It is not in my nature to be rude or discourteous to anyone. While I’ve made a commitment of my life to Jesus Christ, I want to be considerate of everyone, including those who disagree with me or who have not met Him and do not view Jesus as Savior and Lord. Even when I disagree sharply with their points of view.
When I started this blog, it was out of a desire to share discoveries I had made (and am making) in my own journey of faith. I spent too many years away from Christ to waste much time in verbal sparring or intellectual gymnastics. I made a deliberate determination at the outset that I would not be drawn into theological, political, philosophical, metaphysical or any other areas where people are likely to become combative and either offensive or defensive. If someone is looking for a place to debate, there are sites where that traffic is welcome. If someone simply wishes to pontificate, they can always start their own blog.
For that reason, I felt an additional word of clarification might be in order. A couple of days ago, for example, I received a letter from a gentleman who was evidently a follower of a religious leader from Korea. I did not feel his comments were relevant to anything we had discussed on the site. I also felt his comments bordered on proselytizing. I do not have any desire or intention, and certainly don’t have the space to air every opinion that is expressed . . . especially when it appears to be mistaken or irrelevant to our task.
Perhaps this would be a good time for me to state a policy as clearly as I can: I’ll reserve the right to determine what appears on the site. I’ll try to be as open minded and charitable as a gentleman can be. At the same time, if in my fallible judgment any comment is ugly, a personal attack on anyone, mean spirited, or simply crude, rude, irrelevant or pointless, it will not appear in print under the Scripturesudent.wordpress masthead.
I believe most intelligent, kind people will think this a reasonable policy.
Among my friends there are some very, very capable thinkers who deal with apologetics and related matters. They are very thorough and professional and courteous way with current events, and are open to discuss such issues far more competently than I. Neil Simpson is one of them. His blog site is chock full of information and you are welcome to visit and participate in discussions at http://4simpsons.wordpress.com/. Another who is extremely well-versed is Marie Notcheva She posts regularly at http://theo-geek.blogspot.com/