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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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reviewed Reviewed Is the Bible an inexhaustible source?
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed How does Free Grace Theology reconcile 1 John?
Dec
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comment What would happen to somebody voting in opposition to a proposition at LDS General Conference?
What is the current status of this group of dissenters and their standing in the LDS church?
Dec
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reviewed Reviewed When was the first occurrence of Jesus being used as a name?
Dec
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reviewed Leave Open Purpose of prayer?
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comment What version of the Bible is closest to the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek manuscripts?
I think you would come to a much more useful understanding of translations by researching (and perhaps asking here) about what the purpose and methodology of each translation you are interseted in was or what translations use a methodology or priority set you are interested in. First you need to learn a little bit about the translation process however, it's not as simple as most people think. It's not a black and white choice between accuracy and something else...
Nov
30
comment How do Christians understand the omniscience of God in relation to the Uncertainty Principle?
See also the Jewish take on this same issue over on Mi Yodeya.
Nov
30
comment Did Jesus suffer on the Cross in all possible senses?
See also my answer to this related question: christianity.stackexchange.com/a/2599/30
Nov
30
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
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reviewed Approve healing tag wiki excerpt
Nov
30
comment What is the relationship between international branches of the LDS Church?
The LDS church is nowhere close to the shear size of the Catholic church and it's presence in other parts of the world is a relatively new phenomenon. I wouldn't expect anything even resembling the diversity, controversy, heft or roots that the Catholic church has in different countries --- not for generations to come. Doctrinally it also won't lend itself to such dispersion (viewpoint wise).
Nov
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comment How does “being born a sinner” compare to “being born perfect” affect one's outlook on life and problem solving?
BTW, sorry this got closed as Not Constructive because the four voters before me agreed on that, but I think Off Topic might have been nearer the mark. In any case please understand a question closure isn't a death sentence, it's just a timeout and it can be re-opened if it is edited into shape. I'm sure our community will help you do that if you give us some idea what you are basing this on.
Nov
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comment How does “being born a sinner” compare to “being born perfect” affect one's outlook on life and problem solving?
I'm going to have to agree with Jon here. At the moment this reads like a theoretical philosophy question rather than one about Christianity. Most Christian doctrine doesn't delve too deeply into theoretical realms of things that don't match our presuppositions. If you had a specific question about a particular Christian that believed in people being born perfect, that would certainly be on topic. Even if your question was "are there any", that might work. Otherwise contrasting two things, one of which doesn't really exist, doesn't seem like something we can do with good doctrinal support.
Nov
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reviewed Close How does “being born a sinner” compare to “being born perfect” affect one's outlook on life and problem solving?
Nov
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comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
I think this is a good answer that for some reason got burried at the bottom. However I think it could be improved with a note about what Christian traditions this view speaks for and which it does not (there are a couple, and a few on the fence but it should be easy to categorize them). As a question about Christianity, this speaks for a majority but it would paint a more useful picture of Christianity (not just correct doctrine) if it was identified.
Nov
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accepted Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
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answered Did Jesus suffer on the Cross in all possible senses?
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revised Did Jesus suffer on the Cross in all possible senses?
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Nov
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comment Why do Biblical examples of polygamy include polygyny and not polyandry?
Historical Christianity is on topic too, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what you're asking. Go-fetch for "Is there a verse that says X" isn't a very good question, and "Why does the Bible say X and not Y" isn't something we can approach without a doctrinal perspective to work inside of. If you rule out those two things being your question, I'm not sure what you have left? A cultural discussion on the pros and cons of polyandry? Please explain in what way you see this question being about Christianity and we'll see what we can do for it...
Nov
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reviewed Reject suffering tag wiki excerpt