Caleb

Izmir, Turkey

alerque.com

Age: 33

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 How have Protestants explained how Jesus could be born of mankind and be sinless?
@curiousdannii Re your comment and flags: I agree this is not representative of the general Protestant position at all. But it does seem to be a valid answer in that it purports to answer the question that was asked. It's just wrong. And we don't moderate the site based on right or wrong answers, only whether the intended scope of the question is being addressed or not. This is neither NAA nor VLQ, it's just factually wrong which is a time for downvoting (and/or commenting) not flagging.
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comment Why was Abel a "keeper of flocks"?
Although I agree with the gist of this answer, I think the way you use the texts and connect the dots is pretty sketchy. For example the statement «The only works Abel had done is keep the flocks.» is not a direct inference from the text you quote nor is in the most widely accepted interpretation of that verse.
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comment How can I detect BSD vs. GNU version of date in shell script
BSD's uname doesn't accept an -o flag. Portability is harder that just trying it on your system and assuming it will work elsewhere. In this case you can use the -s flag instead.
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awarded Yearling
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awarded Yearling
Jul
27
comment According to the penal substitutionary atonement view, why was Jesus' punishment not eternal?
I don't think this is broadly representative of Christian views on this issue. The understanding of the nature of death being one thing separated from another allows, in a sense, for God to die. God the father turned his back on his son and the Son experienced what it was to be cut off from the fellowship of the trinity. Lots more happened at the cross than the death of his body alone!
Jul
27
awarded Guru
Jul
27
comment Make the Mexican Wave
If the goal was to be the longest possible code that is still completely indecipherable to the average human programmer…
Jul
26
awarded Notable Question
Jul
25
awarded Favorite Question
Jul
25
comment What did Jesus mean when he spoke of drinking new wine in his Father's kingdom?
What exactly is your question here? Could you be more specific about what in this wording doesn't make sense to you or what aspect of Christian teaching on heaven, the sacraments, etc. you are asking about?
Jul
23
comment Should there be a flag option for migrating posts to Hermeneutics.SE?
A number of the "rejections" are more complicated than plain poor judgment in migration. Some of them are cross-posts or other shenanigans we are just trying to clean up. In other words of the migrations that do happen I think the vast majority are legit. On the other hand mods are hand picking what to migrate and, based on the flags I see here on C.SE asking for migration, easily half of them are not good migration candidates. Very few people have a handle on what makes something a good BH question. All that to say I too would be a little leery of making this an automatic route.
Jul
21
awarded Good Answer
Jul
21
awarded Caucus
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17
awarded Nice Answer
Jul
16
comment Why was Esther not sinning when she broke the law and approached the king?
My tradition (and I have sources but not handy so this isn't an answer yet) is that there is room for civil disobedience in matters where the state goes against God's word (and some add concience). The idea is that the state still has the right to punish you for thattdisobedience and you have to submit to that even if you cannot obey the law. See also Daniel, Peter and John in Acts 3, etc. In fact commentaries on Act 3 are probably the place to get your Easter answer.
Jul
13
comment What is meant by "God is Omnipotent"?
No it's not accurate. That's the Wikipedia definition (and it's rubbish), not a Calvinistic definition at all. This answer is blatantly inaccurate in suggesting that Calvinists agree with that definition.
Jul
12
revised How are the teachings in the Book of James consistent with Salvation by Grace alone?
grammar fix
Jul
12
comment What is meant by "God is Omnipotent"?
This is not just a wild guess, it's a complete miss. That is simply not an accurate way to describe Calvinist's view of the meaning of omnipotence.
Jul
11
revised Let's predict the date of the ten millionth question on Stack Overflow
added 106 characters in body
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