We are also willing to let any other unbeliever or follower of another religion post here if they are honestly seeking an answer to a question or have constructive input to the discussion. In other words... if an atheist has a question about God and he asks it in an honest, upfront way we will gladly deal with that question without booting him out of the forum.
Said in short...
This particular forum will be dedicated to debating biblical issues without debating the legitimacy of the Bible itself.
There are plenty of other forums here at TOL for debating the legitimacy of the Bible.
And unlike morality the above rules and guidelines are very SUBJECTIVE so we ask that you honor our moderators requests if your input if out of line for this particular forum.
If you have any questions regarding these new guidelines please ask them on this thread.
...you have the ENTIRE rest of TheologyOnline to post in.
Several years ago we created the Exclusively Christian Forum based on the requests of our overwhelmingly Christian membership. They wanted just one forum where they could discuss Christian topics without the typical distractions. I think that's fair.
I really couldn't care less that you don't like my rules. And if you reject my rules I will simply ban you from the forum. And sorry to say but that doesn't bother me in the least.