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Once upon a time I worked in a factory to pay for my CS degree. I was promoted several times into engineering and then into engineering management. To switch back to my goal of a computer programming became expensive - upper end engineering salary vs mid level programmer. So I wrote code to automate engineering processes ("Expert System" if you will). Then one day I made an executive decision and made the career change and have been happier but poorer since.

  • I am a parent
  • I am a husband
  • I am a software developer
  • I am a Freemason
  • I am a Scottish Rite Freemason
  • I am a Royal Arch Freemason
  • I am a Shriner
  • I am a member of the Order of the Eastern Star
  • I believe in the teachings of Jesus
  • I believe in one God
  • I do not know if your belief is right or wrong and I will never judge you

Dec
17
comment Why is part of Luke 9:55-56 omitted in some Bible translations?
Before reading the book, you should consider reading this: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/2283/…
Dec
17
comment Another translation for “you will certainly die”
Sounds like a beginning of an answer, eh? However, this isn't Christianity.se.
Dec
16
asked Another translation for “you will certainly die”
Dec
16
comment Why is part of Luke 9:55-56 omitted in some Bible translations?
<rhetorical> gasp... could there possibly be differences in biblical translations? How could the books be inerrant if they're different? </rhetorical> It sounds like KJV added parts to describe what the scripture is trying to say (make it more readable). Something similar to the EXODUS 22:18 debate.
Dec
9
comment “blashemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven” — Is “forgiven” the best word for what is meant?
If only we could find a team of people who could translate the bible w/o religious influences.
Nov
13
comment Based on Genesis 4:26, upon whom did Adam call?
Sometimes asking a question in a different way spawns new ideas. Very interesting question(s)
Nov
4
comment Who purchased the field where Judas died?
@GoneQuiet very true! I'm not sure how a biblical literalist would feel about your statement though. They may dismiss that link and suggest that the prior was written to match the future case.
Nov
4
comment Who purchased the field where Judas died?
I saw a movie once where Judas hanged himself and then the branch broke and he fell to the rocks below - his body bursting open. I suggest that is how a literalist would combine the stories. Me, I'd rather not waste time figuring it out. The moral of the story is similar.
Oct
25
comment The Latin word lucifer in the Vulgate
Mike, I know this answer is old, but good job on the research!
Oct
2
awarded  Benefactor
Oct
2
accepted Paul's knowledge of Jannes and Jambres the magicians of Egypt
Sep
30
comment Paul's knowledge of Jannes and Jambres the magicians of Egypt
nice research, Mike
Sep
25
comment Did Jesus sweat blood?
Bart Ehrman is a great source despite his religious views. This is hermeneutics.SE, not Christianity.SE. Therefore, we can't let our religious preferences nor religious prejudices stop us from seeking that which is true. His abilities not his religion should be the only thing that matters when counting him as a source.
Sep
25
awarded  Promoter
Sep
23
accepted The number 40's “real meaning”
Aug
27
comment Ezekiel 44:5 Mark Well
@TRiG, your definition sure does make it sound simple. However, please read Monica's answer.
Aug
7
comment Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed?
I really like your question and find it quite interesting. I'm not confident that it's a good fit here - but where would it be a good fit? I'll attempt to put together an answer.
Aug
6
comment Does Scripture imply that Judas knew that the high-priests and elders' goal was to have Jesus killed?
I'm torn between asking you to add some scripture to use our awesome hermeneutic skills on OR suggest that your question is a truth question and not something that can be answered here. Maybe BOTH!
Jul
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
22
awarded  Teacher