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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.


4h
comment Why should the book of Enoch be considered canonical?
Mod Notice: Keeping comments on topic (asking for clarification or suggesting improvements to posts per this site's guidelines) and doing so in a a civil manner is not optional. Off topic comments will be deleted post-haste and uncivil dialog can result in suspension of site privileges. Keep it above board folks.
17h
comment How do modalists understand the role of Jesus as mediator?
@ fredsbend Actually we're up to 7 deleted answers on this post (some by owner, some by mods). That's why Community ♦ marked it as protected. It's going to take some actual expertise to answer, not just people spouting ideas.
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comment What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?
Please remove the non-answer meta content from the top of this post. If the question is clear enough to answer in its current form, then answer it. If not then don't answer and VTC and note what clarifications are necessary. The meta talk about the question (and especially other posts) does not belong in answers.
Dec
15
comment How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
I would suggest this question is running into trouble because you are asking from a very specific position that you've staked out in your mind but not articulated as part of the question scope. You've made certain pre-suppositions and then jumped into the issue three steps in asking for how other views "reconcile" an issue that is not even a problem for their views, it's only a problem is the first place based on your set of pre-suppositions. I suggest backing up a couple steps and just asking how the 2nd Peter verse fits into whatever theological framework you are interested in.
Dec
15
comment How have Christian theologians historically reconciled the idea of creation ex-nihlo with the creation account?
Comments are not for extended discussion; the conversation about "cults" has been moved to chat. Lets keep the comment section focused on requests or suggestions for clarifications on the post. Debating the issue (and side issues) is not what the comment feature is here for.
Dec
15
comment Why did Daniel feel the need to pray towards Jerusalem, even at the cost of his own life?
This question seems to be based on an unsubstantiated (and I believe, bogus) assumption that the direction of the prayer had anything to do with this other than good story-telling. I don't see a shred of evidence in the text that the direction mattered.
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
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
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
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 Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?
@BenjaminHoogterp I actually upvoted the original version of this, my comment is late but based on my initial read.
Dec
9
comment What is the Biblical argument that homosexual attraction is sinful by itself?
+1 even though I don't particularly agree with all this because it is the strongest basis and reasoning I see forwarded by people who do hold the position asked about in the question. I would have to disagree with @Ward and others and suggest that this does answer the question.
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
1
comment How do Seventh Day Adventists interpret Romans 14:5?
@Zenon Please read the whole answer. The bit about the 4th commandment appears to be given as background leading into the context in which SDA interprets your Romans passage. As far as I can tell this does in fact answer the question from the requested perspective as this site expects.
Nov
29
comment What happens to a human after he dies according to Catholicism?
laovultai (and @JayarathinaMadharasan) I fixed the link above. The Area 51 page where the site was proposed isn't the best place to send people as the site is active in beta. You can link to it using [hinduism.se] in comments: Hinduism.
Nov
26
comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
@Matt Please read: Brothers, we are not Christians‼
Nov
24
comment Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?
Well it is not (and the better for it). That being noted, you should always assume all questions on this site need to be treated with a documentary attitude. This post for example reads much more like a theologian making a case for a doctrine (not appropriate for this site) than it does a journalist or historian noting what doctrinal statements exist covering the issue (what this site is about).