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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.


Dec
11
revised Do I have to admit to not being a virgin when preparing for a Catholic wedding?
moved comment content into post (comments are ephemoral)
Dec
11
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
10
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
10
comment What issues do Catholics representing God in fiction historically face?
@fredsbend CS Lewis strongly identified with the Church of England/Anglicanism not Catholicism (somewhat to the disappointment of Tolkien, who was Roman Catholic). Likely many of the same issues in dealing with religiously grounded fiction would be similar, but the way his own church would have related to him and his works would have been a bit different.
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open When, how and why did Mary start to be called “Queen of heaven”?
Dec
10
reviewed Close Why do some people get healed, and others don't?
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open The difference between how the Holy Spirit and Son “proceed” from the Father
Dec
10
revised What does Revelation 19:12-16 mean?
rolled back to a previous revision
Dec
9
comment When, how and why did Mary start to be called “Queen of heaven”?
@DMS It doesn't ask for Catholic sources at all. I don't see why Catholicism's silence on the matter would aspect whether this is on topic for the site or not when the question isn't addressed specifically at Catholics.
Dec
9
comment When, how and why did Mary start to be called “Queen of heaven”?
@FMS This is a history question not a Catholicism question. Catholic sources are certainly relevant but if the officially sanctioned line given by the Catholic church differs for any reason from other historical sources that would be a relevant and appropriate thing to note in answering this question. Note the church-history tag and absence of a catholicism tag.
Dec
9
comment What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?
@BenjaminHoogterp I actually upvoted the original version of this, my comment is late but based on my initial read.
Dec
9
comment What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?
+1 even though I don't particularly agree with all this because it is the strongest basis and reasoning I see forwarded by people who do hold the position asked about in the question. I would have to disagree with @Ward and others and suggest that this does answer the question.
Dec
9
comment What is the origin of the idea that Michael is Jesus?
Can you please re-post this answer an the other question where it is a match for the question scope and delete it here? Thank you. (You can get the source for it by clicking edit and copy-pasting from there to a new answer on the other post.)
Dec
7
comment Which law(s) defined in the New Testament are not already in the Old Testament?
What is and isn't binding on non-Christians as well as the role of OT laws in relation to NT ones are areas of massive disparity between different theological traditions. You're going to have to limit this question with some sort of baseline scope where those things are defined in a way that answers can build on. Otherwise this just turns into a debate about those theological issues.
Dec
5
comment Can angels be saved?
@FMS Not cool. Please don't do that trick with comments again, either on my posts or anyone else's. If they choose to respond great, if not leave them alone. If you want to carry on a conversation, catch people in chat.
Dec
4
reviewed Close Is Jeremiah 10:2-5 referring to a Christmas Tree?
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
Dec
1
comment How do Seventh Day Adventists interpret Romans 14:5?
@Zenon Please read the whole answer. The bit about the 4th commandment appears to be given as background leading into the context in which SDA interprets your Romans passage. As far as I can tell this does in fact answer the question from the requested perspective as this site expects.
Dec
1
revised What happens if the Cardinals who voted against the Pope get stuck with a Pope they don't like?
removed aspect of question that introduced an opinion question regarding current events which would be outsite the scope of this site
Nov
29
comment What happens to a human after he dies according to Catholicism?
laovultai (and @JayarathinaMadharasan) I fixed the link above. The Area 51 page where the site was proposed isn't the best place to send people as the site is active in beta. You can link to it using [hinduism.se] in comments: Hinduism.