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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
8
comment Why Lot's daughters seduced their father?
In addition to @Wiki's comments, it should be noted that that when the NT talks about righteous people, it doesn't mean they were roll models of good behavior, it means that through faith they were people God chose to MAKE righteous. This in no way justifies their immoral acts as sinful people, it just means that God made them part of his people through faith.
Oct
8
comment Why Lot's daughters seduced their father?
Nowhere in the Bible does it say Lot was a prophet, nor can I think of anywhere he is put forward of a model of piety. Quite the contrary, his history is a long string of compromises, selfish and even immoral acts. Your question specifically asks "how Christian theologians justify this", but you haven't noted a single Christian theologian that does so. As far as I know, there are none. So what is your question?
Oct
8
comment Where does the Bible talk about marriage to non-Christians?
Your edits reduced the size of it, but your personal soap box is still the main feature of this "question". I say 'personal' because the assertion that the pastoral letter to the Corinthians and Paul's other writings are not to be applied today and therefore not relevant to addressing this issue is not only contrary to orthodox Christian understanding, but very few un-orthodox groups would even hold a position like that. If the question "Who doesn't believe Paul's pastoral letters are relevant to Christians today?" as a separate question, that might work, but it doesn't belong in this one.
Oct
8
comment To what degree could a person be “pro-polygamy” yet still obey the LDS church?
Welcome to Christianity.SE!
Oct
8
comment Where does the Bible talk about marriage to non-Christians?
Welcome to Christianity.SE. Sorry to close so fast, but the way you have "asked" this is way more of a soap box than a question. There is a valid question in there, but please edit the ranty parts out of it before we turn people loose to answer, otherwise most of what you will get is objections to your rant, which is, quite frankly, not a very sound implementation of either Christian doctrine or hermeneutics. Relying to rants would make this a discussion site rather than QnA.
Oct
8
comment Did Jesus put an end to all religious ways at the cross
Welcome to the site. I'd like to say that the main issue I see with this question is that it is less a question than a soap box. This site isn't a good place to hash out true theology, it is for an outside look in at existing doctrine and practice. You have here in mind a specific point you are trying to get across and maybe have folks discuss. That isn't how this QnA format works. What is your question? Do you want help interpreting this text or do you want to know what existing doctrine are on the issue?
Oct
8
reviewed Reviewed What does it mean to be “born of water” in John 3:5?
Oct
8
comment How can an all powerful supreme being be either good or evil?
Actually while many Christians would not be able to articulate this, most theologians agree that he IS removed from the concepts so far as the concepts are found IN him and not he in them. There can be no "underlying logic" when the very logic we use is "underlaid" by the person of God. However it does not follow that such a God is also removed from temporal human concepts like "a hungry child" as your post implies. That God stepped inside his own creation as a man -- living and experiencing exactly what we do -- is one of the very basic tenants of Christianity.
Oct
7
comment Is it a sin to believe Jesus deceives us, to protect our souls?
Deception? I think you are conflating non similar concepts, nowhere is there even a hint that we are being lied to.
Oct
6
asked How widely used is “beehive” imagery?
Oct
6
comment What would happen to somebody voting in opposition to a proposition at LDS General Conference?
I don't see it yet, but the session in question should show up here eventually. It just happened a few minutes ago on the live stream.
Oct
6
asked What would happen to somebody voting in opposition to a proposition at LDS General Conference?
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?
added 9 characters in body
Oct
6
revised Are “sin” and “transgression” different in LDS terminology?
added 66 characters in body
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?