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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.

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Jan
4
comment How were the quarter-millennium anniversaries of the resurrection of Jesus commemorated?
This does not really answer the question that was asked nor does it cite any basis or references for the position. It reads more like a forum post or discussion starter than a definative answer to what was asked. Can you edit to flesh this out?
Dec
29
comment View on divorce after civil marriage in Protestant Churches?
@Anonymous You can feel iffy all you want but obviously I disagree with your analysis (which really should be on the question not my answer). This is not pastoral advice in that it's looking specifically for views of a theological tradition not what to do in his case. Also it's not too broad because it's really quite easy to generalize the answer while still covering most of the asked scope. I might have been too brief but it's not unreasonable to expect an answer to cover this. If you disagree then vote to close.
Dec
29
comment Are Christians bound to the laws of their country?
@Hello Please don't use the comment feature for extented topical discussion. If you have a request for clarification or suggestion to improve a post that is fine, but this is not a discussion forum and mini answers in comments is not what the tool is for. Thanks for understanding.
Dec
27
comment What is the basis for the idea that God is highly involved in human lives?
I'm afraid this is neither unique to the States nor even to Chrisianity. I don't disbelieve in the miraculous either, but you should know that not everything attributed to or done in the name of Christianity actually is.
Dec
20
comment Do Catholics believe that Jesus' time in the wilderness was meant as an allegory?
@JimG. Your funeral.
Dec
20
comment Do Catholics believe that Jesus' time in the wilderness was meant as an allegory?
According to who? Some people don't think anything in the Gospels is historical fact. Others set their clocks my it. If you are asking what Christians believe about something you need to be more specific about who you are asking.
Dec
20
comment What is the scriptural basis for Adam living forever after eating from the Tree of Life?
@LCIII On what basis did you add the lds tag? Eliya is that what you're looking for here?
Dec
20
comment Why is Jesus looking on an oddly standing stone?
@rhetorician If you think there is a problem with the site and/or have a suggestion for fixing it you can raise the issue on Christianity Meta. That's both the place to raise awareness for such issue as well as decide what site guidelines are for dealing with them. In the mean time comments are not the appropriate venue for this kind of discussion. Thanks for understanding.
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
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‼