Checking out

Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by Jude, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Jude

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    Jan 11, 2001
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    In an honest attempt to create discussion regarding the Bible version/translation area, and hoping that it would be seen that having it become an ecumenical forum was a good thing, I instead received the following post from Dr Bob...

    Jude - Your "poll" is divisive and creating a problem where there is none.

    1. Baptist only forums are "safe haven" for baptists to discuss issues as baptists, without interference from non-baptists. Remember, this entire site is a BAPTIST site, allowing non-baptists limited access to certain parts.

    2. You can start ANY THREAD on Bible translations or versions or whatever on the "OTHER RELGIONS" forum. Any christian may post there and the problem is solved!

    "So brother, go for it but do not create a problem here where there is none. The BB is not "poll-driven"; it has a purpose and will not veer from it.

    Poll over. Sorry you do not have an address or I would have emailed you privately. Your choice."

    Sorry you see contributions from 'non-baptists' as interference. Sorry that democracy -free speech- is not tolerated here. Sorry that my attempt to open up this discussion board is seen as a problem. I will not be posting anything anymore. This kind of narrowness is simply intolerable. Good bye. :(
  2. dumbox1

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    I hope you'll consider staying around and posting occasionally -- I (for one) would miss your input here.

    It is frustrating sometimes, I admit, to not be able to post on threads where I feel I could add something! (For example, the thread in one of the Baptist-only areas about Iglesia ni Cristo, a group from the Philippines which some of the folks up there seem to have confused with the run-of-the-mill Churches of Christ.)

    But it's their board -- whatever rules they make, I'm happy to honor.

  3. swaimj

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    Hey, Jude (isn't that a song?), I wouldn't take Dr. Bob's comments personally if I were you. If you have a suggestion or comment on how the board is run, I suggest you e-mail it to the webmaster, Clint Kritzer, or even Dr. Bob. I think you'll find that you'll get a reasonable response. But mounting a campaign against the moderators' policy right under their noses is a "no-no" and probably isn't very ethical. Also, take it from me (and check my membership date, I've been around a while) there was a time on this board when the moderators allowed anyone of any belief to post anywhere. Soon the board was high-jacked by radical Catholic apologists and it was impossible for baptists to discuss anything of mutual interest without facing a flood of charges of heresy. Entire baptist-bashing threads ran page after page and no baptists were even posting on them. The moderators tried several tacts to try to correct this without banning all but non-baptists from the board. Currently they seem to have struck a happy medium which works pretty well. After having been burned as they were, I can understand their strong feelings about their policy. In any case, I have enjoyed many of your posts and especially your polls. I hope you'll reconsider and stick around. [​IMG]
  4. WPutnam

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    I am horrified!

    Jude! Of all the people here, you are one of the most unobtrusive and certainly kind!

    I hope you reconsider. Be mindful that I have been doing this for about 20 years, and I suppose I have developed a bit of a "thick skin" and so this "Roman" Catholic would plead you remain!

    God bless,



    Lord, grant me the serenity
    to accept the things I cannot change,
    the courage to change the things that I can,
    and the wisdom to know the difference.
    Living one day at a time,
    enjoying one moment at a time;
    accepting hardship as a pathway to peace;
    taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is,
    not as I would have it;
    trusting that you will make all things right
    if I surrender to Your will;
    so that I may be reasonably happy in this life
    and supremely happy with You forever in the next.

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