the Bible make any allusions to life on other planets?
Minor edit, formatting change highlights the main point of the answer, added link for people who don't know what Gnostic is.
Oct
1
revised Do any denominations have official doctrine regarding humans on other planets?
For or against questions tend to go berzerk OR never get answered properly. They are basically polls. If you want an "against" answer, I suggest asking that specifically. For now it looks like this is a better question just looking for the few cases that give an affirmative answer.
Oct
1
comment What is the relationship between the Book of Mormon and the Bible?
Adding a definition of "infallible" according LDS theology would be helpful here. Even in orthodox Christian circles the word carries different meaning from tradition to tradition. Also, addressing the same point Daniel did about the importance of "later revelation" would also be helpful.
Oct
1
revised What works do the LDS Church recognize as Scripture?
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Oct
1
revised How are the different covenants related to or different from each other?
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Oct
1
revised What is the difference between a covenant and a contract?
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Oct
1
revised How can I tell the difference between the Moral law and other laws in the old testament?
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Oct
1
comment What makes a confession sacramental?
Is that a "if any of the following are true" list or a "if all of the following are true" list?
Sep
30
comment What makes a confession sacramental?
@DavidStratton: I asked this because a comment thread on this answer got my curiosity going...
Sep
30
comment From a Fundamentalist standpoint, what does the phrase “Inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God” mean?
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Sep
30
comment Can there be free will in heaven?
Good thoughts. This answer would be a lot better if you could mention what this view is called and what part of Christianity believes this way. What view are you representing here?
Sep
30
comment According to reformed theology, does reformed theology fall apart if one removes the doctrine of predestination?
Nobody would dream of putting predestination on a level with Christ. In fact no specific point of our knowledge about God or his works would ever even be a comparable item. That isn't at all the sense in which "pillar" is being used here.
Sep
30
revised What is the difference between “catholicism” and “catholic”?
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Sep
30
revised What makes a confession sacramental?
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Sep
30
comment Do Catholic priests have to report child abuse confessed in secret?
I think the issue of how and where a confession is sacramental belongs in another question. What makes a confession sacramental?
Sep
30
asked What makes a confession sacramental?
Sep
30
comment If the Bible has been changed over the years, can we still trust it?
@JimG. I read every word, and most of it got a second pass before making that comment. You should be more careful about what you presume about others. Not everybody's needs or desires in content are the same. Skip the long answers if you like.
Sep
29
comment If the Bible has been changed over the years, can we still trust it?
More to the point however is that your answer doesn't state who it speaks for. Who believes this, what is the name for it, where does it fit into the realm of Christian belief?
Sep
29
comment If the Bible has been changed over the years, can we still trust it?
I wouldn't go so far as to say it is everything, but you can't just throw it to the wind without consequences. Also, there is no need to as it actually holds up to that kind of scrutiny.