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I'm Dave, and I love Objective-C.

My Projects:

  • DDMathParser - a library for parsing NSString objects as mathematical expressions and evaluating them
  • CHCSVParser - a library for reading and writing CSV files
  • DDUnitConverter - a simple library for converting between units
  • StackKit - a framework for using the StackExchange API.

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My answers and opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent my employer's views in any way.


Aug
30
answered What is the purpose and basis for the special garments issued to temple-going Mormons?
Feb
21
comment What roles do faith and works play in the LDS/Mormon understanding of salvation?
@Matt the "after all we can do" phrase is really interesting, because 2 Ne 2:5-6 makes it clear that by both the spiritual and temporal laws, all men are cut off, because all have sinned. So "all we can do" is really "nothing", because nothing we could do would ever atone for our own sins. However, Christ asks that we live according to the law as if it could redeem us, and He accepts that show of faith and intent as "payment" for His grace.
Dec
12
comment What evidence is there that Jesus was a carpenter?
+1 I think the idea of Him being a stonemason makes a whole lot more sense in the light of scriptures like Mark 12:10 (Christ is the stone the builders rejected), 1 Cor 10:4 (the Rock was Christ), Matt 7:24 (wise man building his house upon a rock), Rom 9:33 (a rock of offense to those who don't want to believe), etc.
Dec
8
revised What has the LDS Church (Mormons) historically taught about the Curse of Cain and dark skin?
quote formatting
Dec
8
suggested suggested edit on What has the LDS Church (Mormons) historically taught about the Curse of Cain and dark skin?
Nov
28
revised What does the LDS Church teach about the pre-existence of each person prior to conception?
Found a better EoM link
Nov
28
suggested suggested edit on What does the LDS Church teach about the pre-existence of each person prior to conception?
Nov
28
revised What does the LDS Church teach about the pre-existence of each person prior to conception?
Added link to online version of the EoM
Nov
28
suggested suggested edit on What does the LDS Church teach about the pre-existence of each person prior to conception?
Nov
28
answered According to the LDS Church (Mormons), what role do secret handshakes and passwords play into a person's entrance into heaven?
Nov
24
comment What does the LDS Church (Mormon) teach about marriage and polygamy in the afterlife?
I disagree with the bit about "the woman would be the wife of the earliest celestially worthy husband". I have never heard that taught. What I hear instead is "we don't know; we assume and have faith that whatever happens will be fair and just for all involved, and that all involved will be happy with the outcome."
Nov
8
comment How does the LDS doctrine of assurance compare to the Methodist doctrine of assurance?
+1 More accurately, in LDS theology, having one's "calling and election made sure" is the Assurance, and receiving the Second Anointing is one of the main ways that can happen. I would also dispute that salvation is based on works. Ultimately, anyone who is saved is saved by the grace of Jesus Christ. Our works help us qualify to receive that grace, but the works themselves are insufficient for salvation.
Oct
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
15
comment Why did Adam claim he was “naked” before God when he and Eve had clothed themselves with fig leaves?
+1 huh, I'd never noticed that before
Oct
8
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
@Yeodave I know things you do not, and you know things I do not. That in and of itself does not make us arrogant. Me trying to teach you new things does not make me arrogant. What makes me arrogant is my attitude, not my knowledge. Put another way, arrogance is a result of attitude, not information, and not behavior. Behaviors can be manifest because of arrogance, but the behavior itself does not cause it.
Oct
7
comment Why do Christians need to promote their religion to non-believers?
@Yeodave If they're happy and not interested, great. The proselyters should move on to the next door. If they want to try and "push their belief system on you", the proselyters should politely decline and graciously leave.
Sep
19
answered What is the specific meaning of “die” in Genesis 2?
Sep
16
answered Has God created anything since he rested on the 7th day?
Sep
16
awarded  Commentator
Sep
15
comment How does LDS doctrine reconcile monotheism with men becoming gods?
@WhatAboutJohn3_17 sounds like great fodder for a new question