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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
25
comment Does the Bible say that it is better to have been born after Christ?
@Onlyheisgood. Please do not use the comment system to reply in depth to feedback on your posts. Instead make any changes you think the feedback warrants as edits to the post (and not just relpies there either, actually adjust the original post). If you don't think the post needs changing then just leave it, but don't use comments to debate the issues please.
Jun
25
comment If JW believe they should use Jehovah to be accurate why don't they use Jesus' real Hebrew name?
@Onlyheisgood. Please don't use the comment system to answer questions. If you have an answer, post it as an answer so the feedback system can work as designed. Meanwhile reserve comments for dealing with issues with posts (not their theological content).
Jun
25
comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
@Onlyheisgood. Please don't use the comment system to discuss issues or give counter-points to theological issues. If you think you can answer better, answer yourself. If you want to chat, please start there. The long series of verses and discussion you've dumped on a lot of answers recently is not an appropriate use of the comment system.
Jun
24
comment Why is the funeral/burial several days after death?
In my experience this is purely pragmatic, as @Daи said. I have not run across any theological reason to go one way or the other. I know of no major (contemporary) traditions where it matters particularly. It's actually rather disconcerting to me the way Islamic funerals are rushed. The hurry to get the body in the ground causes all sorts of extra hassle and chaos on top of grief. Without the theological component driving the hurry I'm not surprised the trend is for Christians to take a couple days to go through all the steps. A good answer to this would have to deal with history though...
Jun
23
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I'm glad to see your name in here late or not! For the record: only one of your post flags and a handful of comment flags have ever been declined which is exeptionally good. Your meta participation to date has already been a big help and your focus on helping new folks get their heads around the projet is just the sort of thing we need.
Jun
23
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Since the inception of this site we have maintained a pretty solid consensus that the purpose of this site is not evangelistic. As a moderator you would be expected to uphold and enforce this and all other guidelines set in conjunction with the community. Can you comment on why you think you would be suited for this work if even your nomination implies your personal purpose here is expressly counter-cultural in that respect?
Jun
21
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Lets say—for the sake of the argument—that what you say about lambs and wolves is true. In such a case there would still be a lot more lambs in the fold than wolves and would not any lamb worth his salt (mint jelly?) be interested in speaking up and joining forces with the other lambs? The SE platform is designed for just that! What does your lack of initiative on meta to date tell the other lambs about your interest in reforming this community? How could you even know if meta was censored seeing as how nothing you ever said there has been removed?
Jun
20
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You appear to have ignored the difference between the main and meta sites. I am not twisting words, I used them very precisely. On main you have 6 deleted posts (and lots of deleted comments). On meta (which is where you should have posted if you had really tried to petition the site in regard to a concern about guidelines or moderation) you have zero deleted posts (and zero deleted comments). Why have you not availed yourself of the proper venue to air out a concern about this site and the handling of your posts? And having not done so how can you say "it's been done"?
Jun
20
comment Why are Christians sure that prayers to Jesus are answered when “Jesus” wasn't the name he used?
@NickNo I wasn't referring to you in the first place, but yes the community here does actually have some expectations for writing style.
Jun
19
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Links or it didn't happen dude. Calling your bluff round two: your meta profile has zero deleted posts so there is not conspiracy to suppress your concerns about the site there. Moderators are not able to eradicate content either on meta or main even if we wanted to. We can mark it deleted but it still exists and high rep site users can still review our actions. Protip: steer clear of falsifiable statements when running for office.
Jun
19
comment Covering of the hair for women, and beards in 1st Century Palestine
This is, unfortunately, now too old to migrate. Of course I discovered that after I edited it to be suitable for migration there. I would suggest the OP ask it over there using revision 3 (copy-paste from the source is fine) over on History. In the mean time I'll revert this one to the version more suitable for here, but I suspect it will get closed as this is not really the best place for it.
Jun
18
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@Flimzy That may be. It would be really nice if more users pitched it close voting and doing other reviews. Closing questions actually takes more time than most of the flag handling because it is hand holding and educating rather that the more mundane cleanup routine. He could also have been complaining about the two weeks one mod was busy with personal things and I disappeared to Africa and he was left with AllTheFlags™. It's nice to be able to share the load around when convenient but it's at a point where if we are ever down a face or two the site suffers. Hence elections!
Jun
18
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I'm not sure who is complaining about the number of flags—I handle a high percentage of current ones and I've been loudly complaining that there are not enough! I'm pretty sure only the SO guys actually have volume problems. That being said, I think your argument about not distracting high rep active answerers from what they already do if there are folks well suited for the review and flag handling things makes a lot of sense. For example I think that's where I'm at over on BH: I understand the field and the site but am better qualified to moderate than answer. I wish you luck!
Jun
18
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@Anonymous et all: Flimzy has actually been a pretty heavy contributor, even if much of it was early on. His salient participation in discussion as we got through the initial bumps in the road helped make this site what it is today. Also he has done a lot of editing and review (uncluding recently) and a I just checked his flag history and it looks like virtually everything in there has been spot on. Flimzy is not only actual cantributor but I think he would make a fine moderator that would serve this site well.
Jun
18
comment Scholarly discussion of claims that Paul is a “false apostle”
These are certainly some very interesting and relevant bits, but it also seems a bit one sided to collect all the historical nay-sayers together but not treat anything in the opposite direction. This question is about the state of scholarly discussion on the issue, not just what scholarly opposition there is if you bring it all together.
Jun
18
comment Scholarly discussion of claims that Paul is a “false apostle”
Epic​​​​​​​​​​.
Jun
18
comment Sola Scriptura to an extreme
@JimG. Not a duplicate. Please read the whole question not just titles. Answers to these questions would not be interchangeable.
Jun
17
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I'm calling your bluff here. As a case study your answer to "How do Trinitarians explain X" said basically "Trinitarians are wrong". You reposted the same answer after we deleted it citing how it was a miss-match for the question scope. That is not «The guidelines I have followed.» That is not "current moderators deleting based on personal disagreement"! That is you not respecting site guidelines. As a moderator you would be expected to uphold such guidelines including deleting answers that are blatantly out of scope in response to flags.
Jun
17
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And how would you feel about being expected to mainain and enforce policies that you did not agree with (including having to impose them on others in the form of enforcing question/answer scope guidelines)? How would you handle NAA flags on answers that do not match the scope of questions?
Jun
17
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I was not refering to other poeple flagging your content (although there has been plenty of that). I was refering to the large number of flags you have raised that have been declined as they were not in alignment with this site's guidelines.