Blog Comment Policy

Well, it had to happen eventually so here is my policy on posting comments to this blog. Its not that many people are rude but enough come along who think this is their playground and their ball and insist on playing it their way. I hope this isn't restrictive in any way and that it helps us focus on issues

This blog addresses a variety of issues surrounding faith and life from an Evangelical Christian and biblical perspective. All comments are moderated before being posted. That said it is always encouraging when people post lively comments that challenge preconceptions, bring new insights and move the discussion along. To keep order and encourage discussion I would appreciate people keeping to the following rules:

Please, let’s be civilised and avoid personal attacks or inappropriate personal comments. Contributions can be robust and challenging but should be informative and constructive. Whatever our faith position most contributors at least consider themselves “Christian” and should behave accordingly. Remember, “Do as you would be done by.”

Sometimes in robust discussion offence is taken when none is offered. Let’s be grown up about this and not hide behind feigned expressions of hurt. George Orwell wrote, “Liberty is the right to tell others what they don’t want to hear.” There is no such thing as the right to not be offended.

Please try to stick to the subject under discussion in any given post. By all means introduce what might be appropriate and helpful related issues but keep these relevant. If you must follow a tangent somewhere not germane to the post why not suggest it as a separate discussion?

In discussion quotes are appropriate within reason but I don’t tolerate wholesale cut-and-paste jobs. It is just lazy to expect others to do your thinking for you. I solicit your views, not the views of your leaders, or those whose books/sermons/blogs/web sites you admire. Links to outside sites will be allowed though carefully monitored and short messages like, “nice blog”, accompanied by links designed to do no more than advertise another blog/website will not be posted. (Comments with Chinese characters NEVER get through)


I prefer contributors not remain anonymous, although I understand why some would prefer that and will not have a hard and fast rule about this. I like to know who I am talking to however and this doesn't seem unreasonable since anyone can know who I am and, anyway, what have you got to hide? This doesn't mean your comments will not be posted but they will be considered carefully.

1 comment:

Brad O'Donnell said...

Jesus, Yes; Church, No; Why? For good reasons... Church is dying because only 3% of young adults have a Christian world view because they don't believe in Satan and judgement for good reason...

It's mostly because "Roman" Christianity had nothing to do with the original Christianity of Jesus Christ.

Roman Christianity, the bible and its gosple religion was not the original Christianity of Jesus Christ. Original Christianity was Jewish Christianity... The Romans hated original Jewish Christianity, made it illegal and executed every Jewish Christian they could find.

According to the Jewish Encyclopedia, "early Christianity regarded itself as part of Judaism. It had its center in Jerusalem; its first fifteen bishops, observed the (Jewish) Law and held friendly discourse with the leaders of the synagogue. Pauline Christianity greatly aided in the Romanizing of the Church. Emperor Constantine completed what Paul had begun—a world hostile to the faith in which Jesus had lived and died.”

In the 4th century, the Romans needed a single faith merged between their paganism and Christian belief to calm the religious infighting in the collapsing empire. They created that blended religion at Nicaea, and called it "Christianity." At the Council in 325, they argued, debated, mutated, and selected the trinity, virgin birth, son of god theology, Dec. 25th from the pagan sun god's birthday and Easter (Eostre, pagan goddess of fertility, eggs/bunnies)... All this dogma was pagan Mithraism and transplanted into Constantine's altered Christianity. There was no justification, judgment, Satan or hell in original Christianity... His was simply a religion of a god of love and forgiveness, and compassion for those who were less fortunate. The Romans replaced Jesus' religion with “Roman” Christianity which was reconstituted from the Mithraic pagan religion of Roman religious tradition.

Thomas Jefferson said, “the church perverted the purest religion ever preached (Jewish Christianity), terrifying the masses for the purpose of gaining wealth and control.” And further that, "Paul was the first corrupter of the doctrines of Jesus."

Be a Christian...Great! But be intelligent..."Roman" Christianity had nothing to do with Jesus Christ.

“When Constantine became Emperor of Rome, he nominally became a Christian, but being a sagacious politician, he sought to blend Pagan practices with ‘Christian’ beliefs, to merge Paganism with the Roman Church. Roman Christianity was the last great creation of the ancient Pagan world.” (www.hope-of-israel.org/cmas1.htm)
see more... www.wheretonowstpaul.com/brad/

Be a Christian...Great! But be intelligent..."Roman" Christianity had nothing to do with the religion of Jesus Christ.

Roman Christianity, the bible and the gosple religion was not the original Christianity of Jesus Christ. Original Christianity was Jewish Christianity... The Romans hated original Jewish Christianity, made it illegal and executed every Jewish Christian they could find.

www.wheretonowstpaul.com/brad/