When I first created this blog, I posted an adopted framework for a comment policy that outlined appropriate, respectful, non-calling-faith-into-question participation. But as time went on and I did see people calling others’ faith into question and being jerkbags, I found myself wanting to leave their comments standing, to enshrine them as examples of why we need this space for discourse. So I deleted the page explaining the comment policy that I didn’t actually enforce.
It has recently come to my attention that it’d be a good idea to clarify what the comment policy or lack of policy is here, and it is this: say whatever you want, but:
1. Don’t assume that you can actually know the motivations or personal decisions of the author on whose post you are commenting.
2. Don’t assume that because no one else has said something in the comments, or because no one corrects your comment, that no one agrees with you or that everyone agrees with you.
3. If you hate what you read here, why are you here? If you love what you read here, we have far more robust discussions in our facebook group. You’re welcome to comment here, but if you enjoy this blog then you might enjoy that group as well.