Anyone who does not believe they can abide within the boundaries of etiquette and civility described in these two posts should probably consider not adding me to their circles. I welcome differing opinions and discussion within those boundaries (and I understand that we all sometimes stray from them!) but I try to keep my account a generally pleasant environment for all who visit with kind intentions.
I appreciate comments that are logical and civil. Uncivil and/or obscene comments are usually deleted and their sources often blocked (unless the source is an established friend). Still, those who differ with me or others need not be timid in saying so if they focus on the substance of matters discussed without name-calling, ridicule, or personal attacks on others in the thread.
I have learned from experience that protracted debate (or whatever name one wants to call it) beyond two or three rounds usually leads to incivility and it is therefore generally not practiced any longer in my threads. On rare occasions I have disabled further comments.Those who are seeking for any kind of protracted disputation should look for it elsewhere.
Please do not simply pontificate in an arrogant or belligerent manner about disputable matters without providing any reasons for your views. Please do not try to characterize a view that differs from yours if you have not done any primary source research in and reading of that view as it is explained by its most articulate advocates. Also, please do not pretend to have a level of education your comments reveal you do not have.
My health problems may sometimes delay my ability to respond to your comments and I appreciate your patience with me when this is the case. Otherwise, I look forward to your input and to becoming friends.
"To sum up, all of you be harmonious, sympathetic, brotherly, kindhearted, and humble in spirit." 1 Peter 3:8 NASB