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I've got a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering and am employed as a software developer, working mainly with Android and apps. I have a wide range of interests, with computing and linguistics being the greatest.


Jan
1
accepted What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
Dec
28
asked What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
Nov
30
comment What are the biblical arguments against the papacy and papal succession?
@sidran32 There's an article about that and the words that Jesus actually used when he said this: carm.org/is-peter-the-rock. Peter comes from the masculine "petros" and Jesus used the feminine "petra". "You are Petros and on this petra ..."
Nov
10
comment “Those excluded from the Congregation”
@GilbertLeBlanc Very interesting theory! What are your sources? But even if this is the case (which seems likely to me), this means that some could have been emasculated for some other devilish reason and still be excluded. Also, I don't really get why those of illegitimate birth, the bastards, should be excluded. They did not choose (?) to be conceived in that manner. And less, I do not get why even their descendants to the tenth generation should be excluded! I know that there are some reason for this, for God is just, but I'm having trouble to see it.
Nov
8
comment “Those excluded from the Congregation”
@GilbertLeBlanc Sorry, I was too unclear. I wasn't quoting you. My quote was supposed to be an implicit continuation of "because the LORD your God loves you".
Nov
4
comment “Those excluded from the Congregation”
@GilbertLeBlanc "... and I want you to do this out of trust"? I think that there must be some higher purpose than this for excluding these people from "the assembly of the LORD" whatever that means. It'll be interesting to see if the question at Biblical hermeneutics.SE generates any good answers.
Nov
4
comment “Those excluded from the Congregation”
@zipquincy That'd be great as a separate question. :)
Nov
4
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
As Jesus stated: yes. There's to much potential pride involved. If someone looks at you and call you some of those titles and you accept it, you will soon look at yourself as that title, which is a huge risk for pride. Jesus told us to humble ourselves and he even told us not to let other people exalt us. I don't think there's any great need for those titles and God already fulfills all of them. We don't need bishops and priests: The Holy Spirit is our teacher, instructor and doctor, the Father is our father and the Son is our savior.
Nov
3
comment “Those excluded from the Congregation”
I just posted a question on Biblical Hermeneutics referring to the same passage, asking about the meaning of "the assembly of the LORD".
Nov
3
comment “Those excluded from the Congregation”
@Richard Okay, you're right. Protestantism it is.
Nov
3
comment “Those excluded from the Congregation”
As you say, the commandments that God gave in Deuteronomy was meant for a specific context. That's why I think that i's especially important to understand the meaning and purpose of the commandments so that we can find some applicable general principle (if any). Therefore, I'm asking if there is any general principle in this one and if we can apply that particular principle in our own lives and congregations today. Perhaps I should extend my question.
Nov
3
comment “Those excluded from the Congregation”
@Richard My purpose is not to know how different denominations view this passage, but to get as good an answer as possible. Also, I do not (wish to) disqualify answers based on any particular doctrinal stance, but if I have to choose one I choose protestantism.
Nov
3
asked “Those excluded from the Congregation”
Nov
3
revised What is the Biblical evidence against the perpetual virginity of Mary?
I removed some of mine own conclusions and added some clarifying text to let the reader make their own decision.
Nov
3
comment What is the Biblical evidence against the perpetual virginity of Mary?
I'd be happy if you edited my answer to the better. I shall read through it again and see if I can enhance it. And in the same way as you wrote your question, I wrote this answer not just for the benefit of the questioner but for the benefit of those who read the answer. I did not direct this answer to you alone (the "you"s in my answer is not referring to you, but to the reader).
Nov
3
answered What is the Biblical evidence against the perpetual virginity of Mary?
Nov
3
comment Honor and solidarity
"As for solidarity with friends and relatives, the Bible (the New Testament) explicitly says it is forbidden to favour your friends and relatives over other people." Where does it explicitly say so?
Nov
3
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
Yes, I had the entire context in mind when writing the question. My question is not how the RCC reconciles the usage of the word "father" with these verses. I personally think that even if a particular priest, abbot or pope is humble, these titles are inviting people to be proud. But I get what you and the others say and maybe this prohibition is about people that are not deserving of the title and that there are some people that really are deserving of the title. But even if that is the case, I think it would be better to not use them at all to avoid pride as much as possible.
Nov
2
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
@JamesBlack I don't really get what you mean with: "even though that word was a translation". The particular word doesn't matter. Also, if this was a prohibition to call my earthly father "father", then it would not have any significance to call my heavenly father "father". Calling my heavenly father "father" reminds me that he is my father, like my earthly father and that our relation is meant to be close and intimate, like the relationship between father and son.
Nov
1
accepted What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?