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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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accepted Who was Tychicus?
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awarded  Nice Answer
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asked Who was Tychicus?
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comment Why did the Lord create Goliath?
This starts out well but I think it fails to take into account a lot of important aspects such as God's covenant nature - how he called a people and made promises to them that he kept in spite of there constant disobedience. It wasn't as simple as the Israelites being obedient and the Philistines not. Sure disobedience had consequences but they got restorative discipline not destruction. I agree God is just to all, but that isn't the primary thing going on here. Some receive his grace differently.
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awarded  Altruist
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comment What is the point of Jesus' crucifixion?
Moderator note 2: Also, if you have further discussing to do, the thing to do is head over to The Upper Room and chat it out.
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comment What is the point of Jesus' crucifixion?
What perspective are you answering from? You think there is only a "partially credible defense" for God's actions? Jesus story is setup as a contrast to Judas? These bits don't seem to address the question here, or at least they don't seem to do it from the perspective of a Christian tradition that comes to mine. References please!
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comment Is the name “Ahmed” found in scripture?
@DJClayworth Duly noted.
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revised Does proclaiming that all non-believers won't be saved count as passing judgement?
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comment In which country is the Garden of Eden located?
Is the implication here that the Garden of Eden would be roughly equivalent to modern Israel?
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answered Why in the Book of Exodus did God let the people travel for exactly 40 years?
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revised Did the congregation have input into leader selection in the early church?
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comment Are JWs restricted from expressing things in their own words?
Thanks for answering. This material makes it sound like the answer might be "no". However your surmising that the people I have talked to were just uncomfortable is probably unwarranted since some of them are long term JW missionaries in cross-cultural settings. That also doesn't explain the general trend on this site where all kind of people who don't know their own beliefs well are comfortable spouting off their own opinions, whereas JW's almost universally prefer to wholesale quote an official article. What is the source of this cultural difference between faiths?
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answered Is the name “Ahmed” found in scripture?