The posts here are in good faith, and I respectfully ask that those who wish to comment do so in good faith. We all have different views, and we should respect that, if I post something that you feel provokes you, that’s fine, tell me, and tell me why you disagree, that’s how discussions are started.
“If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.”
So, if you have something to say, try to say it politely, without swearing, or attacking the other person.
I generally try to keep my posts between five and seven hundred words, but sometimes I stray, especially on current affairs, where I don’t want to split the post into two parts. It is reasonable for me to expect that comments aren’t longer than the posts. Sometimes you may feel that an in depth analysis of what I’ve said will need to go over that, that’s ok, but please don’t go off on a tangent about something unrelated. This brings me to my final request.
Please stick to topic. As a Young Earth Creationist, I understand that my beliefs about evolution or the history of early mankind upset people, but to go on about the crusades and inquisition are unlikely to make you sound like you can actually support your beliefs. Ad hominum attacks don’t make for reasonable discussion, neither do straw man arguments.
I do not plan to stop people from posting, unless there is obvious spam, but I do ask that you follow the guidelines given here if you wish to comment. Commenting is appreciated, and encouraged, and although I may not always reply, your comments are read and taken seriously, and may even lead to follow up posts.
Go in to win, but above all, go after the truth.