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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.


Dec
19
comment How can we be so sure about the authenticity and genuineness of all the new “versions” and translations of the Canonical Bible?
See also How can we trust the Bible after it has been translated to another language?
Dec
19
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.
Dec
18
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.
Dec
18
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 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
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.
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).
Nov
24
comment Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?
This question specifically asks for what scholarly approaches have been taken is studying this issue. The assertion that the poor are typically more righteous is both highly debatable and unsupported in your answer. The question of whether this is a typical scholarly approach to this issue is left completely untouched by this answer.
Nov
22
comment Are there any denominations that reject Mary's virgin conception of Jesus?
Thanks for addressing the issues previously raised on this post, but now there is a new one: The article you have used as a "reference" does not appear to have anything whatsoever to do with the Virgin Birth or any denomination's belief on that issue.
Nov
22
comment What is the biblical basis that people who are attracted to the same sex were not created by God that way?
@Hello and \@FMS. Comments are not the place to carry on theological discussions or debate issues. They should be reserved for requests for clarification or suggestions on improving the posts they are made under. Please refrain from using them for discussing thological issues.
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
@Hello If you disagree about the tags you may raise the concern on Christianity Meta. You may not just keep adding the tag back. After being asked not to do so three times now you've gone and done it again so I'm now locking this post from all edits. If you want a different outcome and don't agree with the way it is, ask about it on meta!
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
@Hello Christianity Meta is the companion site for discussing issues to do with how this site works. If you think this is not a duplicate, you should post a question there giving your reasoning and asking the community to review it and either change it or explain to you why it's fine the way it is. If you don't understand why a tag does not apply, post a question there asking how the tag should be used. Please do not keep editing something in that the community has taken out---if you disagree or don't understand the place to discuss it is on the meta site, not in the body of the question here on main.
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
Also your last edit shows some pretty major miss-understandings about how the site works. If you are still having trouble understanding and want help from the community in explaining why this is a duplicate (and why you should move your answer), please post on Christianity Meta.