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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.


Jun
17
comment How is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated within the domestic church?
This is quite a different question than the one you were proposing. This one seems to take as a premise what would have been the answer to your proposed question (that I said would work here). In this format isn't this sort of self answering? The question states "it's not usually observer", yet the title is asking "how is it celebrated"? Do you indent a question about how it should be celebrated? Is so according to who?
Jun
12
comment How is it just that Jesus, an innocent, would be punished for our sins?
I addressed the issue of why Jesus rather than somebody else in an answer to a tangentially related question about the significance of his death.
Jun
11
comment Does Paul ever actually quote Jesus anywhere?
You can add as many weasel words as you like—as if the truth could be buried in lawyer-speak—but this is just factually inaccurate. Unless reading and cross referencing the NT was not part of your search, "I can find no place" rings pretty hollow because Luke confirms a number of specific sayings. Furthermore the question did not even ask for quotes reaffirmed by third witnesses, only whether Paul quoted Jesus, making this answer patently false no matter how you read it.
Jun
7
comment How has the position of the Catholic Church on drugs changed over time?
I'm not sure this even answers the question that was asked. One data point tells you nothing about the delta between that point and another. Also it doesn't really matter what Galatians or Revelations says about the matter—that only clues us in as to what a Scriptural view _should be_—as the question is about what the Roman Catholic church's position was and is (and specifically if it has changed).
Jun
5
comment In the context of 1 Corinthians 7:10-15, is a Christian free to remarry if his Christian spouse falls away from God and divorces?
On BH to ask this question you would need to change the scope to be more specifically about the text itself and the original context, not it's application to Christians. In this site, you would need to change the scope to ask about a specific theological tradition's views on this matter. "Christianity" is too broad a scope as different groups have different takes on issue like this and we are not here to determine who is right, only document what extant groups beliefs are.
May
31
comment How were the authors of the four gospels literate?
@Gigi You should edit that clarification into your question because that isn't at all the impression I was left with on first pass, hence not what I addressed in this answer.
May
31
comment How were the authors of the four gospels literate?
@Gigi In your question you wrote about "fishermen and simple people" with the implication that such people were also likely ignorant in general. Your question reads as if you were going by a modern definition of literacy as being able to gain understanding through an intellectual process and communicate fluently using language. Now your comment suggests you're strictly concerned with orthography and fluency with a quill, ink bottle and parchment. Do realize how words apart those definitions are?
May
31
comment How were the authors of the four gospels literate?
@Gigi I think you're going to have to define what you mean by "literate", because it seems like you might have a very anachronistic idea of what constitutes literacy, especially in a historical context.
Apr
30
comment Can man judge whether God is fair?
@Pacerier That sounds like something for another question, not a comment. Comments on this site are for requesting clarifications or suggesting improvements to question or answer posts—not for theological discussion or asking side questions.
Apr
21
comment Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE
...and I think in doing any serious research into the actual source text differences that in the end no major doctrines hinge on the variations.
Apr
21
comment Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE
I edited out what was either forum style discussion (not appropriate for this QnA format) or did not address the question that was asked. What remains is an assertion you have made that relates to the question, but you have no sources to back it up. This needs some serious research to turn it into an answer.
Apr
8
comment Was there anyone specific who ever argued that God was dead?
I'm really not sure what an answer to this question would be expected to accomplish. Lots of specific people have made this claim at various times and in various context, but what is meant varies widely.
Apr
8
comment What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity?
+1. Even though I disagree with the conclusions and would even take issue with some of the reasoning, this is a very clear presentation of exactly the view point this question was calling for.
Apr
7
comment Did early church fathers understand the doctrine of trinity?
Thanks for the great edits @Lee. As much time as I spend programming in languages that start at zero and 1 is the second number, you wouldn't think I could make that sort of mistake and not even notice.
Apr
7
comment What is the biblical basis for the forgiveness of sins for very evil persons?
I don't see how this answers the specifics of the question that was asked.
Mar
26
comment What do Evangelical Protestants say about sanctification?
Very well done. If all answers on this site utilized this sort of documentary approach to answering questions everything would run a lot smoother! I tweaked a few things, but they are pretty minor and feel free to adjust again.
Mar
26
comment What is the Catholic explanation as to why God has revealed himself in “male” terms?
This sito isn't looking for individuals opinions. Please edit your answer to demonstrate how it is representative of the group questioned, in this case official Catholic teachings.
Mar
16
comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
@KingDavid Actually that's a bit of a caricature, and defining the word cult is harder than that because it has different uses depending on who is using it. Defining that is not something the scope of this question calls for, but see this other question for a related issue.
Mar
14
comment Is there a need for Christians to believe in Christianity at all, if they don't believe in Resurrection and Salvation through Christ alone?
I don't think this is an accurate representation of either the genre of Christianity being asked about in the question or, for that matter, of RCC views which wouldn't really match the question anyway. I'm having a hard time deciding if this is a total miss-fit (NAA material based on not matching the question scope) or just wrong in that its explanations just aren't representative of the traditions mentioned.
Mar
14
comment How Christians explain that Isaiah 7:14 refers to a virgin?
You appear to be trying to force a square peg into a round hole. If you have a question about a Christian tradition's doctrinal viewpoint ask about that. Such a question would not have all the original language stuff and wouldn't need to depend on a hermetical argument about the nature of a text. As it stands this is more and more a BH thing: the area of expertise that deals with the sort of content this question is full of is there, not here. Even if the answer is "a reading in context can only produce X, Y can only be arrived at through a doctrinal lens", the site that can say that is BH.