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I'm a hobbyist programmer, part-time sysadmin, and full-time data center management, automation, and cloud computing architect and delivery engineer.

I have experience with myriad editors, shells, and OSes. While I have my [strong] preferences, am pretty much beyond the religious wars of "what's best" when it comes to platform, editor, or toolset: if it works for the problem at hand, and you know it, it's [probably] worthwhile :)


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comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@Flimzy - "We're in contradiction of a small minority of Christians who take the creation account to be literal" .. which include Jesus & Paul :)
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comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@Flimzy - I know many people do: but to be in contradiction of Paul and Jesus seems dangerous to me
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comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@Flimzy - neither ignorant, nor trolling: if you discard Adam & Eve, you discard the gospel. And if you do that, you might as well pick a different religion.
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comment Skin color of Adam and Eve
@Flimzy - if they didn't, there's no point in being a Christian :)
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comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
I read the wikipedia page, too. And I've been in the data centers where Ancestry.com is run: they're owned and operated by the LDS church. Whether there's a legal distinction of ownership (Permira may "own" the service, but it's hosted and run by LDS) fact remains - it's effectively owned by the LDS church. Permira is based in Provo, just a few miles form the data center where it runs - and that's no coincidence :)
Aug
27
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
not according to the folks I've met and worked with at the LDS HQ that operate Ancestry.com :)
Aug
27
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
they haven't "partnered" with Ancestry.com - they own and run it
Aug
27
comment LDS Church and Genealogy Research (What is the connection?)
interestingly, Ancestry.com is fairly rife with errors that only get corrected (if at all) by those whose legitimate research (and/or sense of logic) can fix the issues (an example from a friend of mine had a 2-year-old married to his 90-year-old great grandmother)
Aug
20
comment Was Phoebe a deacon?
@MattGutting - how do you suppose 1 Timothy was not written by Paul, when he identifies himself as the author in the letter?
Aug
20
comment Looking for red letter bible in database format
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about software
Aug
6
comment Are intentional sins somehow “worse?”
@Pacerier - I have not changed my claim: all sins are equal in the sight of God. I never said "sins are not equal", except in the eyes of man.
Aug
5
comment Are intentional sins somehow “worse?”
@Pacerier - did you not read my initial comment from 2 years ago?
Aug
4
comment Are intentional sins somehow “worse?”
@Pacerier - God is just: and all sins are an affront to that justice. In God's eyes, there are no "levels" of sin - they are all equally-deserving of punishment. It is a human idea to assign "value" or "degrees" to sin.
Aug
2
comment Are intentional sins somehow “worse?”
@Pacerier - the Bible is clear that all sin is worthy of eternal punishment by God, since it is an affront to His perfect holiness
Jul
15
comment What is unique about Christianity?
This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post.
Jul
15
comment What does it mean for Christ to have been slain before the creation of the world?
The Burning Bush Appearance was [most likely] not a Christophany - it was God [the Father], as He calls Himself "I AM" to Moses, and while Jesus also calls Himself "I AM" when questioned by the Pharisees, that was an identification of Himself as coequal and coexistent with God the Father.
Jul
14
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
@fredsbend perhaps your experience / reading has lead in a different direction, but I haven't heard that as a widespread claim in several years
Jul
14
comment Does God create some people Heterosexual and others Homosexual?
@fredsbend - I don't think your statement "[a]lmost all think they are" is not very accurate.
Jul
6
comment Is there Biblical basis for idolatry being “things” we put higher than God?
@xtraorange - you have misunderstood me: I've quoted and summarized the catechism answer(s) :)
Jul
3
comment Tax Deductible Giving, is this unbiblical?
Welcome to the site, Alex. This looks like a great start to a first question - but Christianity.SE is a little different from other sites out there. Please check out the tour to see how we're different :)