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Moderation: A question of censorship

A post to the forum “Religious Discussion”, from a poster named “Dirty Dog” was made:

a) “Do you believe god is against gay sexual anal intercourse?” [1]

A moderator later posted:

b) “This is not an acceptable formula for opening discussion.”

The moderator then removed the post that contained the content. At this point, should I say: “Stop the moderator harassment?”

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The problem here is that the "Religious Discussion" moderator censorship was not made against the post topic a), but against another totally separate post, here is the text of the actual post that was censored:

c) “to receive instruction in wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice and equity;”

That’s right!  Post a) was not removed by the moderator for being unacceptable, but post c) was;

Take a look again that the implications.  The moderator of a forum called “Religious Discussion” allowed this post

a) “Do you believe god is against gay sexual anal intercourse?”

but censored and removed this post:

c) “to receive instruction is wise dealing,
in righteousness, justice and equity”

See for yourself the original graphic that was removed.

[1] https://plus.google.com/116935988449135217185/posts/PzuY7on6wka
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Post C seems to be an incomplete sentence. 
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A Breathing Earth

"Here’s a view looking at one year of seasonal transformations on Earth. Made possible by the tremendous folks of the NASA Visible Earth team, I downloaded the twelve cloud-free satellite imagery mosaics of Earth ("Blue Marble Next Generation") at each month of the year.  I wrapped them into some fun projections then stitched them together into a couple animated gifs…"

See the others by John Nelson at idvsolutions: http://goo.gl/puwDr5
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Right on Brock...Thanx 4 the add back
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No, Tim doesn't like me very much. I haven't hung out with him in quite a while after he attacked me with personal insults. Atheists hate being called what they are, religionists. TTYL. 
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M. Horton: Pilgrim Theology, Applying Four Coordinates to Key Doctrines

from: http://www.koinoniablog.net/2013/02/michael-hortons-pilgrim-theology-infographic-part1.html
and: http://zondervan.typepad.com/pilgrimtheology_infographic_pt1.pdf

I found an interesting (and I hope useful) chart that I wanted to share with friends on the forum.  In the context of a reformed systematic theology, Dr. Horton uses four different "coordinates" in a chart of summary statements to briefly explain the interaction and interplay of many dynamics and topics associated with biblical principles:

* The "Drama" coordinate identifies the nature of the tension portrayed in the bible around God's redemptive work;
* The "Doctrine" coordinate references the "master-key" principle that is show-cased as God's resolution for the tension revealed in the "Drama";  
* The "Doxology" coordinate is the cathartic principles of praise and worship for God's people that represents a normative religious "response" on the part of humankind for what God has done, 
* While "Discipleship" summarizes a core application for the doctrines in the life of the contemporary believer

Another way to look at these four D's might be illustrated by choosing a specific row and contemplating the statements in it; for example, here is my brief commentary contemplating the row of statements labeled "The Work of Christ: Substitution":

Drama: "As our covenantal head, Christ fulfilled all righteousness in our place and bore God's wrath in our place on the cross" … scripture teaches that Christianity is not just 12 step personal improvement program, nor a program of self-help to unlock an untapped hidden human potential, but is instead the right, just and equitable resolution to the tension between God's desire to love sinners and God's desire to administer Creation with justice;  scripture shows through the examples of people who came before us (patriarchs,  examples from the ancient nation of Israel, examples from the 1st century Roman world) that humankind has an objectively evil and wicked bias and disposition and that divine justice rightly demands that sinners pay an eternal penalty for such sin;  yet, in love, God provides a judicially legitimate means for avoiding that penalty and restoring his original intent: fellowship, communion and eternal life.

Doctrine: "The active obedience of Christ (in his life) and passive obedience (on the cross) form the ground of our salvation" … Jesus Christ, with his substitutionary death on the cross, provides the right, just and equitable satisfaction for the fundamental tension between God's love for the sinner, and God's just administration of Creation.  This knowledge of this substitutionary mechanism is introduced indirectly through the ceremonial laws and cultural obligations given to the OT patriarchs and nation of Israel, directly through the testimony of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus in the gospels,  and explained in the epistles of the apostles.

Doxology:  "We praise God for all his works, but even these works of God assume a lively color when Christ's redeeming work is the centerpiece of our worship" … As believers contemplate, meditate and reflect upon the resolution to the tension of the judicial penalty of sin, a catharsis of praise, worship and adoration for the loveliness of Christ ought to be the religious response that humankind has to the revelation of the knowledge in our hearts, minds and lives.  Responses of disbelief, rejection and disapproval do not have a normative quality, and should/ought to be seen, judged and reproved for the shameful, inadequate responses that they are.

Discipleship:  "When forgiveness and reconciliation with God are the basis, rather than the goal of our lives, we are free to live as secure heirs rather than as slaves.  Further, we are free to forgive others rather than record their offenses" … The famous quote "To err is human, to forgive divine" may be laudable and true, but it is only the mechanism of the substitutionary atonement of Christ that supplies the basis with which such a quote can be equitably and judicially established.  Life as a believer is different, it saves us from the need to find a covering for our own shame and guilt before God, and from vainly seeking sanctuary from that shame and judicial guilt; but our new life is instead about praise, worship and adoration to God for the forgiveness he has freely and graciously supplied; as well as a lively, vibrant and vivifying concern for others and an eye towards gospel mercy and compassion for them, remembering that we in our sins were no better, but that we still received the gift of sovereign grace, eternal peace, gospel life and glory!

I like the series of statements for use as a high level representative statement and starting point for interacting with believers and non-believers alike;  each summary succinctly provides an opening for deeper discussions that focus on more individual specifics, and relating those particular statements to Christianity as a whole ...

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Have you ever been accused of re-defining terms during a debate?  Well, as often as I have been so (falsely) accused, I decided to actually try it for once to see what it is like;  here is my reflections on the process and the creation of a shiny, spiffy new religious debate term that I hope will sweep the nation:

http://godlygrace.wordpress.com/2013/06/05/on-the-re-defining-of-words/
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Low in the grave he lay, Jesus my Savior,
waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Vainly they watch his bed, Jesus my Savior,
vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Death cannot keep its prey, Jesus my Savior;
he tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!

Up from the grave he arose;
with a mighty triumph o'er his foes;
he arose a victor from the dark domain,
and he lives forever, with his saints to reign.
He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!

Up from the grave He arose
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Jesus lives within all those who believe an repent. Amen!!
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Let everything that has breath, praise the Lord!
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