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A qualified chemist who somehow drifted into web development. I've learned (to a greater or lesser degree of accuracy) PHP and JavaScript, and would like to learn something completely different for the sake of it. I'm a weirdo who actually enjoys reading (and sometimes writing) technical documentation.


Nov
21
comment Can a Christian “Grace” invalidate food?
I don't think consecration of food is a common Christian practise. The usual purpose of a Christian grace (in my experience and reading, anyway) is to thank God for the food, not to dedicate it to him. I suspect this question is purely hypothetical as phrased. (I, as an atheist materialist who doesn't believe in any kind of spellcasting, would still be uncomfortable eating food dedicated to any god. It just wouldn't feel right.)
Nov
21
comment Tetragrammaton homophone
christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/4032/…
Aug
15
awarded  Excavator
Aug
7
comment Hashem is here, Hashem is there…REALLY?
@RCW. Lying to children is the only education model. bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A685055.
Aug
7
comment Why did Efron have such an extreme change of heart?
And I used the word evangelical quite wrongly. What I meant was proselytizing.
Aug
6
comment Why don't Jews think Jesus is the messiah?
Why ask specifically about Jesus? Why don't Jews think Julius Caesar is the Messiah? Why don't Jews think Joel Spolsky is the Messiah? Why don't Jews think {x} is the Messiah?
Aug
5
revised Drinking cold kosher beverages in a non-Jewish relative's house
Grammar. Capitalisation. Spelling. Some small rewording to stop someone changing gender half-way through a sentence.
Aug
5
suggested suggested edit on Drinking cold kosher beverages in a non-Jewish relative's house
Aug
5
comment Is Christianity Avodah Zara?
Almost all branches of Christianity believe in the Trinity. (My religious background is one of the few branches that doesn't, and is often regarded as non-Christian by others.) Jehovah's Witnesses, Christadelphians, Mormons, Arians, and some Gnostics reject the Trinity. The vast majority of Christians accept it (in theory, anyway: I've spoken to a few Catholics who don't really have any idea what the Trinity even is).
Aug
5
comment Can you be buried in a Jewish Cemetery if you have a tattoo?
@msh210. A tattoo artist?
Aug
5
comment Why did Efron have such an extreme change of heart?
@Yahu. Islam being, unlike Judaism, an evangelical religion out to win converts, they can't really claim to be descended from anyone. There are Muslims of all sorts of ethnicities. (However, they would claim that Mohammad and his immediate family were descended from Abraham.)
Aug
5
comment Why are angelic icons not prominent in Judaism?
I'm not actually aware of any other religions which hold that belief. Mainstream Christianity certainly doesn't. It does exist in popular culture, but I'm not sure where it came from.
Aug
4
comment How to tactfully circumvent opposite-gender handshake
But indoors? Who wears a hat indoors?
Jul
27
comment Tetragrammaton homophone
The Witnesses are perfectly aware that their pronunciation doesn't match the original. They don't care. And that pronunciation does not originate with the Witnesses. It's quite old. (I used to be a Witness, so I know these things.)
Jul
26
revised Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
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Jul
26
revised Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
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Jul
26
awarded  Commentator
Jul
26
awarded  Cleanup
Jul
26
comment What is the halachic source for objection to gay (civil) marriage?
@Shalom, Why should your bigotry be enshrined in law, merely because you claim a religious basis for it? Many members of the KKK had equally sincere religious beliefs.
Jul
26
revised Homosexuality is “worse than murder”?
rolled back to a previous revision