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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
6
comment Does Catholicism teach that the Pope is God?
I've edited this down to one question. Your secondary question would make a good question here too, but we really want to keep question scopes to a manageable level so one question at a time please. You can certainly go ahead and ask that question as well.
Jan
6
revised Does Catholicism teach that the Pope is God?
removed second question
Jan
6
comment Why do some Protestants divide the Blood of Christ into individual cups?
I believe there are at least two factual errors here. First, the number of Protestants that pray over the cup before dividing it into servings is not a "majority". Likewise Protestants don't tend to believe the wine/bread becomes anything different than what is was as a result of the prayer. So while this sounds like a plausible theory, I don't think this accurately represents Protestant doctrine.
Jan
5
comment Can science prove Calvinism wrong?
Mod notice: Comments are only for a specific purpose—suggesting improvements or requesting clarifications to posts. They may not be used for debating issues and even less so for off topic discussions.
Jan
5
revised Are Mormons Protestants?
edited body; deleted 1 character in body
Jan
4
comment How were the quarter-millennium anniversaries of the resurrection of Jesus commemorated?
This does not really answer the question that was asked nor does it cite any basis or references for the position. It reads more like a forum post or discussion starter than a definative answer to what was asked. Can you edit to flesh this out?
Jan
2
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Dec
29
comment View on divorce after civil marriage in Protestant Churches?
@Anonymous You can feel iffy all you want but obviously I disagree with your analysis (which really should be on the question not my answer). This is not pastoral advice in that it's looking specifically for views of a theological tradition not what to do in his case. Also it's not too broad because it's really quite easy to generalize the answer while still covering most of the asked scope. I might have been too brief but it's not unreasonable to expect an answer to cover this. If you disagree then vote to close.
Dec
29
answered View on divorce after civil marriage in Protestant Churches?
Dec
29
comment Are Christians bound to the laws of their country?
@Hello Please don't use the comment feature for extented topical discussion. If you have a request for clarification or suggestion to improve a post that is fine, but this is not a discussion forum and mini answers in comments is not what the tool is for. Thanks for understanding.
Dec
27
comment What is the basis for the idea that God is highly involved in human lives?
I'm afraid this is neither unique to the States nor even to Chrisianity. I don't disbelieve in the miraculous either, but you should know that not everything attributed to or done in the name of Christianity actually is.
Dec
26
revised Where is Jesus's Soul according to tripartite theology?
edited tags; edited title
Dec
21
comment What Countries in the world are considered Christian states?
@fredsbendtheGrinch any ideas for a workable framing?
Dec
20
comment Do Catholics believe that Jesus' time in the wilderness was meant as an allegory?
@JimG. Your funeral.
Dec
20
comment Do Catholics believe that Jesus' time in the wilderness was meant as an allegory?
According to who? Some people don't think anything in the Gospels is historical fact. Others set their clocks my it. If you are asking what Christians believe about something you need to be more specific about who you are asking.
Dec
20
revised Why does transubstantiation refer only to communion?
move content from comment to post
Dec
20
comment What is the scriptural basis for Adam living forever after eating from the Tree of Life?
@LCIII On what basis did you add the lds tag? Eliya is that what you're looking for here?
Dec
20
comment Why is Jesus looking on an oddly standing stone?
@rhetorician If you think there is a problem with the site and/or have a suggestion for fixing it you can raise the issue on Christianity Meta. That's both the place to raise awareness for such issue as well as decide what site guidelines are for dealing with them. In the mean time comments are not the appropriate venue for this kind of discussion. Thanks for understanding.
Dec
20
comment What is the evidence that Jesus rose on a Sunday?
@ShaneHemingway That might be another question, maybe even one for Mi Yodeya.
Dec
20
comment What Countries in the world are considered Christian states?
@fredsbendtheGrinch I don't think the really problem is being a list as the list is of a fixed length and it's reasonable to handle it in the length of an answer post. List questions are a problem when they are open ended and answers can keep getting added and grow forever. The issue I see with this question in the terms are really poorly defined and are going debating proper meanings for them is going to take more of the limelight than answering the base question.