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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.


Dec
15
comment Why does Paul say that a husband is “divided” between his wife and God?
If you are interested in a real analysis of the original text a little bit of editing could make this a good candidate for migrating to Biblical Hermeneutics. Otherwise it will need to be adjusted for what theological tradition you would like to address this question towards.
Dec
15
revised What is significant about the swaddling clothes with which Jesus was wrapped as a baby?
removed non-answer content; formated for readability
Dec
13
reviewed Leave Open Who, according to Catholic teaching, do Muslims worship?
Dec
12
comment Is there any Biblical basis for saying that wives should divorce their physically-abusive husbands?
@Hello Please do not use comments to answer questions or give advice. That's not what the feature is here for.
Dec
11
revised Is there Scriptural Evidence that Moses had a command that made it Lawful for a Man to Divorce his Wife?
remove meta-content/comments about the post from the post body
Dec
11
revised Does one have to admit to not being a virgin when preparing for a Catholic wedding?
moved comment content into post (comments are ephemoral)
Dec
11
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
10
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
10
comment What issues do Catholics representing God in fiction historically face?
@fredsbend CS Lewis strongly identified with the Church of England/Anglicanism not Catholicism (somewhat to the disappointment of Tolkien, who was Roman Catholic). Likely many of the same issues in dealing with religiously grounded fiction would be similar, but the way his own church would have related to him and his works would have been a bit different.
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open When, how and why did Mary start to be called “Queen of heaven”?
Dec
10
reviewed Close Why do some people get healed, and others don't?
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Open The difference between how the Holy Spirit and Son “proceed” from the Father
Dec
10
revised What does Revelation 19:12-16 mean?
rolled back to a previous revision
Dec
9
comment When, how and why did Mary start to be called “Queen of heaven”?
@DMS It doesn't ask for Catholic sources at all. I don't see why Catholicism's silence on the matter would aspect whether this is on topic for the site or not when the question isn't addressed specifically at Catholics.
Dec
9
comment When, how and why did Mary start to be called “Queen of heaven”?
@FMS This is a history question not a Catholicism question. Catholic sources are certainly relevant but if the officially sanctioned line given by the Catholic church differs for any reason from other historical sources that would be a relevant and appropriate thing to note in answering this question. Note the church-history tag and absence of a catholicism tag.
Dec
9
comment What is the origin of the idea that Michael is Jesus?
Can you please re-post this answer an the other question where it is a match for the question scope and delete it here? Thank you. (You can get the source for it by clicking edit and copy-pasting from there to a new answer on the other post.)
Dec
7
comment Which law(s) defined in the New Testament are not already in the Old Testament?
What is and isn't binding on non-Christians as well as the role of OT laws in relation to NT ones are areas of massive disparity between different theological traditions. You're going to have to limit this question with some sort of baseline scope where those things are defined in a way that answers can build on. Otherwise this just turns into a debate about those theological issues.
Dec
5
comment Can angels be saved?
@FMS Not cool. Please don't do that trick with comments again, either on my posts or anyone else's. If they choose to respond great, if not leave them alone. If you want to carry on a conversation, catch people in chat.
Dec
4
reviewed Close Is Jeremiah 10:2-5 referring to a Christmas Tree?
Dec
4
reviewed Leave Open Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?