This is my virtual office. I take my divine calling seriously. Comments are welcome, but they have to fit the purpose of the blog.
I don’t take myself that seriously, so poking fun is fine, but it can get tiresome if that’s all you have to talk about. My friends and regulars get away with a lot more, of course.
I don’t debate. My mission here is to declare my best understanding of what God says about things. It’s derived from my understanding of the Bible (Protestant Canon). I do my best to read the Bible through the eyes of the people who wrote it. Most of them were Hebrews, and this creates a huge intellectual gulf for us Westerners to cross. I can’t emphasize enough how critical this is; the question of epistemology must be settled first. I take the position Western logical analysis, use of language, etc. (Hellenism, Aristotelian epistemology) and what most modern Westerners consider common reasoning is foreign to Scripture. So I’ll be glad to explain what I mean, and you can compare notes by offering a counter opinion, but don’t expect me to defend anything. That’s God’s department, not mine.
I won’t lecture you on Netiquette. Exceptional rudeness and vitriol can accompany a meaningful statement, even foul language, but there needs to be some substance, or it’s off topic. In case you don’t know it, arrogance weakens any argument. If all you really want to do is argue with my claim to be a messenger for God, do so on your own blog. I’ll be glad to give you all the accurate information about me so the world will know exactly whom you are castigating. If you simply enjoy slandering people, you can do that without my help.
In the end, though, I can only go by my own best discernment of the worthiness of your comments. I do not hesitate to exercise the authority to delete your posts. So far I’ve not seen the need to edit anyone’s comments. I won’t change the wording and pervert your words, and I would appreciate you doing the same with mine. If you appear to misread my words on purpose, you’ll be banned from posting. I do know how to keep track of IP addresses, too, so coming back and using a different nickname won’t work.
Thank you for taking the time to visit, and may God bless your life.