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Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Introduction

The Anglican Diocese of Sydney runs a 'community' forum for discussion and debate on matters related to the practice of Christian faith.

Unfortunately, the forum is run with a heavy hand. Any dissent, sustained argument against the prevailing theology or diocesan position, or request that argument be met with reasoned response, and not ad hominum slanging, is met with banning from the forum.

This is particularly distressing when the prevailing views are heretical and amount to the abandonment of Christian orthodoxy.

Thus we have started this blog to keep track of the Anglican forum and maintain an open discussion.

13 comments:

CraigS said...
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David McKay said...

Hi
I'm not an Anglican, but a New Covenant Believer.

I enjoy participating on the Anglican web forum and find the mdoerators rarely intervene and are fair when they do.

Moderating is not easy, in my experience on another web list.

I believe your comments are hurtful and untrue.

John said...

David,

So, your experience must be everyone else's? Are you calling us liars? If you can prove that we don't think the moderators fair then we might be liars, but until you can, please don't say this unbrotherly and unloving accusation that we haven't experienced what we know we have experienced.

Ask yourself why the moderator on their 'Making peace with evolution' thread has called Creationists (i.e the traditional and orthodox view!) 'parasites'? Ask yourself why the Archbishop' son, Michael Jensen, on Craig Schwartz's Blog, has called us 'nutty'? Ask yourself why Rev. Gordon Cheng has called us 'morons'?

Still think we are liars?

John

John said...

David,

I meant to write, "If you can prove that we don't think the moderators UNFAIR.."

John

David McKay said...

Hi John.

I have followed the evolution/creation threads with interest.

I think I'm closer to your point of view than what is clearly the prevailing Anglican point of view.

[I think I would probably be closest to Nathan Lovell's point of view.]

At times the language of folk from both sides has been harsh, and I agree that some of the respondents have ridiculed the YECS point of view, but I feel that the moderators have been fair with this difficult topic, in what they have allowed.

I also think that a person who is a moderator should be allowed to post and present their own views, even though I may not agree with them.

I stand by my post, because I do think that some of your comments are hurtful and untrue.

michael jensen said...
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Gordon Cheng said...

ooh, ooh, I just discovered this blog.

Hi Mom.

Actually, IIRC, I didn't call anyone a moron. I vaguely recall suggesting that a particular theory was moronic, and it is possible that the word "cretinous" was also used in this connexion. Someone then told me off and I apologized. For clarity, though, I have met a number of the people I am interacting with on the forum, and I don't believe any of them are either cretins or morons—which is why I didn't (and never will) address them in those terms.

Michael Jensen, however, has all the makings of a nutty professor and just needs a PhD to complete the transmogrification. Hope that's not too personal, MPJ, you four-eyed son of a camel driver.

Lee said...

I would also like to see the proof that people have been banned purely on the basis of having a different viewpoint that that of the 'prevailing theology' (not that there is any diocesian wide, enfored theology as far as I am aware), rather than for being a turd towards others. If you can't bring the proof, then I should think you should retract you comments.

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Gordon CC said...
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Ktisophilos said...

Yet one of the moderators, Luke, called YECs "parasites", and another, the Rev. Gordon Cheng, says we are morons who deserve only mockery and that YEC might be demonic.