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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.


Jan
17
comment What does Satan look like?
[edited] This is not representative of Christianity's views (nor Biblically accurate). The issue of Satan masquerading as an angel of light is not put in the relevant context that most Christians would put it in, and side issues such as people being attracted to evil things (esp in their unregenerate state) are not explained satisfactorily.
Jan
17
comment What does it mean that God is the saviour of all people, especially those who believe?
@curiousdannii comparing with other verses (esp non Pauline ones!) makes this still a very doctrinal question. This is not easily resolved as a textual issue; one way or the other only a full blown theological framework is going to resolve this question making it a "truth" question here and a "doctrine" question on BH. As written it fits neither site.
Jan
16
comment What does it mean that God is the saviour of all people, especially those who believe?
This has far too many presumptions and is too doctrinally loaded for BH as written. I'm not sure it's okay here either but I can't migrate as is.
Jan
9
comment Did any other philosophical systems have as much influence on the early Church as Platonism and Stoicism?
As for the content of the answer, by personal observation is that there are bits in here that may be true, but it also mixes in a specific agenda that isn't an accurate representation of Christianity. It's a mixed bag but to some extent I think this ends up addressing a true premise behind the question as if it was false. Case in point: do you seriously think that less "intellectual" people bring any less philosophical/world view baggage with them? Do you think Christianity hasn't also suffered at the hands of lay people that would strip it of its actual tenets in favor of folk doctrines?
Jan
9
comment Did any other philosophical systems have as much influence on the early Church as Platonism and Stoicism?
@MattGutting and flaggers: Addressing premises of questions (esp. if that means setting the record straight on how Christianity sees the world that is different that assumptions in the question) is typically something we do allow on this sort of question. This may or may not be a good answer or even right, but my take on it is that it's not a NAA candidate.
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open Protestant rejection of the Catholic implementation of confession
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open Who are the two witnesses in the book of Revelation?
Jan
7
reviewed Close Is the intent of Jehovah's Witnesses to remove Christ from their scriptures?
Jan
7
reviewed Close Was Jesus Plan B?
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open Three men appeared to Abraham in Genesis 18, was one Christophany?
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open Which came first, Man or Animal?
Jan
7
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
6
comment Does Catholicism teach that the Pope is God?
Even the absurdity of saying the Pope is "a God" seems to stop considerably short of saying dogmatically "the Pope is God".
Jan
6
comment How can common believers in the Eastern Orthodox Church be sure that the Church's decisions are correct and not erroneous?
In what way is this representative of Orthodox teaching? And how are we to know? This seems more like a platitude than an actual explanation of the belief asked about in the question.
Jan
6
revised How can common believers in the Eastern Orthodox Church be sure that the Church's decisions are correct and not erroneous?
removed not-answer content from answer post
Jan
6
revised Does Catholicism teach that the Pope is God?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
6
answered Does Catholicism teach that the Pope is God?