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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

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revised According to the Catholic Church, when Jesus speaks, is he is speaking as a Man or God or both?
added Mark 13:32
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comment Who first distinguished between the inerrancy of the Bible and the inerrancy of the original autographs?
wow, that's a big old can of worms there. You can then say there are translation/transliteration error. I don't find the Bible inerrant, but I know many who do.
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revised Among modern critics who believe in the attributed authorship of the Gospels, what are their arguments?
There is nothing traditional about this.
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comment Among modern critics who believe in the attributed authorship of the Gospels, what are their arguments?
I don't think any scholar believes that the books were authored by the names on the books. Similarly, I don't know any who would say that Jesus' birthday was in December. Maybe this belongs on hermeneutics.stackexchange.com as it really has nothing to do with Christianity directly.
Aug
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comment Why did this Early Version of the Watchtower Magazine include Crosses, and what do these other Symbols on the Magazine Represent?
"They are only organized religion truly obey the commandments of Jehovah and Jesus." - the concern being, 'as they understand them'
Aug
28
comment Why did this Early Version of the Watchtower Magazine include Crosses, and what do these other Symbols on the Magazine Represent?
Charles Taze Russell may or may not have been a Freemason. It's not important to us to make note of it if he were. However it is clear that he had profound respect for that ancient institution.
Aug
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comment What are the names of two thieves who were crucified along with Jesus?
Supports deathbed conversions,just say'n
Aug
27
comment According to Catholic tradition, why doesn't God the Father punish ISIS?
Great question, however this type of question is not suited for this site as there is no single right or wrong answer.
Aug
27
comment Why did this Early Version of the Watchtower Magazine include Crosses, and what do these other Symbols on the Magazine Represent?
I have seen those same symbols somewhere before.... hmmmm
Aug
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suggested rejected edit on Why do some Pentecostal preachers claim that Lucifer was a worship leader?
Aug
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comment If the Devil is the Great Deceiver, how would I know that he's not deceiving me through Christianity?
@PugnacioScohottentot (rhetorically) What do you believe? This question is off topic because you're looking for pastoral advice, I suggest that you ask someone that you know and trust over a bunch of strangers on the internet. Eventually your question will come down to "Do others believe that I'm going to hell?" Because again, if you believe you're doing the right thing and the one living and true God is directing you, you'll be fine. Find peace in your mind.
Aug
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comment What does the curse on the serpent mean?
@jlaverde, It probably is talking about the same serpent. I'll have to look at the Hebrew or ask in hermeneutics.stackexchange.com
Aug
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comment According to Catholic teaching, was Joseph and Mary's marriage a true marriage?
-1 really? Your comment really has nothing to do with the question or my answer. The question is about the validity of their marriage (which is the scope of my answer), not about if their union "surpassed that of Jewish Wedding Traditions". I have demonstrated that their marriage (according to Jewish customs) was valid and real without consummation. And as @MattGutting points out, " a marriage is a marriage"
Aug
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comment According to Catholic teaching, was Joseph and Mary's marriage a true marriage?
@MattGutting I think we're saying the same thing, see my comment on your answer which expands my comment above.
Aug
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comment According to Catholic teaching, was Joseph and Mary's marriage a true marriage?
See my addition to my comment and my comment to the question itself. Ultimately we're attempting to apply modern customs/rules/rituals retroactively. "Does the Catholic church 'grandfather' ancient Jewish marriages?" is how I now see the question. Which, I have no reason to believe that they would not and they wouldn't care to discuss the issue (why bother).
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revised According to Catholic teaching, was Joseph and Mary's marriage a true marriage?
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comment According to Catholic teaching, was Joseph and Mary's marriage a true marriage?
See my comment on Matt's answer. I think you're mingling two different traditions and applying a modern definition to an ancient practice.
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comment According to Catholic teaching, was Joseph and Mary's marriage a true marriage?
With all due respect, the Catholic church didn't exist at the time of Mary and Joseph. We would have to be discussing the marriage ritual of the Jews. So then, the question becomes, "Does the Catholic church recognize ancient Jewish marriages?"