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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.


Oct
18
answered Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?
Oct
18
comment Did only Jesus human body remain in the grave for the three days?
This does not answer the question: it tells us nothing about Christianity. It only tells us the beliefs of one Christian (you) and how you reached that position without even touching on where this belief fits into Christianity, whether it is representative of more than just yourself or what the other positions are. This question specifically asks for those things (and even if it didn't this is an expectation for all questions on this site without specific viewpoint limitations).
Oct
18
revised Referred to as 'slaves'?
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Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
Did Jeremiah complain about corrupt torah in Jeremiah 8:8?
Oct
15
comment Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
@FMS I think you've clean missed the point of the post here. Of course if it's a different God altogether being worshiped we have to use different words to describe the error. Idolatry is fine. The question here is about what happens if you were trying to worship the right God by the wrong name (or with different attributes). This is what Catholicism affirms by the way (I tend to disagree, but that's beside the point). In that case it is not a matter of idolatry but of blasphemy. And in answer to your question, the blasphemy is against God of course. That's the proposition here.
Oct
15
comment Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
@FMS I already noted very clearly that Catholicism is an exception when it comes to this issue. They have equivocated so much on the issue it's difficult to make any statement at all that universally applies to Catholicism. However I think you are wrong about that particular definition. Even the words of the catechism point you link to suggest that things "contrary to the respect due God and his holy name" are blasphemy. What is ascribing to God attributes of another God—attributes that according to Scripture are contrary and even repulsive to his nature—if not contrary to the respect due him?
Oct
14
comment Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
@FMS and then what? You disagreed? The definition you link too is very weak and not at all representative of the common connotations in the context of religion. It might be an accurate etymology but it falls short of being useful as a definition.
Oct
14
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
@Richard It would help if SE staff wouldn't set a bad example by miss-using the comment feature.
Oct
13
awarded  Reviewer
Oct
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does 2 Timothy 2:15 mean?
Oct
13
comment How do we know we aren't worshipping the same God?
For a broader treatment of this issue that touches on the Catholic viewpoint see also: Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
Oct
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on marriage tag wiki excerpt
Oct
11
revised What blood group did Jesus Christ have?
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Oct
11
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
11
answered What blood group did Jesus Christ have?
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Open Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
Oct
10
reviewed Leave Open If believing that Jesus is God is that important, why doesn't Jesus say it more often?
Oct
8
reviewed Leave Open Does the Eastern Orthodox Church consider belief in the existence of Jesus' soul before the incarnation a heresy?
Oct
2
comment Why aren't any dinosaurs written in the bible?
Mod Notice: Knock it off guys! Comments are not for debating issues, much less poking fun at each-other. They are for asking for or suggesting improvements to posts. End of story.
Oct
2
revised What is the Catholic explanation of the particular temptations of Jesus in the wilderness?
this site doesn't work that way, either ask about a specific tradition or don't, but you can't mix and match