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Husband and father of six.

Web developer and entrepreneur.

Former Christian: born and raised as an independent, fundamental Baptist and saved according to that faith at the age of seven. Held strongly to that belief for the first ten years of adulthood, until I inspected the Bible outside the lens of the faith and found it to be a very human document with human (rather than divine) origins.


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answered Who were the 40 men who wrote the Bible, according to Jehovah's Witnesses?
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comment Why did the KKK “light” aka burn crosses?
@Greg Excerpts from the post: "... appears to be the official voice..." "Their FAQ..." "... they feel..." Have I given you reason to believe that I am a part of that awful group?
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answered Why did the KKK “light” aka burn crosses?
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comment Why did the KKK “light” aka burn crosses?
On the linked Wikipedia page, there is a quote from "The Clansman" (Dixon, 1905) that seems to indicate that the burning cross was a type of "call to arms," apparently used as a rallying cry to other clansmen rather than as a message the victims. Will you elaborate on why that seems to be a stretch?
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comment Is Joseph Smith the last prophet?
@Mawia According to that paragraph, it sounds that way. The current president and Quorum members are prophets, and their successors will be as well.
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answered Is Joseph Smith the last prophet?
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comment What are the arguments for and against miracles performed by Jesus?
@svidgen Credibility is at the core of the question. The Bible (and people talking about the Bible) say Jesus performed miracles (things which are impossible according to the observable order of things). It would appear that the OP is asking for a way to establish the credibility of the Biblical account. To dismiss it as something that exists primarily in the eye of the beholder is to dismiss hundreds of years of research and study. And (though the discussion of martyrs is in danger of ranging widely off-topic), isn't it less sensible to raise one form of martyrdom above all others?
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comment What are the arguments for and against miracles performed by Jesus?
@svidgen I encourage you to try to find credible non-biblical accounts of that nature. There are many documents of dubious credibility that mention miracle workers both before and after the time of Jesus (Simon Magus, Apollonius). You can even find people that claim the likes of modern-day preachers such as Oral Roberts as miracle workers. As for the willingness of the disciples to die for the cause, there are many people willing to die for many causes (I'm thinking of the 19 firefighters who recently died for the sake of others). That's not necessarily evidence of "truth."