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Once upon a time I worked in a factory to pay for my CS degree. I was promoted several times into engineering and then into engineering management. To switch back to my goal of a computer programming became expensive - upper end engineering salary vs mid level programmer. So I wrote code to automate engineering processes ("Expert System" if you will). Then one day I made an executive decision and made the career change and have been happier but poorer since.

  • I am a parent
  • I am a husband
  • I am a software developer
  • I am a Freemason
  • I am a Scottish Rite Freemason
  • I am a Royal Arch Freemason
  • I am a Shriner
  • I am a member of the Order of the Eastern Star
  • I believe in the teachings of Jesus
  • I believe in one God
  • I do not know if your belief is right or wrong and I will never judge you

Jan
22
comment Why does the Coptic church still perform circumcisions?
I am asking for the biblical basis for it. If there is none and the Coptic Orthodox Church does it as a practice w/o biblical basis, this is a valid answer to this question.
Jan
22
comment Why do Protestants worship on Sunday?
Agreed again and I feel the same way. While I understand that grace and not works is the "new deal" that doesn't mean we should not perform acts of charity directly (sending $1 in the plate is one thing, actually going and HELPING someone is another). I'd rather go cut the old lady's grass at the end of the street than to give money to pay someone else to do it.
Jan
22
comment Why does the Coptic church still perform circumcisions?
this question is the opposite of this question
Jan
22
asked Why does the Coptic church still perform circumcisions?
Jan
22
comment Why do Protestants worship on Sunday?
Agreed. I worship / pray / give thanks everyday as I believe most pious people do. It brings the question, "what does Saturday or Sunday really mean?"
Jan
22
comment Why do Protestants worship on Sunday?
I agree that I did not fully source that the Roman Catholic Church changed the date from Saturday to Sunday - I assumed that those who would answer this question would already have researched this (it's true). Similarly I do no source that the Bible is the rule and guide of Christianity - except for Catholicism.
Jan
21
asked Why do Protestants worship on Sunday?
Jan
14
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Jan
8
comment Why was Jesus baptised by John the Baptist?
Was Jesus born of a woman? I wonder what he intended to say about that.
Jan
7
comment What are all the things that can contain the Holy Spirit?
@DonBranson Lists are usually concerning to have as answers as someone could say, "Oh, you forgot X" then the list is moot.
Jan
7
comment How do Mormons understand Revelation 22:3?
I do not disagree. However there are items which people would interpret similarly - this isn't one of them.
Jan
6
comment Why is it bread and wine that become the body and blood of Christ?
wait, you're saying that manna was bread?
Jan
5
comment How do Mormons understand Revelation 22:3?
"but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it" - you may think that it means that God and the Son are one. I do not believe this makes a very clear statement - and I am not Mormon. In your question, your statement is "appears to indicate" - which alludes to some form of interpretation.
Jan
5
comment Can science prove Calvinism wrong?
Good luck proving or disproving religions with science. There is no way to argue with someone when they can say, "because my faith tells me so". Look at how long humans knew the world was round before the dark ages. Look how long it took to prove it.
Dec
31
comment What are the best ways to refute the position that Paul started Christianity?
asking "what are the best ways..." is asking for an opinion. Please consider revising to something solid.
Dec
31
comment What are all the things that can contain the Holy Spirit?
Just thinking out loud: I assert that only nouns could have the attribute of having the holy spirit. That is, verbs and adverbs could not. So then by definition, persons, places, things, and ideas are potential suspects. We know that persons can be full of the holy spirit. We know that ideas (marriage is an idea) can be full of the holy spirit. So then, can places and things be full of the holy spirit? I would suspect that a Catholic would say that the rosary can be full of the holy spirit. Maybe someone can use this comment to build an answer.
Dec
31
comment Meaning of the expression “I cling to cross of Christ”
While your question is interesting, I do not know how there could be one accepted answer.
Dec
31
comment What are the best ways to refute the position that Paul started Christianity?
You mean Paul didn't?
Dec
31
comment What are all the things that can contain the Holy Spirit?
While this is an interesting question, I do not know how there could be one accepted answer.
Dec
29
comment Did Matthew the Tax Collector author the Gospel?
and / or this: markdroberts.com/images/Gospels-sources-6.jpg