19 Jul 2018
People ask, “What kind of a loving God could be filled with wrath.?”
But any loving person is often filled with wrath.
— Timothy Keller
As you might have already guessed, this is about the recent ruckus about President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s comments on “a loving God” and “hell”.
05 Jul 2018
Last January, Uncle Bob wrote a blog post where points out some inconsistencies in a blog post by GeePaw Hill (who, I later learned, is a friend of his and a former employee).
03 Jul 2018
I think that is like saying, “If we don’t have a perfect creation, then we don’t have a perfect God”.
But I’m getting ahead of myself.
That statement in the title… I said that to myself about 12 years ago.
You see, I was raised up in an environment where people believe that the word of God is perfect. And by the “word of God” we mean the Bible, both the Old and New Testatments.
“The law of the LORD is perfect…” — from the Psalms
And if you are familiar with the Bible, you might also know that there are lots of Bibles in the world. I mean, there are lots of different versions of the Bible — lots of translations. In English for example, there are these: KJV, RSV, ESV, NASB, NIV, NLT, ERV, BBE, CEV, TLB, etc.
24 May 2018
I remember saying that to myself many years ago. And what I meant by that is “the Christian life is impossible to live”. The standard is too high. I can’t live it.
And I think I was right!
09 May 2018
“I’m a very lazy programmer. One of my forms of laziness is that I never remember things about the code I write. Indeed, I deliberately try not to remember anything I can look up, because I’m afraid my brain will get full. I make a point of trying to put everything I should remember into the code so I don’t have to remember it.”
— Martin Fowler (from his Refactoring book, p. 56)
Another form of laziness that we, programmers, have is to not rewrite anything that is already written by other programmers.