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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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comment What's the Mormon view of Freemasonry?
@fredsbend Some theories link Freemasonry back the construction of Solomon's temple. Some theories, further back. Either way, discussion of Freemasonry's history and theories are off topic on this SE. I would be more than happy to attempt to create Freemasonry.stackexchange.com again should there be interest - this is something that may be on topic there, but clearly not here.
Jul
26
comment Is any of Jesus' carpentry still around?
It isn't universally understood that he was a carpenter, the word used translates as builder. There were more stones than trees....
Jul
25
comment Bishops have no free will?
with this logic... why is Lucifer = Satan again?
Jul
25
revised Bishops have no free will?
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Jul
25
comment Bishops have no free will?
Just for reference though, we're suggesting that when we read the bible, we should read ALL translations (in your language) to truly understand a passage? That would really stick a fork into inerrancy.
Jul
24
comment Bishops have no free will?
Was it so bad that it deserved a -1? :)
Jul
24
asked Bishops have no free will?
Jul
24
comment What does the bible say about drinking?
Quick Google search. I suggest that you haven't done much research: kingjamesbibleonline.org/Bible-Verses-About-Alcohol
Jul
24
comment What is the Unity teachings of Jesus' resurrection?
Thanks for chiming in Matt, I too read the article that I linked. I was hoping for some practical experience.
Jul
23
asked What is the Unity teachings of Jesus' resurrection?
Jul
20
comment why can the devil offer riches?
In ALL translations,it says Morning Star - except the King James. I agree, we are looking at this differently.
Jul
17
comment why can the devil offer riches?
@JREAM we'll need to break this into a separate chat. Lucifer is not Satan nor the devil nor an angel. "Lucifer" doesn't exist in the bible that I read - but it does in the KJV. Don't forget that there are Cherubs and Seraphs - which are not angels. Also, I agree with you and I ever said that angels are omnipotent. If God is omnipotent then the devil or Satan can rule nothing.
Jul
17
comment why can the devil offer riches?
@fredsbend can salvation be lost? - rhetorical question
Jul
17
comment why can the devil offer riches?
You just said a whole lot of words, none of which are scholarly, referenced, or consistent with what this site's intent is. Your comment is very poetic, heart felt, and passionate and I commend you for it. Being a good Christian doesn't always mean success on this site. You assertion is that God gives control to the devil however God could change his mind at any second. Allowing the devil to harm, lead away, and potentially destroy his prized creation. Please supply references.
Jul
16
comment why can the devil offer riches?
@JREAM please do not think that I disagree with you. I am only stating that if Satan is the ruler of the earth, then how can God be omnipotent? You're either omnipotent or not. If God is omnipotent than Satan cannot be the ruler of the earth.
Jul
16
comment why can the devil offer riches?
You have a very interesting question, however I'm not sure that it's a good fit for the site in its current form (it is a truth seeking question). You may want to reference scripture where the premise of your question comes from. Also, you may want to narrow your scope to a specific denomination as I believe, there could be denominational based answers - which means no single correct answer. I am going to -1 until the question is changed (or closed).
Jul
16
comment why can the devil offer riches?
Does "ruler of this earth" challenge the omnipotence of God?
Jul
15
comment When did Sarah call Abraham “lord”?
A good question for hermeneutics.stackexchange.com would be, "What did the word lord mean in ancient Hebrew culture?" Referencing these passages.
Jul
15
suggested suggested edit on How does transubstantiation account for the amount of Christ's body eaten over the last 2000 years?
Jul
8
comment Can Trinity be taught only from Bible?
"...means that you have your own way of interpretation which is not in agreement..." - absolutely. However one must agree that it takes as much imaginative interpretation to believe those passages are connected as to believe they are distinct.