The “comment policy” is pretty straight forward. No fancy talk, five-dollar-words or small print here.
If I didn’t want comments (from either side of the isle) I would turn the comment option off for the posts. So just because you disagree with me doesn’t mean I won’t approve your comments (and I will not “spam” you because I know how that feels). Basically, I value comments and feedback, but it’s not the real reason for the blog. So if and when you decide to comment, and if you want the conversation to keep going, please remember to keep these guidelines in mind :
- whether you agree or disagree with me, debate without being crude – rude can be misunderstood (it happens easily in blog dialogues), but crude words are a little more obvious and a lot less tolerated
- no profanity and no personal insults (i.e. petty name calling)
- stick with the topic at hand as best as possible
- try not to make more than a couple of comments before I get a chance to reply…this is just for the sake of keeping up with the comments in the thread
- if the conversation is about a point that the scriptures make, please don’t start the whole “Paul wasn’t inspired” because you don’t like what he wrote type of stuff. You lose credibility as a “Christian” much less as any other kind of apologist if you say things like you can take the gospels for the gospel but not Paul’s letters (2 Peter 3:14-16)
- if the conversation is about a point that the scriptures are undeniably clear on, keep the bullet-point above in mind
Some examples of comments that I’m not going to approve or engage with would be:
- One person, after reading this post, said, “no one is free from sin.” This comment would be an example of bullet-point #6 in the above list.
- After reading this post, one “polite” individual said, “but if your sect is true, then shouldn’t Matthias have simply founded his own community and call it the CofC? But of course, he was Catholic, and he was installed by the college of Bishops, and his installment begins the pattern of authoritative apostolic succession. You gonna’ delete this comment, brave Eugene?” This comment would be an excellent example of bulletin-point #’s 1, 2, and 3.
After reading the couple of examples above, I hope you can understand why I have a comment policy.
That’s about all I can think of for now. If I think of something else, or someone else causes me to think of something, I’ll add it to the list.
Thanks for reading, and thanks ahead of time for commenting within the guidelines.