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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
10
comment What about those who lived before Christ long outside the reach of Israel?
This is a really good question topically (+1) but it's kind of broad for the SE format. The main aspects I see in your question have already been asked before as individual points. I have closed this as a duplicate question, but edited in some links to the several possible questions that cover this. Feel free to ask another question if any specific angle isn't covered by the other questions!
Oct
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revised What about those who lived before Christ long outside the reach of Israel?
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revised What about those who lived before Christ long outside the reach of Israel?
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Oct
10
comment What is unique about Christianity?
@TRiG That's odd. I have no idea who you think I'd be insulting. It was a calculated complement for David's answer. Beyond that, if anybody perceives an insult I think there must be some reading between the lines going on and as the author of the comment I say it wasn't intended.
Oct
10
answered Did Satan really not understand God's salvation plan?
Oct
9
comment What does it mean to test God?
@DavidStratton: I wasn't sure on that one either which is why I didn't mod-close this. While the accepted answer there gave a definition, that wasn't the point of the question and it's possible these two could be addressed more succinctly as two questions rather than as a merged duplicate. You are welcome to put in a close vote if you think otherwise. This is a good case for the community to decide rather than a mod ;) I tend to think it's useful to have this as a separate simpler question and have the other one make whatever definitions it needs to to answer the 'draw the line' question.
Oct
9
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
9
comment Why do women have inferior rights in the Bible?
This question needs some serious editing in order to be constructive. If you strip away some of the references here this doesn't read much differently than the classic pre-loaded question of "have you stopped beating your wife yet". We can do better. It's possible to ask about the role of women in the Bible and whether they are considered to have inferior or superior rights in an impartial tone that isn't going to solicit arguments. If you really want Christianity's perspective on this, ask for it without suggesting what you think it is/was and making people have to refute you.
Oct
9
comment What is unique about Christianity?
+1 back at you, great approach to showing how aspects of Christianity up in other religions but to a different purpose. Also, even the ones that claim to exalt some deity really are focused on glorifying man (some directly, some in their perceived ability to get their act together and influence the world or even a divine being, some in their very rejection of 'self' only wind up worship humanity as a whole instead of as individuals)
Oct
9
comment What does it mean to test God?
Welcome to Christianity.SE. I think this is a good question on its own, but you might be interested in checking out this related one here: Where do we draw the line when questioning/testing God?
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revised What is unique about Christianity?
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answered What is unique about Christianity?
Oct
9
comment What was Jesus' view on the authority of Scripture?
Where are you quoting from?
Oct
8
comment What was Jesus' view on the authority of Scripture?
Related question: Did Jesus consider OT events to be literal history?
Oct
8
comment Did Jesus consider OT events to be literal history?
Related question: What was Jesus' view on the authority of Scripture?
Oct
8
comment What was Satan's view on the authority of Scripture?
Parallel question: What was Jesus' view on the authority of Scripture?
Oct
8
comment What was Jesus' view on the authority of Scripture?
Parallel question: What was Satan's view on the authority of Scripture?
Oct
8
comment How is Freemasonry related to Christianity?
Does Freemasonry make any claim on the allegiances of it's membership in over or in some specified balance to the faith(s) that they old? How do they account for when incompatibilities do arise?
Oct
8
comment How is Freemasonry related to Christianity?
Neil this question (and the requested point of view) have changed dramatically since you answered in response to complaints about the original question. I am temporarily-deleting this answer since it isn't relevant to the current question any more. If you want to edit it for the new question please then flag it for moderator attention and we'll get it back online. Thanks!
Oct
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revised What's the Mormon view of Freemasonry?
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