Given the rather emotionally charged nature of religious discussions, I have set up comments so that I am required to manually approve each one, even if you’ve commented here before. As the blog owner, I reserve the right to approve, edit, or delete comments based on my assessment of their civility and relevancy. I understand that you may disagree with something I’ve written or some comment another person has made. I don’t mind disagreement and even a spirited debate, but remember, we are all created in the image of the Almighty, and we should keep that in mind, along with the idea that someday, we will be held accountable by Him for every word we have uttered or written. Please write your comments as if they are personally being reviewed by our Creator.
If someone is critical of you in a harsh tone of voice, try telling them the following: “I appreciate your strong feelings about the matter, but I would appreciate the comments more if they were expressed more pleasantly.”