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New page: My life for Jesus Christ began at age 7 when I accepted His life, death and resurrection as a God sent miracle willingly. Starting in my twenties I began to deeply contemplate...
My life for [[Jesus Christ]] began at age 7 when I accepted His life, death and resurrection as a [[God]] sent [[miracle]] willingly.

Starting in my twenties I began to deeply contemplate and truly investigate my faith after straying significantly in my life as I still do today at times. I began by reading the Bible again but as a historical document and ancient biography, investigating popular arguments for and against a range of Christian truth claims. Comparing [[Christian theology]] and [[conservative]] [[politics]] against the backdrop of the most substantial [[secular]] [[Liberal#Progressive_Liberal|progressive]] criticisms using academic rigor and scholarship. This involved my own analytical research into the definitions, formations, scientific nature and historicity of the means as well as the ends that each side, including my own, assumes, presents and defends. During this long process of intellectual pursuit of which I am always formulating, I joined many dogmatic online progressive, [[atheist]] and Darwinian message boards under the names of "sub_zer0", "subzero" or "Subby". I would encounter not only direct opposition, but contradictory [[worldviews]], not looking for a meaningless rhetorical battle but a debate defending my views rationally against the [[logic]] they use to form their own. At times there was very insulting attitudes, intellectual dishonesty that was often willful and usually coupled with an overall lack of awareness in the relevant scholarship and methods dealing with the topics at hand, and still others had their own personal reasons all together.

As I continue to engage in casual discussion and earnest debate with family, friends and online forum members my worldview becomes ever-more focused. I am a political [[conservative]] that holds an [[Intelligent Design]] inference on the origin of the [[universe]] and conditions for [[life]]. Being best explained by an intelligent causal agent rather than the result of spontaneous and unguided [[Naturalism|naturalistic]] mechanisms. I have an open-mind on the [[age of the universe]] and [[age of the earth]] maintaining a consistent [[exegesis]] of Genesis 1 as a six-day creation and design week.

==Education==

* 2002 high-school graduate

* Two 2-year Associates degrees in Computer Science

* Intense student of [[History]], [[Science]], [[Religion]], [[Philosophy]] and [[Politics]] from all perspectives

==Favorite Web Sites==
* [http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/ PubMed Central Homepage] PubMed Central (PMC) is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.
* [http://www.doaj.org/doaj?func=subject Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)] The aim of the Directory of Open Access Journals is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact.
* [http://www.plosone.org/home.action PLoS ONE] Accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed science.
* [http://www.garyhabermas.com/ Dr. Gary R. Habermas] Online Research for the Resurrection of Jesus Christ
* [http://www.hoover.org/multimedia/uncommon-knowledge Uncommon Knowledge] is now an exclusive on the web, giving viewers immediate access to some of the videos and all of the transcripts from the Uncommon Knowledge television series (1997–2005) as well as the current webcasts (2006–present). The series features Hoover fellow Peter Robinson interviewing political leaders, distinguished scholars, and leading journalists.
* [http://www.ccel.org/ Christian Classics Ethereal Library] The Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) seeks to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media.
* [http://www.tektonics.org/ Tekton Apologetics Ministries] Tekton Apologetics Ministries is committed to providing scholarly answers to serious questions which are often posed on major and minor elements of the Christian faith.
* [http://amzn.com/w/RRE9YJVWRRFS Amazon.com Wish List]
* [http://books.google.com/books?uid=3799111658251325885&source=gbs_lp_bookshelf_list My Google Books Bookshelf] Google Books is a service from Google that searches the full text of books that Google has scanned, converted to text using optical character recognition, and stored in its digital database.[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Books]

===Political===
* [http://www.usf-iraq.com/ United States Forces - Iraq] Operation New Dawn. The online presence of America's military presence in Iraq.
* [http://newsbusters.org/ Newsbusters] Welcome to NewsBusters, a project of the [http://www.mediaresearch.org/ Media Research Center] (MRC), the leader in documenting, exposing and neutralizing liberal media bias.
* [http://www.longwarjournal.org/ The Long War Journal] The Long War Journal is dedicated to providing original and accurate reporting and analysis of the Long War (also known as the Global War on Terror). This is accomplished through its programs of embedded reporters, news and news aggregation, maps, podcasts, and other multimedia formats.
* [http://www.weeklystandard.com/ The Weekly Standard]
* [http://www.nationalreview.com/ The National Review]
* [http://www.nypost.com/ The New York Post]

==Favorite Quotes==
{{cquote|''Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"'' - The New Colossus. Emma Lazarus, 1883[http://www.statueliberty.net/statue-of-liberty-poem.html]|}}
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