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06 August 2006

A Hold on Discussions

I am going to keep the comments closed for another day or two on the previous posts. There are one or two posts I need to make first before I am ready to start discussing the differences between Protestant and Catholic beliefs again and I am not sure when I will have time to get those posts written up.

In the meantime, I would encourage everyone to read a post Ellen made about Blogging With Gentleness and Respect. I thought it was a fabulous post and rules that I would certainly like to follow on this blog.

Comments are open here but no debating or discussion about the previous topics allowed. If you just want to say Hey, compliment Ellen’s post, or just say something in general that is fine. Anything that tries to start up the discussion again will be deleted.

15 comments:

KnightofChrist said...

Carrie,

I pray you are well, God bless you and Ellen. I am ready to contiue when ever you are. =)

Your Brother in The Most High Jesus Christ,
KoC

michele said...

Bummer! I finally had some time to look at the discussion again and now I can't comment. Oh well, I guess if I really wanted to I could say something provocative on my own blog (but don't expect it).

michele said...

BTW, did you notice your TTLB ranking. Woohoo!

Carrie said...

Michele - please come back later. Your educated viewpoint would be very valuable.

Ellen mentioned TTLB so I checked mine. Quite a jump! Thanks for emailing TTLB.

Tony said...

Lots of good points, Ellen.

You forgot:

o Don't take your opponents comments out of context to indict him.

o Don't indict a whole group based on one member you happen to know.

o When you comment on the doctrine of a specific group, make sure to back it up with official links from the teaching authority of that group.

o When you use scripture to make your point, make sure your opponent is using the same book or one like it.

Ellen said...

Thank you, Tony! I'll take that under advisement.

Carrie said...

Sorry Ellen, didn't mean to steal comments from your site!

Tony, Tony. I sense a little naughtiness on your part. Be good.

Ellen said...

That's ok!

(Hat tip to Tony) - I'll add tonight that I primarily use the ESV translation - and I'll put a search box for the ESV in the side bar (unless it messes up the template) That way everybody will be on the same page (so to speak).

That is an excellent idea. (my last comment posted twice, hopefully this one only once)

Tony said...

Tony, Tony. I sense a little naughtiness on your part. Be good.

Me?!?!?!? I'm the soul of restraint. :)

Ellen said...

I added a form to both my side bar and the "rules" page that will search for ESV passages - from there, folks can cut and paste and we'll all be "using the same book"

;-)

Ellen said...

Oh - I'm not sure the sidebar one shows up in IE. Sorry...

Carrie said...

Somehow how I don't think that is what Tony meant.

michele said...

I have a suggestion, why not use the Greek and Hebrew Bibles?

Carrie said...

I don't think translation is the issue as much as the inclusion of the apocrypha.

Ellen said...

Carrie, I know that's not what he meant, but I am determined to follow your desires...

;-)

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