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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 :)


Oct
8
comment What does the Bible teach about domestic discipline?
Matthew 24:49, I do not believe, can be used to say this is categorically a "sin"
Oct
8
comment What does the Bible say about a father walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding?
curious (as I haven't thought much about it), would you factor-in Laban's handing of Leah (and then Rachel) to Jacob into your thinking?
Oct
8
comment What is biblical view on curiosity?
@Xino - perhaps others are trying to teach you, as I am doing herein, to exegete rather than eisegete. Could there be other aspects of Uzzah's behavior he was punished for? Of course. Does the text say why he was punished other than specifically because he touched the Ark? No. All other conclusions are speculation - which is OK to speculate about, but not to dogmatically say you know exactly why else (if there even is an "else") he may have also been punished.
Oct
7
comment What is biblical view on curiosity?
@PatFerguson - that would be the "Biblical Hermeneutics" site that you're looking for, perhaps. Though this answer would also be voted-down there because it is poorly written, has nothing to do with Greek, Hebrew, or the Bible, and doesn't address a hermeneutical approach.
Oct
7
comment What is biblical view on curiosity?
@Xino - maybe you should read the lest of the Old Testament :) the Ark was only supposed to be moved on poles carried by Levites. It was already being moved incorrectly by being placed on a cart. Uzzah was punished as said for touching the Ark. NO one was supposed to touch it in that manner. God is Loving, He is also Just, Righteous, Holy, Wrathful, Merciful, Gracious, and myriad more attributes. Ignoring aspects of God just because you don't like them does not give you a full picture of who He is :)
Oct
6
comment What is biblical view on curiosity?
@Xino - I'm not forcing my own understanding: I am merely pointing to the clear text of the account! Uzzah reached out toward the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen nearly upset it. And the anger of the Lord burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God.. The passage itself explains why Uzzah reached and why he was punished. Claiming it was from "curiosity" is applying your personal opinion to the text, which the text does not support.
Oct
6
comment What is biblical view on curiosity?
@Xino - there is only one interpretation, we do not all have our own. We may have our own opinion, but opinions are not interpretations. The clear wording of the Bible indicates your belief as written to be wrong. Uzzah was punished for unlawfully touching the Ark. He was not punished for being "curious".
Oct
6
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@IgnatiusTheophorus - that would be the Roman Catholic view. All other denominations I know of would categorically state that Joseph (or a later husband of Mary's who is never named (and therefore speculation, but I'll leave the possibility for the moment)) must have had sexual rlations with Mary since Mary had other children who were Jesus' half brothers.
Oct
4
comment What is biblical view on curiosity?
that doesn't really have anything to do with Christianity
Oct
4
comment What is biblical view on curiosity?
@Xino - your belief is not in accordance with the written account in any way
Oct
3
comment Should a Protestant read the apocryphal books of the Bible?
should a Protestant read anything other than the Bible? I think this needs some scoping/clarification as to what kind of reading you have in mind - historical, inspired, inspiring, canonical, etc
Oct
3
comment If there is no Condemnation in Jesus, can Jesus reject one who rejects him?
I concur with @Dan, and have VtC because of its inherently-unanswerable current status
Oct
3
comment What is the Roman Catholic position on the validity of the marriage between an infertile man and infertile woman?
in addition to the comment from @StevenDoggart, you've also presumed the man and woman KNOW they are infertile, and choose to get married in spite. You've also implicitly disallowed those beyond the years of child-bearing (eg a couple in their 60s or 70s) from marrying
Oct
3
comment How to interpret the ban of unions between believers and non-believers?
Related: How should Christians act toward non-Christians?
Oct
3
comment How to interpret the ban of unions between believers and non-believers?
Duplicate of Should Christians marry non-Christians?
Oct
2
comment Is manhood defined in the Bible?
I've upvoted, but also VtC. Here is why: there is no "prooftext" to go to for such a definition; various Christian traditions (and even just individual churches, authors, or theologians) will have different details, or even full interpretations of this question; compiling all of the positive and negative examples of manhood (or any other "hood") are book-creating efforts, not really something that can be answered as a cohesive, coherent answer in an SE format. That said, if this were narrowed akin to, "How does <denomination> define manhood according to the Bible," it'd be fantastic!
Oct
2
comment Was Onan really struck dead by God for masturbating?
@IgnatiusTheophorus - you would say he had relations in opposition to the angelic directive?
Sep
27
comment Is the concept of God in Christianity (the Trinity) three Gods or One?
related - What is the biblical basis for the doctrine of the Trinity
Sep
25
comment Are we saved by grace or works?
@Rick - they're two sides of the same coin .. it really depends on whether you're looking at "God's side" or "man's side" :)
Sep
25
comment Are we saved by grace or works?
@Rick - I am saying that we are saved by grace through faith which then manifests in works (a reword of my second sentence).