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Saved from the web by a job in industry. Coding GUI for computer-aided railway realignment machinery.

At last a job where I have time to do stuff properly and don't have to worry about loads of unfixed bugs coming back to haunt me.


May
27
comment Do Catholic bishops have greater power within their congregation than Anglican bishop's over theirs?
Of course, sometimes it doesn't work out so cleanly :)
May
27
suggested suggested edit on How verses from OT are selected for Jesus
May
27
revised Why is it the soul takes the punishment in hell after a sinful human body died on earth?
Cleaned up grammar & some spelling
May
27
comment Why is it the soul takes the punishment in hell after a sinful human body died on earth?
Good answer to a mediocre question. I'm not sure which bits are to be considered 'preachy'.
May
27
suggested suggested edit on Why is it the soul takes the punishment in hell after a sinful human body died on earth?
May
26
comment Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
Sorry, this is a good answer in and of itself, but to a different question...
May
26
comment Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
@Flimzy, except that Jesus specifically said (my paraphrase) that divorce was 'tolerated' because of our 'hardness of heart': an exemption which he didn't extend to remarriage.
May
23
asked Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
May
23
comment Why are thighs important?
Please tell me this is a hoax :(
May
23
comment How do we know there are only three Persons in the Godhead?
Excuse me, but your last 6 questions are more-or-less related to variations on the Trinity, or who is in or out of the Godhead. And they're all getting downvoted. Please consider slowing down a bit.
May
22
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
@muistooshort, but he wasn't saying that the law had a bearing on scientific truth, he was saying that scientific truth should have a bearing on the law.
May
22
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
PS: I have heard (what seems to me a totally sophistic) 'interpretation' of your first text where the "But if there is harm" would refer to the mother, not the child. Another slightly more plausible view is that at this time in history, it was more about property rights than ethics.
May
22
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
Peter, it's only a baby if it's wanted, if it's unwanted, they call it a foetus...
May
22
comment Why do Salvation Army members wear uniforms in the church?
Good! A user from the Salvation Army. Please stay around!
May
21
comment In which Christian group is “prosperity theology” derogatory?
That aside, this questions is badly phrased. You would be better asking which groups actually believe in prosperity theology, because the list is (comparatively) very small. Also, your last sentence is a different question.
May
21
comment In which Christian group is “prosperity theology” derogatory?
@Anonymous, imagine yourself living in a shabby home in Africa for a moment, and seeing a rich-looking pastor on the television inviting you to just have faith and you will be rich too: you just have to spend all your money on his books which explain how in 10 easy steps. He gets to build his beautiful church building with nicely polished floors and state-of-the-art air conditioning. And you stay in your shabby home.
May
21
comment Can a non-Christian sell his soul?
My thoughts exactly. "As it happens, I have this bridge..."
May
21
comment What is masturbation, according to the Catholic Catechism?
Peter, this was a long time ago, but touching on your 'grave matter' sentence, I suspect your are referring to Onan. This is what Wikipedia says : "Onan's death was retribution for (...) being unwilling to father a child by his widowed sister-in-law". So yes, totally different rationale.
May
20
awarded  Editor
May
20
revised What are the various evangelical views regarding the agricultural revolution and it's impact on primeval history in Genesis?
Minor corrections, plus an addition.