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bio website gcummins.com
location Tampa, FL
age 37
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Jul 21 at 1:16

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.


Mar
15
comment Is it too late for someone who has 666 and the pentagram tatooed on them?
It seems likely that your co-worker used the tattoo as a temporary act of rebellion, probably because the number and symbol holds a special significance for him or his family, much as it does for you. If you make an effort to understand him as a person, you may find that his beliefs are not vastly different from your own. Consider treating him with respect and dignity and leave the judgment to God.
Dec
3
awarded  Cleanup
Dec
3
revised Is Joseph Smith the last prophet?
rolled back to a previous revision
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
May
7
comment Why does the Battle Hymn of the Republic say Jesus was born “in the beauty of the lillies”?
Religion without metaphor is a rainbow without color.
Apr
27
comment Is it okay for Christians to study philosophy?
It is a sign of a truly sad state of affairs that a Christian must ask permission to study the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence.
Dec
16
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
2
awarded  Yearling
Aug
12
awarded  Quorum
Jul
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awarded  Constituent
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awarded  Caucus
Jul
22
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
18
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
18
answered Who were the 40 men who wrote the Bible?
Jul
16
revised Why did the KKK “light” aka burn crosses?
deleted 2 characters in body
Jul
16
answered Why did the KKK “light” aka burn crosses?
Jul
16
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?
Jul
16
awarded  Nice Answer