O’ unbelieving friend, here are a few more questions answered, hopefully, to your satisfaction.
Today’s three questions come from down-under, from everyone’s favorite atheist, BathTub.
Atheist Q: Why are people who believe that lying is a sin worthy of eternal punishment so transparently dishonest so often?
My Answer: I’m not entirely sure what you mean by this since you have cited no specific examples. Sorry.
Atheist Q: Do you feel your hilariously draconian censorship reflects well on you? Please refer to question 1 before you falsely describe the posts you’ve deleted.
My answer: I’m sure you must be referring to the times when I do not allow an atheist’s comment through. The reason I will do this on occasion is because certain articles are sacred to me.
For example: I may post a pro-life piece promoting the stunning documentary movie “180” to help people think about the egregious and murderous practice of abortion—to spur others on to get involved to save the lives of babies. I will not allow, at those times, pro-death, or what I would laughingly refer to as “pro-choice” arguments because you can read or hear about those all over the mainstream media. Also, I think it is in abominable taste and the height of inhumanity to promote a position that kills the innocent unborn no matter how pragmatic the argument may seem. Those types of comments I will “censor.”
By the way, I don’t censor anyone; I just don’t allow some comments through. (You have to admit I allow about 99% of them.) The fact that I “censor” anyone shouldn’t really bother an atheist if they are consistent with their philosophy. Since there is no absolute standard, no absolute truth, then it should be fine for me to “censor” you at whim!
I also don’t allow the really negative comments through either. Unfortunately, since most of the really nasty, negative comments come from atheists, it seems that there is a disproportionate amount of “censorship” leveled at them.
Atheist Q: Do you feel the derogatory sock puppetry you allow here reflects well on the transformative power of the love of Jesus in the lives of Christians?
Sock puppet as defined by the Urban Dictionary: An account made on an internet message board, by a person who already has an account, for the purpose of posting more-or-less anonymously.
It would be my preference that commenters on this blog use their real name, like I do. Second best would be sticking to one pseudonym.
I don’t like the derogatory comments made by “Christian sock puppets,” but since I rarely “censor” people, I allow them through. Sometime I don’t though.
No, it reflects poorly on the transformative power of the love of Jesus when one write derogatorily. I’d much prefer that those who call themselves Christians would allow their writing to “be full of grace, seasoned with salt” so that they may win the admiration of the unbelievers here.
1 Peter 2:9 says this about believers: But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
I’d love all the Christians to write in this way. They can be humorous, satirical, even snarky, but they should do it in a nice way.
Also, Peter writes this to Christians: For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. (1 Peter 2:25)