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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.


Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
Moderator notice: Comment threads which debate subject matter issues will be removed. If you want to discuss something with someone take it to Christianity Chat. If you feel an answer is wrong, downvote it and optionally leave at most one comment explaining how it is wrong and/or could be fixed or improved. The solution for wrong answers is to provide a correct answer, not to debate wrong ones and try to convince the author of their error (if any).
Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
@jlaverde This question calls for answers that cite historical events and official Catholic documentation, not personal attacks. Remember we are not here to judge what is right or wrong, only to document what is. Stick to that and you won't have a problem.
Jul
29
comment Do you have to have a certain amount of intelligence to get into heaven?
@JimG. No amount of intelligence will—in itself—give you the power to avoid sin. That's where you've gotten things cross-wired, intelligence isn't directly linked to either salvation or sin. With at least three people trying to point this out to you have you considered stepping back and considering whether you might be connecting the dots wrong somewhere? You're simply not dealing with theology the way Christianity does or not using English language the way most people do. It's probably worth figuring out which of those you've got wrong (or at least understand how your beliefs are different).
Jul
29
comment Do you have to have a certain amount of intelligence to get into heaven?
@JimG. You are conflating two issues—levels of intelligence are completely unrelated to the kind of "having knowledge of" that most Christians belief is necessary to have faith. They are completely separate variables and you are trying to imply they are the same. Most branches of Christianity belief hearing of / knowing something of the gospel is necessary for salvation, but that faith is granted irrespective of "intelligence". Very smart people may never hear the gospel or come to faith while someone incapacitated by mental disability might.
Jul
29
comment Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?
Answering a broad quesion like this without even mentioning the spread from dispensationalism to covenant theology is a huge oversight and turns this into a truth debate rather than a documentation of 'Christian' beliefs.
Jul
29
comment Do Christians receive the same inheritance as Messianic Jews?
Answering a broad quesion like this without even mentioning the spread from dispensationalism to covenant theology is a huge oversight and turns this into a truth debate rather than a documentation of 'Christian' beliefs.
Jul
29
comment Do you have to have a certain amount of intelligence to get into heaven?
This may be your opinion or even the belief of some groups but it is blatantly contrary to the belief of most major theological traditions.
Jul
28
awarded  Good Question
Jul
28
revised What does the Bible say about Luck?
merged content from second answer post
Jul
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why is Jesus called the Truth?
Jul
25
revised What is the “Kingdom of God” supposed to be?
Answers should just answer questions, not rebut other answers.
Jul
25
reviewed Close What does the bible say about drinking?
Jul
25
reviewed Close where did Cain's wife come from?
Jul
25
reviewed Close Why should we pray if God knows everything?
Jul
25
reviewed Close Why is Jesus so important and not the whole trinity?
Jul
25
reviewed Leave Open Is it mandatory for one to claim himself “Christian” to be counted as a Christian?
Jul
25
reviewed Leave Open Why are some of the Psalms written by authors other than David?
Jul
25
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
25
revised Why can't the laity preach a homily, and can a lay person ever preach?
integrate clarification from comments
Jul
25
comment Why should we pray if God knows everything?
You can think God is in a hospital if you like, but I've never heard of any Christian group that agrees with you. As written this is simply not representative of Christianity's views on this subject.