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A Quick Note on Replies

For some reason Blogger’s Spam filters (which cannot, as far as I’m aware, be switched off) have been catching a few messages in the last couple of days. As I’m not as online as usual (thanks, Virgin Media!) I’ve not had chance until now to see what’s going on.

As you can see from the screen shot above (click to enlarge), despite the increasingly annoyed claims of some commenters, there have been NO deletions of posts. In fact the ONLY post I’ve ever deleted was an anonymous attack on someone unrelated to the blog. I don’t want to be the kind of person that deletes posts, or even moderates them, so if your post doesn’t show immediately, please wait….it’s probably been caught in the spam filters.

If you now see a lot of comments repeated, this’ll be why, as I’m about to unspam all of them.

I look forward to the apology from those who’ve accused me of deleting posts… and I don’t think anyone needs hermeneutics to understand THAT message.

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15 thoughts on “A Quick Note on Replies

  1. I also look forward to the apology of those who have accused you of deleting posts. First I'd like to see you quote them. Let's see the list please.

  2. What?? Really?? You don't remember the comments you've made??"Ok, that's the second time I've posted a reply to Alex and I've seen it on this page, yet later when I've returned the reply is missing. Alex, just so I'm clear on this, are you deleting any of my posts?""Fortigurn said… I just took a screen capture of that post of mine, to prove it was on the blog, so let's see what happens to it now. 15 April 2011 08:24 Fortigurn said… Ok, it's gone. How surprising. 15 April 2011 08:25 ""Well, well, I replied to you and my post has disappeared again."From my experience of you so far on here, I'll not be surprised if you tell me that none of those posts indicate that you believed I was deleting your posts.

  3.      Hmmm… looks like I owe Dan an apology.

  4. //From my experience of you so far on here, I'll not be surprised if you tell me that none of those posts indicate that you believed I was deleting your posts.//Of course they don't. And what's even more important is that you failed to quote a single comment I made *accusing* you of deleting posts.When I write 'Alex, just so I'm clear on this, are you deleting any of my posts?', that's a question. It's nothing like an accusation. All you had to say was 'No I'm not, it must be something else'.

  5. Comments such as Fortigurn said… I just took a screen capture of that post of mine, to prove it was on the blog, so let's see what happens to it now. 15 April 2011 08:24 Fortigurn said… Ok, it's gone. How surprising. 15 April 2011 08:25 …do give the impression that you were making an accusation of deletion, especially the 'Ok, it's gone. How surprising'

  6. //…do give the impression that you were making an accusation of deletion, especially the 'Ok, it's gone. How surprising'//If I had wanted to make an accusation I would have done so. I would certainly *not* have had the good faith to ask you directly if my posts were being deleted or not. The very fact that I had the courtesy to ask derails your own argument.

  7. Fort, do you still beat your wife? You don't see how a question can be used as an accusation? Just so we are clear on this, do you still beat your wife?

  8. Corky, my brief time with Fortigurn has led me to believe that the fellow would pick an argument with his own shadow if he thought he could outwit it. He comes across very much as a man in love with his own opinions, and my googling of his various encounters with others on the web has done nothing to diminish this opinion.

  9. Alex, it's trivially easy to indulge in ad hominem remarks:"He comes across very much as a man in love with his own opinions, and my googling of his various encounters with others on the web has done nothing to diminish this opinion."rather than address the substance of any argument made. What's telling is that every substantive point made by Fortigurn and Len have been ignored by you. Furthermore (as seen in the hermeneutics thread) you've demonstrated a penchant for changing the subject rather than address the questions posed.Once again, Alex. Christianity and fundamentalism are not synonymous. If you want to demonstrate that you actually know what you're talking about, addressing the substance of the points Fortigurn has made rather than resorting to tiresome ad hominems would go a long way.

  10. //You don't see how a question can be used as an accusation?//Of course I can. But not when it's phrased as a deliberate request for a clarification. I specifically asked Alex 'Alex, just so I'm clear on this, are you deleting any of my posts?'. Your analogy is false and intellectually dishonest.Ken, both Alex and Corkey *need to believe* that Fundamentalism is the only legitimate form of Biblical interpretation, because the alternative is to accept critical scholarship. Critical scholarship is deeply harmful to their personal views, so they are unable accept it. Their only refuge is Fundamentalism. You can't get them to change this, it's too dangerous to their mindset.

  11. "Critical scholarship" is just like arguing the exact shade of the white the horse Mohammed flew to heaven on. Or like arguing about "Lord of the Ring" fan-fiction.

  12. "because the alternative is to accept critical scholarship. Critical scholarship is deeply harmful to their personal views, so they are unable accept it. "Horse shit.Critical scholarship of a fairy tale doesn't make it suddenly come true. You believe a lie.

  13. //"Critical scholarship" is just like arguing the exact shade of the white the horse Mohammed flew to heaven on. Or like arguing about "Lord of the Ring" fan-fiction.//No it isn't. Critical scholarship is about the application of standard secular methods of investigation to a text from which we are geographically, historically, socio-culturally, and chronologically isolated. It has nothing to do with proving the text true, it has to do with understanding what the text actually says. Once this has been determined, other methods of critical investigation can be used to determine the extent to which the truth claims in the text are verifiable or falsifiable, or neither.Alex://Critical scholarship of a fairy tale doesn't make it suddenly come true.//I agree. No one is arguing any such thing.

  14. Fortigurn, I'm not going to continue replying to you if you keep banging on about how 'right' you are and repeatedly claiming I've said things I haven't.

  15. Alex I just agreed with you. You made a statement, and I agreed with it. Now you're complaining? Would you have preferred that I disagreed with you?

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