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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.


Aug
22
revised How can a loving God make a deal with the devil?
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Aug
22
comment What makes a confession sacramental?
This is all perfectly good content, but I think you missed the main point of my question. This post is hung up on the Catholic definition on "confession" as a sacrament, but it doesn't touch on the ordinary English definition, what the status of a revelation made during an ordinary social chat with a priest would be or what the initiation procedure is that officially makes instantiates the protected official act of confession.
Aug
22
revised What makes a confession sacramental?
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Aug
22
comment What makes a confession sacramental?
@FMShyanguya This question accurately reflects my (lack of) understanding of the issue. That's what makes it a question. What you suggest sounds like an answer, not an edit.
Aug
21
comment Homosexual marriages in the Catholic church
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Aug
20
reviewed Close What does the Bible say about vegetarian diets?
Aug
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do Protestants harmonize the creeds and confessions on anthropomorphism?
Aug
19
revised What is the meaning of 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice'?
removed two parapraphs: the first because it is totally inapropriate to preach at or deride other users of the site and the other because it was a bout a verse that was not part of the question nor did show it was connected to the subject of the question
Aug
18
revised How does the Catholic church explain Matthew 19:9 which seems to allow divorce in case of sexual misconduct
"also hear from" is not a good plan for question scope here
Aug
18
reviewed Leave Open Where are Gog and Magog located?
Aug
18
reviewed Leave Open What is the tradition for ordination in Pentecostal churches?
Aug
18
reviewed Leave Open Is there any evidence to support a preference for second-career pastors coming disproportionately from IT?
Aug
18
reviewed Close Does the Bible speak of Cain's actions
Aug
18
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
15
revised Who wrote the Book of Revelation?
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Aug
15
reviewed Edit suggested edit on All Israel shall be saved
Aug
15
revised All Israel shall be saved
Addition of tags.
Aug
14
revised When are the various assorted labels for Catholics applied and how are they related?
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Aug
14
comment How do Catholics reconcile these verses about giving publicly and yet privately?
There are lots of different views on financial giving and it's relation to other attitudes in Christianity. This is inherently a doctrinal question, but you haven't specified what doctrinal framework you are using or want to learn about. "Christianity" and "The Bible" are too broad categories for questions, you need more scope than that.
Aug
13
comment For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?
Can you edit those last two clarification into your answer and explain what the overlap is (or isn't) between them?