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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
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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Aug
30
revised What's the name of the process by which the scriptures were written down?
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Aug
29
comment Is God bound to future events?
You can't say «I was just approaching it mathematically literally» and call it spot-on hermeneutics unless you think the passage was intending to make a literal mathematical point. Even if this one was, the point you made out of it is not a contradiction at all. But that's the small fish and you've got a shark on the loose. Go read some books on predestination by theologians who understand it (and espouse rather than oppose it) and tell me how often they use the omnipotence paradox to explain it relevant to their other content. I think you'll find the gist of this problem lies elsewhere.
Aug
29
comment Is God bound to future events?
Really? That's the tact you want to take in response to feedback? Fine then I dare you: go ask on BH about what sort of literary device is used in 2 Peter 3:8 and how it should be understood, then self answer to say that it is a mathematical formula and therefore the Bible is built on mathematical contradictions. Then report back with how "spot on" the community there thinks that hermeneutic is.
Aug
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does the Bible prohibit women from having any position of power over men?
Aug
28
comment Is God bound to future events?
The omnipotence parodox has little to do with understanding predestination and your hermeneutical treatment of 2 Peter is bogus.
Aug
28
comment American evangelist Jean Darnell, “UK prophecy 1967” True or false?
Check a dictionary. Maybe research your idioms. Martyr != Terrorist. And there is nothing offensive about that statement other than the implication that your attitude does not seem to be helping here. Now are you going to try to learn from folks here are do you just want to be recalcitrant? If the former, please edit your question in the way(s) requested by previous commentors.
Aug
26
comment Where do Christians believe the Qur'an came from?
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Aug
23
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Aug
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the official Roman Catholic Bible?
Aug
23
revised How can a loving God make a deal with the devil?
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Aug
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Hierarchy of Catholicism, government, and papal teaching
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
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