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I have been programming since I was in high school, and my favorite computer was my Amiga 2000, as that is what I learned to program in C on, and was just a great computer.

I have been an advocate about unit testing since 1999, and believe we can get better code by getting before the user more frequently so we can narrow the solution to what they really want, as users don't really know what they want, initially.

I am comfortable with many languages, but am trying to understand how to program in functional languages, giving up while loops is very difficult for me in designing applications. :)

I am living in Knoxville, TN.


Feb
7
comment Praying to people outside the Trinity
@brilliant - If someone is in a place where you cannot talk to them easily, such as the gulf between us and those that have passed on, then we use the term prayer for how we talk to them. When I was younger I would just carry on conversations with Jesus as a friend, people would call that prayer, I just called it talking with a dear friend. It is semantics.
Jan
22
comment Could there have been a pragmatic purpose for the OT legal dietary restrictions?
@audio.zoom - A law doesn't have to be logical to be made, as I mentioned, if your goal is to have a group stand out from others, then having a different ritual or law would help achieve this, which can make sense if God's desire is to help them understand that they will be different than non-believers, and some specific rituals will help unite them as a group.
Jan
22
comment Could there have been a pragmatic purpose for the OT legal dietary restrictions?
@audio.zoom - My point is that there is no scientific reason. We can guess what it may be, but that involves cherry picking from Leviticus in order to justify the position, and that is always a dangerous step.
Jan
17
comment Is Christianity the sum of the actions and beliefs of its adherents or a set of actions and beliefs defined by the Bible?
@PeterTurner - Thank you, I couldn't remember if there was an e at the end of Sheen's name, so I went with it. :)
Jan
15
comment What evidence do we have today about Christian groups not represented at the first four ecumenical councils?
So before 400AD it would be difficult to know the various groups, to state whether one wasn't represented; but I would guess there were by your very broad definition.
Jan
14
comment What evidence do we have today about Christian groups not represented at the first four ecumenical councils?
What would you consider to be a Christian group? Do you mean was every church represented?
Dec
18
comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
It is in the Book of Mormon: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_of_Ether
Dec
10
comment Is God capable of ever doing wrong?
I am curious how you define doing wrong. Is this similar to the argument about whether there is a rock so heavy that God can't move it? If so then closing the question makes sense.
Dec
6
comment Are the images we draw of Jesus correct?
@Richard - It is unlikely Jesus is/was that white, IMO.
Nov
25
comment What is the theological background of the WWJD movement?
@dancek - You may want to read this article: christianitytoday.com/ct/2002/july8/26.58.html. I found it interesting, not certain how to answer your question pulling some ideas from this article. I am also torn by how much we should be like Christ as Christians, but, that would be a separate question.
Nov
25
comment Do any major denominations refuse to recognize Holy Baptism in other denominations
Here is another article on a study on rebaptism. zianet.com/maxey/reflx407.htm
Nov
25
comment Do any major denominations refuse to recognize Holy Baptism in other denominations
This is an interesting article about this subject: internetmonk.com/archive/…
Nov
23
comment Defending your honor against a superior who accuses you falsely
Ask yourself why it is important to defend yourself. Is it pride? Does defending yourself glorify God?
Nov
22
comment What is the theological background of the WWJD movement?
It is a feel-good movement that not only isn't backed by Scripture, but by observing the followers, they aren't necessarily following the question. If you read the risks taken by the characters in "In His Steps", by Charles Sheldon, you will see that doing what Jesus would do would change many aspects of the lives of basically everyone, and really annoy people around us.
Nov
21
comment Can these three “2nd greatest commandments” be put into one sentence?
@JimThio - Why are they enemies? It may be that we need to be more Christ-like and find a way to love them. It is easy to hate, love is harder.
Nov
21
comment Can these three “2nd greatest commandments” be put into one sentence?
@JimThio - You don't pray for either side to win, but for God's will to be done, and if possible protect our troops, but praying that the terrorists are killed is wrong, as Jesus died for them as he died for us. Pray always that we are available to do God's will, and that we accept it, though we may feel it is wrong, much as Jonah didn't want to go to Ninevah because he wanted them to be destroyed, and if he went they would repent. he didn't want to help God, but in the end he agreed to.
Nov
21
comment What is the Catholic concept of grace?
@JustinY - I may edit it, or someone else can, but basically, Moses didn't want to be the leader, but he succeeded because of God.
Nov
19
comment Can these three “2nd greatest commandments” be put into one sentence?
It depends on the translation.
Nov
19
comment Can these three “2nd greatest commandments” be put into one sentence?
@Jim Thio - King James 2000: But I say to you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which spitefully use you, and persecute you;
Nov
9
comment In the parable of the sower, what exegetical reasons are there to interpret the third type of soil to be genuine Christians?
+1 - Nice using the next few verses. So it may not apply to Christians, but just to people that have heard, but had other priorities.