Knight said:I realize this is not going to make everyone happy but I have discussed this issue with the other TOL owners and here is the decision we have made regarding the "Exclusively Christian Theology" forum.
Originally when we decided to create this forum we wanted a place to discuss AND debate Christian theology without unbelievers distracting the debate with mindless comments like... "so... how did all the animals fit on the ark?" or... "the Bible has been translated so many times.... bla bla bla".
The "Exclusively Christian Theology" forum was never intended to be a place where there would be no debate..... and excluding those who think they are Christian based on our standard of Christianity excludes too many possible participants to promote healthy debate.
The new standard for the "Exclusively Christian Theology" is to allow anyone to post here who considers themselves to be Christian and considers the Bible to be inspired by God.
Yes that creates a much bigger tent, but that's a good thing for healthy debate!
So... if you consider yourself a Christian and you consider the Bible to be the inspired word of God then you are welcome to post in the "Exclusively Christian Theology" forum.
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.
---Knight---I suppose the most, have in mind what my deal is, or idea, thing; I thaught I had something there with the Platos, but no. If I may park here, I can go by your rules fine. I realy like to be left alone from insults, that goes both ways, and gets out of hand.
---May I park here with my, unorthodox faith to the rest, But I do take Just the Bible and nothing else, and can show one so. But I'll move on if you guys say so. ---Watching---Please reply.
-------Thanks for your speedy reply --- Knight--