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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

23h
comment why catholic people, worship idols and saints?
christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/5412/…
23h
comment What was Isaac Newton's view of the Trinity?
How is this different than meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/1466/…
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comment Relationship between jesus & his father
Since the question is on hold, I can't flag it. However it's a duplicate of: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/17536/…
May
1
comment Are the trumpets of the angels in Revelations 8:6 actual trumpets or is this a metaphor?
I know of very few people who would read Revelations literally.
Apr
29
comment Why do we thank others for praying for us?
"Thank you for thinking of me" is very polite, no?
Apr
29
comment At what time of day was Jesus crucified?
How could there not be mistakes? In fact, the fact that the books are so similar almost proves to me that there was some editing involved.
Apr
29
comment At what time of day was Jesus crucified?
Here's something to ponder about human memory. What direction (north, east, west, south) did the planes hit the twin towers? What time was it? What company owned the planes? What happened to the black box? What Islamic denomination did the hijacker's share? Don't cheat, just go off of your memory (don't google it). This was only 14 years ago and we have the benefit of TV, newspaper, etc. Jesus' death was witnessed by fewer people and was more than twice as long before people wrote it down - and when they did it wasn't just his death but his entire life story.
Apr
29
comment Could Christianity be disproven?
This probably isn't the place to ask a question like this. However, nobody can prove that a God does not exist - they can prove that powers and attributes attributed to God can be explained by the laws of nature. For example, if I get hit by lightning, was it God's doing or nature (maybe I shouldn't have wrapped myself in tinfoil and played in the rain)? But the paradox is, who created the laws of nature? So, "could Christianity be disproven?" - no, all of Christianity cannot be disproven. "Could parts of Christianity be disproven?" It would depend on the denomination.
Apr
28
comment What is the Biblical basis for the use of extra-Biblical books in the study of Christ?
The bible doesn't talk about things biblical or non-biblical since it doesn't know about itself. That is, the bible is a collection of books assembled to make the bible as we know it. Therefore, you will not find anything biblical on teh subject..
Apr
28
comment Matthew 18:10 “Children's angels always behold the face of the Father” - what does this mean?
hermeneutics.stackexchange.com
Apr
28
comment Questions about soul
I've always imagined that version of the resurrection story to look like Michael Jackson's thriller movie video.
Apr
27
comment How did Cain kill Abel?
@Axelrod, you have an example of an awesome comment but a horrible answer.
Apr
27
comment Questions about soul
@LawrenceDol I am aware of that position, however that doesn't address my point. If in that state, a person accepts or rejects God, are they judged on that? What about the influence of drugs or alcohol? What about too much sugar? What about just in a bad mood? I'm not really asking for an answer. If you'd like we can continue in chat as to not have extended discussion in comments
Apr
27
comment Questions about soul
"Certainly not the same physical body" - that is not consistent for all Christian denominations. You also keep mentioning "big O" Orthodox vs orthodox. This answer specifically states "typical Protestant and Catholic".
Apr
27
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
27
comment Why do people say the holy spirit is a spirit?
Just an FYI: of the modern English translations of the Bible, it is only the King James Version of the Bible which uses the term “Holy Ghost.” It occurs 90 times in the KJV. The term “Holy Spirit” occurs 7 times in the KJV.
Apr
27
comment Questions about soul
I hate to address something in your post, but I will. Memories live in your brain not your spirit or soul. This is easily proved by Alzheimer's and people with brain injuries. Therefore, this begs the question, "Do people under the influence of a condition accept or reject God, truly mean what they say and are judged on those words?" And please do not say, "it is what is in their heart which God judges" because at that exact moment, what they said is in their heart - This is an example of a truth question which is not allowed on our site, even if it is interesting.
Apr
27
comment Questions about soul
You're using the forbidden fruit on this site - a Truth Question. Please consider specifying exactly who you want an answer from and only one question please. I count 8 question marks, please try to narrow your scope.
Apr
27
comment At what time of day was Jesus crucified?
You're implying that Mark and John were in different time zones and that is the reason why their times do not line up? That would make no sense at all as there were no timezones back then and information didn't travel that fast that your pseudo timezone theory would apply. It's quite possible that 10 years or more went by before people knew Jesus died. Clearly it wasn't written (in surviving documents) for another 30 - 50 years.
Apr
23
comment Why do Christian's associate Jesus as the son of God?
Thanks and good point. Since he's in islam.SE, he should get 100 points for registering.