Housekeeping


I’ve had an interlocuter almost since the inception of my blog here, he first arrived on the seen as Puritan — I told him to stop commenting, because of his vitriol, so he came back as “C.” He wouldn’t leave the blog alone, dunce2which is why I finally switched over to ‘wordpress’ from ‘blogger’ — because ‘wordpress’ has black-listing or blocking functionality. I let “C” comment here for a bit, but he continued his same uninformed, hateful, explosive spittings. So I blocked him, by his IP, apparently he received a new IP or he is using someone else’s IP (true spam) — the point, he got through my phalanx, he said:

Give it up. You’re a wet little boy. Petulant when confronted. Prickly as a little fag. You don’t get understanding of biblical doctrine from seminaries or from books. You get it from the Bible and from discernment that can only come from the Holy Spirit. You’re a typical Arminian who hates God and demands God act as you see fit. You demand God act in a way you determine is good and just. You’re a wet boy. With a blog. Grow up.

All I can take away from this, is that “C” doesn’t like little boys, thinks my annoyance of him is strange, thinks homosexuals are prickly, is an irrationalist, is as pietistic as Schleiermacher (but not as smart), thinks Arminians aren’t proximate to Calvinists, thinks that good and just come before God, doesn’t like boys who swim and then blog, and thinks that *Grow* is a verb — but in my case it’s a noun.

Calvin had Westphal, I have “C” (of course recognizing the qualitative asymmetry embedded in that parallel). Oh “C,” you’re still banned . . . I guess if you can find another IP, you’ll make it through once more . . . if anyone lives in the Sacremento area, and know a guy who goes by “C” or “Puritan” and his email address is c@att.net or uses the IP addresses: 75.30.69.89 or 75.57.248.200 and you like TFT or disagree with Federal Theology, watch out, he might come at you in the “Christian” ways he has at me . . .

Hey, y’all, I’m still here, I have been very busy lately. I have plenty to post on, but just haven’t had the chance to throw it down the last couple of days. On that note, is there anything you all would like me to hit on in particular? Any questions about ‘Evangelical Calvinism’ that you want clarified or addressed? I’ll do my best to respond, remember I still have time constraints, so depending on the response here, I might not be able to get to everything . . . but maybe I will. Let me know . . .

Alright, lets try this again. This should be better, I am now able to block spammers, or folks who want to hijack the comment threads. I hope the discussion continues, sorry for the inconvience . . . I know clicking one extra time (to get here the first time) was difficult 😉 .

Prepare your ‘favorites’ for an update. I am unfortunately being spammed by a certain commenter who has been banned from the blog (I’ve had to delete at least 4 comments made within the last hour or so). I have re-enabled comment moderation, until probably tomorrow, when I can transfer this blog to ‘WordPress’ (comments and all) where I can control, and in fact block certain unwanted commenters. Thank you for your patience.

Okay, I don’t like comment moderation. I’m turning that off, it’s too cumbersome, and requires more time than I want to commit to it. I will be providing some commenting standards, probably later today; just be nice and constructive with your commenting. This isn’t a debate blog, per se; that’s not to say we can’t debate, but I want it to be Christian, and friendly. This blog is about presenting ideas, so if you want to disagree with its ideas, then counter them with other ideas; and this is the point, deal with what is being said (don’t engage in caricature or any other kind of fallacies). More explanation to come on this . . . comments are free flowing, again; let them flow . . .

Unfortunately, to maintain a blog that is going to keep the tone that I’m seeking, I am going to have to enable “comment moderation.” This certainly slows the process of discussion down, but I think in this instance it is the right decision. I will check my blog as frequently as possible, and will either approve or disapprove comments that have been left. My desire is to approve all the comments, and unless I sense something rogue going on, I will approve all comments. If you are not approved, consider your comment “rogue,” and either rephrase your comment in non-rogue ways, or take a hike 🙂 (seriously).