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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answered Ethics on Bounty Award when best answer only solved half of the problem?
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comment Do you believe in the theory of Common Grace?
Who is "you"? This is not a discussion forum: we're looking for questions that generate definitive answers here. I personally believe in Common Grace but this site is also open to many different perspectives some of which do not. This sort of question is just a discussion starter or poll, which we don't do here.
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comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@mojo I think you missed the point of my comment entirely. The question asks specifically about Pentecostal views and this answer does not even mention that group, much less cite something relevant showing that this is their view.
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comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
"Probably not"? Is that what Pentecostals officially believe? That he might have but probably didn't die? Where are your sources for identifying this as Pentecostal belief?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
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comment Make commenting during the election phase easier
@ɥʇǝS I've seen several cases where I think nominations were posted at the last minute specifically to avoid the feedback cycle everybody else was going through, so this is more than a hypothetical problem ;-)
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comment Is there a Biblical basis for born-again virginity?
This has some good points but I think you're missing a few things. The related imagery is is actually much more poignant that you suggest—not only are believing sinners relationship to God painted using marriage imagery, but God's chosen people are described as "adulterous" and having "prostituted themselves", but part of God's work of sanctification is purifying them and giving them clean hearts. Given how many times those patterns are repeated in various contexts I don't think it would be a stretch to say there is a Biblical basis for the idea (if not exactly for the pop-culture version).
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comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
The question specifically references heretics, not criminals. It would be useful for an answer to do more than glaze over the connection (or disconnection) between the two.
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comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
Moderator notice: Comment threads which debate subject matter issues will be removed. If you want to discuss something with someone take it to [chat]. If you feel an answer is wrong, downvote it and optionally leave at most one comment explaining how it is wrong and/or could be fixed or improved. The solution for wrong answers is to provide a correct answer, not to debate wrong ones and try to convince the author of their error (if any).
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comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
@jlaverde This question calls for answers that cite historical events and official Catholic documentation, not personal attacks. Remember we are not here to judge what is right or wrong, only to document what is. Stick to that and you won't have a problem.
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comment Do you have to have a certain amount of intelligence to get into heaven?
@JimG. No amount of intelligence will—in itself—give you the power to avoid sin. That's where you've gotten things cross-wired, intelligence isn't directly linked to either salvation or sin. With at least three people trying to point this out to you have you considered stepping back and considering whether you might be connecting the dots wrong somewhere? You're simply not dealing with theology the way Christianity does or not using English language the way most people do. It's probably worth figuring out which of those you've got wrong (or at least understand how your beliefs are different).
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comment Could a malicious JS file pointed on URL/URI attack the browser/computer?
@jnovacho Most browser generated warnings include some indication in an out-of-page region of the browser chrome that the message is from the browser. Turning the address bar red for example, or having a tooltip that extends outside the page canvas. Be especially careful of "top bar" warnings asking you to download plugins etc. There are lots of social engineering exploits that rely on making these look like your browser is prompting you when in actuality its just a carefully styled page. The same goes for popups---that's why most browsers no longer allow no-toolbar popups.
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