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bio website waynewerner.blogspot.com
location Greenwood, AR
age 30
visits member for 1 year, 11 months
seen Sep 24 at 16:01

I'm a husband to my beautiful wife, father to our children, Computer Science graduate from University of Central Arkansas. I love my wife, our children, computers, playing guitar (especially singing/playing for my wife and/or kids), bicycling (including taking my kids for rides in my bike trailer), woodworking, airbrushing, digital and traditional artistry, playing games with my family (traditional and digital), my poor Chevette that I had to sell, throwing knives, firearms, knot tying, rope making, whip making, and really just learning new stuff in general. If I don't know about it I probably want to learn about it, if only so I can make informed decisions about it.

My three favorite programming languages are Python, Lisp, and Assembly (though I'm not sure about the order of those last two languages...), and I currently develop in .NET languages, especially VB.

I think the CANSPAM act is one of the dumbest pieces of legislation in the history of the universe

Code I can write/read (where 1 is just barely, 3 is the average user, and 10 is the language designer/guru level):

  • Python - 6/10
  • C++ - 4/10
  • Perl - 3/10
  • Assembly - 3/10
  • HTML/JavaScript - 5/10
  • VB.NET - 5/10
  • C# - 5/10
  • Befunge - 2/10


Sep
24
comment Praying for someone's salvation. Is there a point?
@JustinY, I find that one of the most enlightening and humbling experiences is to pray and ask to see others how God sees them.
Jul
23
awarded  Caucus
Dec
14
awarded  Suffrage
Dec
14
comment What works do the LDS Church recognize as Scripture?
Though there are many non-cannon books, we are counseled to "become acquainted with all good books".
Dec
14
comment What is an LDS general conference?
Might be worthwhile to include that it's technically age 18 that young men are eligible - though usually it is 18 that they graduate from high school, it's possible to graduate early.
Dec
14
comment According to LDS (Mormon) teaching, who was the first God who began the eternal progression?
Though, "[God's] course is one eternal round" refs lends credence to those theories.
Dec
14
comment Does believing in Jesus Christ save me, or do I have to do something more?
Which is why James 2:26 states, "... faith without works is dead ..."
Dec
14
comment How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
In the Book of Mormon, (Alma) tells people to experiment and try his teachings. The LDS Church encourages people to gain their own personal testimonies (as you mention in #3).
Dec
14
comment Who goes to hell in LDS theology?
I believe Judas Iscariot also earned that distinction.
Dec
14
awarded  Supporter
Dec
14
comment What is the LDS view on the Trinity?
Not according to my understanding of polytheism. While they are separate beings, they are completely united in purpose ("to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man"). AFAIK, with polytheism, the gods have different (and sometimes cross) purposes. Though I suppose that you could argue that the since the separate members of the Godhead have different responsibilities (e.g. the HG is the comforter, Christ is the Savior), that equates to polytheism. But I think if you were to ask any Latter-Day Saint if they have one God, they would say, "Yes."
Dec
14
awarded  Teacher
Dec
14
comment What specific foods and drinks are forbidden by the LDS (Mormon) Church?
@Flimzy - The Articles of Faith states, "12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law." The Word of Wisdom says, "11 Every herb in the season thereof, and every fruit in the season thereof; all these to be used with prudence and thanksgiving." I think the key word there is "prudence".
Dec
14
answered What is the LDS view on the Trinity?
Dec
14
awarded  Autobiographer