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On to the comment policy:
Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. (Colossians 4:6)
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. (Ephesians 4:29)
Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. (James 1:19)
Comments are welcome on this blog (whether you agree with a post or not), but moderated. In general, virtually all comments will be allowed, but there are exceptions. How can you get a comment deleted?
- Disrespect towards the Lord. This would include profanity, dishonouring the Bible, heresy, etc. — any form of “corrupt communication”. Those who are not believers are welcome to comment, but they must recognise that this blog is for Christians.
- Disrespect towards others. Our speech is to be with grace. This does not mean we cannot disagree with others, but it does mean we will do so in a way that is respectful.
- Being slow to hear and swift to speak. This can include wildly off-topic comments. In addition, if your comment reveals that you have neglected to hear the things to which you are responding, it may be rejected. Most people are willing to discuss a matter with someone who disagrees or does not understand what they are saying. Few want to take the time to argue with someone who isn’t even listening to what they say, or trying to understand their point.
- Pushing an agenda contrary to the purpose of this blog. The purpose of the blog is found here. The purpose is not to smoke out every heretic, name and shame everyone who makes a mistake, or get caught up in obscure questions which have no practical impact on the life of a believer (to name a few of the agendas which seem to multiply on the Internet).
- Other things I haven’t thought of yet, but I’ll know them when I see them. 🙂
Unfortunately, someone has to be the final arbiter of whether a comment is appropriate and valuable, and if you want to comment here, you are stuck with me as that arbiter. If you don’t like my decisions, you can start your own blog, but then you have to be the arbiter.