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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.


1d
comment Which is the 'correct' bible for Catholics?
This looks good on the surface, but even as a non-Catholic I think I can see a massive oversight. How could you not even mention the Jerusalem Bible / New Jerusalem Bible that is the most widely used Catholic sanctioned Bible translation out there? I'm pretty sure there are other technical inaccuracies here too.
1d
comment Why are bibles sold for profit?
This Christian Commons (free ebook) gives some history and background on how Bible publishing got to be the way it is and outlines what some of us think should be done about it. I highly recommend the read for anyone thinking about this issue.
2d
comment What scientific arguments are there to support Young Earth Creationism?
This has quite a number of logical fallacies, not the least of which is summarily dismissing other views when there is not a precedent to do so. It is useless to state, "None are accepted by scientists outside the movement." when by your definition anyone who did agree would be by definition 'inside' the movement. Making disconnected sweeping generalizations on contentious issues does not help sort things out.
Apr
11
comment Did Protestants consider transubstantiation to be idol worship?
Your "lead up" read like a soap box rather that a question and I'm pretty sure that was the main problem with the question. The bit you added is fine on it's own, so I edited that to be the main question.
Apr
10
comment What is the reason and meaning of the symbols on the garments worn by Temple-worthy LDS members?
@MasonWheeler I'm going to have to disagree with your assessment of "off-topic". Reticence on the part of answers to provide sources does not inherently make something off topic. A good question may garner no good answers if it actually comes to that. In the mean time if there is anything offensive in the way this is asked by all means lets fix it.
Apr
9
comment Definition of “Prince” in Bible?
@DJClayworth Not being about a specific instance would be problematic for this over on BH.
Apr
8
comment Who saved people before ~33AD?
@Graviton No it is not. Read the last paragraph.
Apr
8
comment Did the pool of Bethesda have healing powers?
This needs some sources. This might even be correct, but without any sources you might as well be rambling about the Bermuda triangle.
Apr
7
comment What is the basis of the LDS/Mormon prohibition of facial hair for men?
Please flesh this out into a direct answer to the question. You may use your article for reference and direct people to it for further reading, but the answer here will need to fully answer the question in-situ or it will be removed.
Apr
6
comment Would it have been possible for Jesus to sin?
What @Cohen_the_Librarian said ... you know better than this. Technically this question isn't scoped to anything but identifying who you are representing and having at least one source outside of yourself is a requirement you have been apprised of many times.
Apr
4
comment With whom did Cain and Abel marry?
See also Is incest a sin?
Apr
3
comment Is Mary, “Mother of God”, the mother of the Son or of the whole trinity?
This does not answer the question. If Mary was the mother of Jesus and Jesus was God, that makes her the mother of God? Or is there more nuance to the definitions? This answer doesn't tell us how this is understood by Christianity.
Apr
1
comment How does the Filioque affect Reformed Protestant theology?
Not only does this not answer the question (it says nothing at all about Reformed Protestants or even Protestants in general), most of it doesn't seem to be even relevant to the historical filioque debate and is clearly not historical. This site is not for forwarding your own ideas, only for explaining established teachings. This answer completely fails to represent anybody as far as I can figure, certainly not those questioned in the first place.
Apr
1
comment Why didn't Jesus want the demon possessed people to tell who he was?
Very similar case here: Why did Jesus not want to be known as the Messiah?
Apr
1
comment Why do Catholics bow for icons of the Virgin Mary?
@TheFreemason I presume the capitalization was a mistake as the context fits 'Orthodox' perfectly. Your changing it to Catholic makes that whole paragraph nonsensical.
Apr
1
comment What are the biblical basis for membership in the church today?
Yes, a scope. A focus. See What makes a good focused question? for more tips. You could also probably benefit from reading What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't) as you seem to be under the mistaken assumption that this site is a place to find out the ultimate truth of a matter.
Apr
1
comment Why do Catholics bow for icons of the Virgin Mary?
@TheFreemason Your edit had several mistakes including changing "Orthodox" to "Catholic" when clearly the former was meant and changing the quoted verse that made it invalid. If you'd like to clear up the wording without introducing errors worse that what you were correcting, go for it. I found your wording change at least as confusing as the original so did not bother to correct the other errors.
Apr
1
comment How does the Filioque affect Reformed Protestant theology?
I tend to think that different Protestant traditions are going to have some quite different takes on this (as they do on creeds in general) and opening this up to all of them would only mean none of them get done justice. Please don't.
Apr
1
comment Is it wrong to say Jesus is the God of the Old Testament?
I have re-opened this as I appear to have missed that it was tagged with something specific enough to answer. What I have done is remove all the non-Catholic answers that had made me think this had no scope.
Apr
1
comment In Reformed Theology, what are seen as the implications of Traducianism versus Creationism (of the soul)?
Either way it is still a good question, but I think it was better when it had the specific scope.