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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.


Sep
15
comment How does LDS doctrine reconcile monotheism with men becoming gods?
@Flimzy Yes, they are. For that I'll link you this question and answer and this article on The Godhead (The Godhead is the LDS "version" of the Trinity).
Sep
15
comment How does LDS doctrine reconcile monotheism with men becoming gods?
Again, within the scope of our existence, there is no other God. Even in LDS writings, mention of other beings like God is cursory, since they are irrelevant to our salvation.
Sep
15
comment How does LDS doctrine reconcile monotheism with men becoming gods?
as I understand it, that's akin to saying "thou shalt have no other gods before me". Basically "I'm your God, and no one else is". It helps to think of "God" as a title denoting one who is worthy of worship. Beings who are like the Father but are not Him should not be worshipped, because they are not our creators. They have nothing to do with our existence.
Sep
15
answered How does LDS doctrine reconcile monotheism with men becoming gods?
Sep
15
revised What is the Mormon doctrine regarding becoming a god?
added a couple of scriptural examples
Sep
15
answered What is the Mormon doctrine regarding becoming a god?
Sep
10
revised Is there any place in the Bible or any logical argument disproving the “physical” interpretation of Christ's being the Only Begotten Son?
Minor typos
Sep
10
suggested suggested edit on Is there any place in the Bible or any logical argument disproving the “physical” interpretation of Christ's being the Only Begotten Son?
Sep
9
revised Has Christianity ever come down in opposition of arranged marriages?
clarified title
Sep
9
suggested suggested edit on Has Christianity ever come down in opposition of arranged marriages?
Sep
9
awarded  Scholar
Sep
9
accepted Why was it necessary for Mary to be a virgin?
Sep
9
comment Why is “elohim” translated as “God” and not “gods”?
+1 these are the sort of answers I come here for. excellent work. :)
Sep
8
revised Who were the “giants” mentioned in the Bible?
an angle is a measurement relative to two intersecting lines :)
Sep
8
suggested suggested edit on Who were the “giants” mentioned in the Bible?
Sep
8
comment Why was it necessary for Mary to be a virgin?
+1 for the ease-of-recognition idea. Was His being born of a virgin widely publicized during His lifetime? It's useful for us to recognize Him as the Messiah, but is there any indication that it was something his contemporaries used as well?
Sep
8
answered Why did Mormons stop practicing polygamy?
Sep
8
awarded  Critic
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awarded  Supporter
Sep
8
comment How do Christians understand the existence of God in relation to the scientific concept of energy?
@AdamRedwine or perhaps an infinite number of finitely large universes, each containing a finite amount of matter. There's no official doctrine on whether all of God's creations exist in our universe.