I appreciate the fact that when discussing religion, dialogue is both inevitable, and needed. It is so easy to get caught up in the way we “know” and not see things from a different perspective. That being said, I encourage your commenting, and I hope to have much dialogue with you all throughout this process. However, I also want us to maintain civility here. So, the following is some etiquette to keep in mind when commenting:
- Any form of proselytizing will result in immediate removal from the site. Dialogue does not include you pushing a message of salvation on myself, or my fellow readers. If you want to proselytize I encourage you to create your own WordPress account and have at it.
- While colorful language is OK, I would prefer that you refrain from directing it at an individual in a derogatory way. We are all entitled to our “opinions”, but we are not all entitled to demeaning someone else simply because we disagree with them.
- When attaching links, I would like for you to verify the sources before you attach them. Any spam links, or verified “fake news” (I’m sure you Trump supporters will like that one) will be deleted.
- While I comment most often on the Christian religion (being that is what I was brought up in), I do not want there to be any sort of bashing of the people who follow any religion. Would you feel bad for someone who had been manipulated into a cult? We need to hope that they will realize the error of their ways, but condemning them for believing something will be met with harsh criticism. I do want to make it clear that comments made in jest (I love ironies, and I will allow) are perfectly OK. I am specifically talking about intentionally rude, inconsiderate comments that will not be allowed.
That is all I can think of for now, and we are still in the early stages of this blog, so I am sure that they will expand. Thank you so much for being a part of the group, and I look forward to reading all of your comments.