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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
9
revised How do Young Earth Creationists counter scientific evidence for an old earth?
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Oct
9
comment How do Young Earth Creationists counter scientific evidence for an old earth?
How is this any more than just a minor upgrade on a refute-this question by asking a specific viewpoint for the refutation?
Oct
9
revised How do Young Earth Creationists counter scientific evidence for an old earth?
added 3 characters in body; edited title
Oct
9
comment If the Ten Commandments say “thou shalt not kill” how can a Christian fight in a war?
There is no conflict between OT and NT here, in fact Jesus affirms and even expands the meaning of this commandment. You have, however, utterly failed to engage the issue of interpreting the original commandment, skipping over the scriptural distinction between just any kind of death and murder. After skipping that, your interpretations continue to either miss the plain word meaning of the text or the context in which they are found. Nobody here is trying to say that war is good, but this is not a sound way to prove it is bad and only confuses what the role of an individual may be.
Oct
8
comment Are there any real statistics on how many people fall away?
@PeterTurner: Quite interesting article. Makes me wonder ... why all the fuss and talk of needing to change methodology? Wouldn't it just be easier to abandon the sinking ship and encourage everybody to jump on the one that's gonna keep floating? poke poke
Oct
8
comment Why Lot's daughters seduced their father?
@Noah: No but I removed that part of the question because without a specific reference to one who does, it's pretty silly for anybody to try to defend them. The rest of your question seems to be addressed nicely already by David's answer.
Oct
8
revised Why Lot's daughters seduced their father?
Removed part of question that would need a specific reference from the OP to answer, of which none is given.
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?