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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.


Sep
14
comment Biblical basis for two aspects of the Gap Theory
@Onlyheisgood. Editing a question to be the opposite of what was requested was totally inappropriate. curiousdannii was right no limit the original scope to match our site guidelines and did so while preserving the main thrust of the question. If you want to preserve your answer content you need a different question...so ask a different question yourself.
Sep
14
revised Biblical basis for two aspects of the Gap Theory
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Sep
13
comment Was Cain a descendant of the serpent, through Eve?
@bruised Then set the record straight with an answer: "No absolutely no mainstream groups (evangelical or otherwise) hold this view. In fact most teach emphatically against it. The real roots of the idea come out of X theological movement and are only endorsed by Y." Etc.
Sep
13
comment Would Jesus weep for the souls in Hell?
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Sep
12
comment How have US Christian churches handled discrimination and segregation in the past?
This only answers one of the sub-questions and not the main question at all. Please edit to answer the primary question here, otherwise this is likely to get removed. We're pretty strict about answers matching the scope of questions and partial answers are generally only tolerated when the part they deal with is at least the main part of the question.
Sep
8
comment What exactly does it mean that Jesus Christ is the son of God?
While unlike the other place you posted this content it's potentially in-scope here, it does not seem to represent the views of any established Christian groups. Whether you are ultimately right or not is irrelevant here as the only thing that matters for the purpose of this site is that we're representing what extant Christian groups teach. Can you edit to identify who you speak for here?
Sep
5
comment What's the Biblical basis for calling God by the name of Jesus in prayers?
@davidbrainerd In spite of your personal objections to the Athenasian Creed that is actually not the reason prayers are so often addressed to Jesus. The real reason has to do with his explicit instructions about petitioning the father in his name and Scriptures which teach us things like him being the "one mediator between God and men".
Sep
4
revised How was the word preached in NT era churches?
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Sep
3
revised How did the practice of soliciting the prayers of dead saints originate?
integrate clarification about the scope of the question into the question so it is clear from the get-go instead of tacking it on the end
Sep
3
reviewed Leave Open Will blind people be blind in Heaven?
Sep
3
comment How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?
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Sep
3
comment How do we know the Saints, the Righteous and the Holy Ones are alive and in heaven?
This is really about 4 different questions rolled into one. The first and primary one is already duplicated two other places on the site. It looks like the one about the canonization of Saints might be too. Can we get you to ask individual questions for each point here than has not been directly asked already? Thanks!
Sep
3
reviewed Close How do we know the Saints, the Righteous and the Holy Ones are alive and in heaven?
Sep
3
reviewed Reopen How does the Catholic Church reconcile evolution with original sin?
Sep
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
31
comment How does the Bible teach us to direct our prayers?
I think this is the gist of the available positions, but to give a real birds eye view of the territory you should probably include a note about the relative size of each category as far as adherence goes and note where the major branches tend to fit in.
Aug
31
comment How does the Bible teach us to direct our prayers?
@FMShyanguya I think you're missing the point of an "overview". Of course not all theological traditions hold the same position, but if the number of positions is relatively small it's possible to outline what they are. In this case I think there are really only 3 or 4 major positions on the issue and it would be easy to summarize what those positions are and what sort of groups hold them in the space of a good well rounded answer. This would not be the case for more complex issues or ones with more possible positions, but this issue seems limited enough to handle this way.
Aug
30
revised Are Orthodox Christians all the same faith?
If you have a question, please post it as a question. I am removing that part of this post as it is not an answer, and also cleaning up the punctuation and capitalization in the what is left. Please take more care on this site. Thanks.
Aug
30
comment Are there any Catholic sects which disagree with the sinlessness of Mary?
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Aug
30
comment Are there any Catholic sects which disagree with the sinlessness of Mary?
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