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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 :)


Dec
3
comment What does these death in bible verses mean?
they're not innocent - if they were innocent, there would be no punishment
Dec
3
comment Why did the slave girl at the gate stop Peter but not John?
curious - where does your reasoning that John "knew the high priest well" derive from?
Dec
3
comment What kind of star was shining when Jesus was born?
It could also have been a manifestation of the shakinah glory of God
Dec
3
comment What is the relationship between God the Father and the Holy Spirit?
then you should flag this to be reopened. 4 other folks agreed with me back in July, though :)
Oct
31
comment Why didn't the Jews understand “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani”?
@Rick - perhaps; we do know there were many non-Romans in the close vicinity of the crucifixion, though. I was under the [maybe mistaken] impression that friends and family of the condemned were able to "intervene" in a comforting manner (eg via supplying a drink) to the dying (just like the hangers-on in British hangings years back).
Oct
30
comment Was the marriage between Abraham and Sarah incestuous?
regardless of the frequency of marrying a sibling, lying to save his own life was the problem :)
Oct
30
comment Is rape condoned in the Bible? If so, why?
the Bill of Rights has nothing to do with animals - no idea how that made it into the question!
Oct
30
comment Why didn't the Jews understand “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani”?
@konwayk - there were Jews from all over the Roman Empire present at the time of the Crucifixion, as they were still there on the Day of Pentecost, as recorded in Acts 2 :)
Oct
30
comment Why didn't the Jews understand “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani”?
How do we know that the one who "took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar" was a Roman soldier?
Oct
10
comment What does the Bible say about a father walking his daughter down the aisle at her wedding?
agreed. Just wondering if part of the tradition can be traced there :)
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