Caleb

Izmir, Turkey

alerque.com

Age: 32

I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.

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comment Questions about Lent
Most of these look like fair questions, but I think at least the last one should be split out into a separate question.
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comment What does it mean to "Believe in Jesus"
See also What makes a good focused question? and What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't) for some more tips.
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comment What does it mean to "Believe in Jesus"
For the purposes of this site, "Christianity" as a whole is too broad a scope. Since this is a public space with no doctrinal oversight, groups that use the label Christian but have different definitions for what that means are all on topic. Yet Protestants, Mormons, Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, etc. will all have very different answers to questions like this one. Sorting out which is ultimately correct is beyond the scope of questions here. Would you perhaps like to [edit] to focus your question on the beliefs of a specific group that might be answerable in this context?
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comment Is there a compelling reason to distribute both '.azw' and '.mobi' files?
@e-sushi This is not a duplicate. You will find the specifics of this question are NOT well covered in the one you link, nor are they likely to be. Besides, specific detailed questions with direct answers are to be preferred over general ones.
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comment Do more Britons than Americans profess Christianity?
Besides the lack of references and completely un-true sweeping generalizations, there is a cleverly disguised ad-homenim in here. You say "intelligent and well-educated people do not believe in supernatural beings", but it's fairly evident that you presume anyone who believes in anything supernatural is not intelligent. That's a pretty poor way to build your case.
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comment Which is the 'correct' bible for Catholics?
This looks good on the surface, but even as a non-Catholic I think I can see a massive oversight. How could you not even mention the Jerusalem Bible / New Jerusalem Bible that is the most widely used Catholic sanctioned Bible translation out there? I'm pretty sure there are other technical inaccuracies here too.
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comment Why are bibles sold for profit?
This Christian Commons (free ebook) gives some history and background on how Bible publishing got to be the way it is and outlines what some of us think should be done about it. I highly recommend the read for anyone thinking about this issue.
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comment What scientific arguments are there to support Young Earth Creationism?
This has quite a number of logical fallacies, not the least of which is summarily dismissing other views when there is not a precedent to do so. It is useless to state, "None are accepted by scientists outside the movement." when by your definition anyone who did agree would be by definition 'inside' the movement. Making disconnected sweeping generalizations on contentious issues does not help sort things out.
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comment so how was it that i earned -100 points?
@DJClayworth Doh. Missed that. I've corrected my post.
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