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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

Jun
20
comment Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
Reopen discussion here
May
23
comment In Rev 19:16, why is the Name on the Word's thigh and robe?
Just an interesting observation, Ehud was left handed.
May
22
comment Why are thighs important?
In someways, it's similar to this question
Feb
20
comment Why does Jesus refer to himself as the “Son of Man” in Mark 2:10?
It's hard to answer "why". I even debated on if this is on topic... it is... but it's so close to doctrine that I don't know how you could answer it w/o injecting doctrine.
Feb
12
comment What is the proper translation in English, for Pi Hahiroth.?
Very well, so then, you're just looking for ` לִפְנֵי פִּי הַחִירֹת`
Feb
12
comment What is the proper translation in English, for Pi Hahiroth.?
Could you explain the concern about the translation? I mean, I would just use Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi-hahiroth
Feb
12
comment What means “to lot” in the New Testament's context?
I agree, that is what your question is.
Jan
18
comment What does the phrase “son of the morning” mean?
newadvent.org/cathen/09410a.htm
Jan
3
comment What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
The ritual of baptism symbolizes life (above), death (submerged), and rebirth (above). Maybe there's a link.
Jan
2
comment Yule Tree in Jeremiah 10:1-4?
I may be off by 600 years or so. Maybe The Roman link isn't the best. But my point is that the text suggests something outside of the Semitic cultures.
Dec
31
comment Is Jesus letter to king of Edessa authentic
Asking why the Gospel of Thomas is not in the canon would be off topic (I believe). This is Biblical Hermeneutics afters all. Again, I didn't down vote and I'm not a Mod. I am only making a suggestion for you. I wish the down voters would explain why they down vote.
Dec
30
comment Eat my flesh and drink my blood
I think it's important to know that Matthew (AD 40'S) was before John (AD 60'S). Therefore textual critics state that John borrows information from Matthew. Often times, John appears "drive home" the points from Matthew by making them appear more glamorous. I'm not saying that is intentional, I'm just speaking from my understanding of textual criticism.
Dec
30
comment Is Jesus letter to king of Edessa authentic
I didn't down vote you question, however I would like to point out reasons that it may have been down voted (I really wish the down voters would do this). Your question is asking about the authenticity of a document and why a specific document has not been canonized. This site is about question and answers regarding translation of biblical texts and the related fields. Determining what is true and the reason(s) to not reopen canonized text would be out of scope. Lastly, there are known extra biblical text which help understand the life of Jesus. However, read with caution.
Dec
30
comment Yule Tree in Jeremiah 10:1-4?
It may not have been seen in Semitic cultures, but the practice would have been seen from the Romans. The passage warns against "Learn not the way of the nations", obviously we're not talking about just Semitic cultures here.
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
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.