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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.

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Jun
12
comment How is it just that Jesus, an innocent, would be punished for our sins?
I addressed the issue of why Jesus rather than somebody else in an answer to a tangentially related question about the significance of his death.
Jun
12
reviewed Close What is the significance of Jesus' baptism for a theology of baptism?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Proof of Prophethood?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Is there a name for The God Who Hears?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Is it true that Luther intentionally mistranslated Romans 3:28?
Jun
12
reviewed Leave Open Why did Jesus have to die?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Is every sinful behavior a sin?
Jun
12
reviewed Close How is love greater than faith?
Jun
12
reviewed Leave Open Does God sleep?
Jun
12
reviewed Leave Open Why is Jesus looking on an oddly standing stone?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Why does the Old Testament never mention unclean spirits and demon-posessed people?
Jun
12
reviewed Leave Open Did Paul preach Jesus's message?
Jun
11
comment Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
You can add as many weasel words as you like—as if the truth could be buried in lawyer-speak—but this is just factually inaccurate. Unless reading and cross referencing the NT was not part of your search, "I can find no place" rings pretty hollow because Luke confirms a number of specific sayings. Furthermore the question did not even ask for quotes reaffirmed by third witnesses, only whether Paul quoted Jesus, making this answer patently false no matter how you read it.
Jun
7
comment How has the position of the Catholic Church on drugs changed over time?
I'm not sure this even answers the question that was asked. One data point tells you nothing about the delta between that point and another. Also it doesn't really matter what Galatians or Revelations says about the matter—that only clues us in as to what a Scriptural view _should be_—as the question is about what the Roman Catholic church's position was and is (and specifically if it has changed).
Jun
5
comment In the context of 1 Corinthians 7:10-15, is a Christian free to remarry if his Christian spouse falls away from God and divorces?
On BH to ask this question you would need to change the scope to be more specifically about the text itself and the original context, not it's application to Christians. In this site, you would need to change the scope to ask about a specific theological tradition's views on this matter. "Christianity" is too broad a scope as different groups have different takes on issue like this and we are not here to determine who is right, only document what extant groups beliefs are.
May
31
comment How were the authors of the four gospels literate?
@Gigi You should edit that clarification into your question because that isn't at all the impression I was left with on first pass, hence not what I addressed in this answer.
May
31
comment How were the authors of the four gospels literate?
@Gigi In your question you wrote about "fishermen and simple people" with the implication that such people were also likely ignorant in general. Your question reads as if you were going by a modern definition of literacy as being able to gain understanding through an intellectual process and communicate fluently using language. Now your comment suggests you're strictly concerned with orthography and fluency with a quill, ink bottle and parchment. Do realize how words apart those definitions are?
May
31
comment How were the authors of the four gospels literate?
@Gigi I think you're going to have to define what you mean by "literate", because it seems like you might have a very anachronistic idea of what constitutes literacy, especially in a historical context.
May
31
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May
31
answered How were the authors of the four gospels literate?