On Comments…

I wish these sorts of posts were not necessary, but unfortunately, they are sometimes.

I will not approve comments that slander anyone.

If you want to call people names, go start your own blog.

I will also not approve comments that don’t leave their name and us fake e-mail addresses.

Even a decent pseudonym would be acceptable if the comment itself is remotely kind in content, but spewing hatred and slandering other bloggers is out of bounds and not very Christian.

27 thoughts on “On Comments…

  1. I know what you mean. I just got a comment from “tniv-is-a-joke” whose email is tniv-is-a-joke@no-tniv.com, and whose website is http://no-tniv.com/ — This is what they had to say about my review of the ESVSB:

    This is the dumbest review I have ever read about this study Bible. EVERY other review states facts on how well this Bible is put together. Go back to school little boy and learn something.

    Needless to say I didn’t approve it.

  2. Nick, its the same person, though http://no-tniv.com/ is a real website.

    I got the comments:

    “Strauss’ usual pretty poor documentation”

    “*** is a moron.”

    and

    “I suggest going through this website. There is over 3,686 mistakes in the TNIV.
    http://no-tniv.com/chart.php

    I would have approved the last comment had it actually been on a post related to the TNIV and actually used a real e-mail address & name.

  3. I assume the person uses an ESV since he didn’t like Strauss’ presentation. So I looked in my copy of the ESV and sure enough, these verses are still there:
    Romans 12:9-10
    Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.

    Romans 12:18
    If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.

    Romans 15:5-7
    May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.

    Apparently this guy has higher standards than Christ himself!

  4. Bryan, funny, those verses are in my ESV too! It might surprise this guy that I have one and use it.

    Drew: Its true. I’ve greatly appreciated Askismet. Rarely does anything get through.

  5. You guys are missing out. A few years ago someone tried to lump a number of the bibliobloggers into one person saying that it was all a conspiracy and one dude was orchestrating it all. For a while I thought his trolling was hilarious, but I just started ignoring him and deleting his comments before they ever saw the light of day. That worked. Eventually he left us alone.

  6. Eric, I think this might be the same guy from about a year ago who wrote nearly identical comments about how the “TNIV suxks” – yes, he spelled it like that.

  7. I must say, as the one whose name Mike replaced by “***”, that I would be tempted to allow the comments just so that everyone can see the level of logic and Christian love of people who attack TNIV and promote ESV only. But perhaps that wouldn’t quite be fair because they aren’t all on that level, some of them actually think.

  8. Dashboard>Settings>Discussion: Comment author must have a previously approved comment

    That usually takes care of it. Unless one of your regulars is breaking these rules.😉

  9. David: Yes, that’s why they never saw the light of day. That’s one of my favorite features in wordpress.

    Peter: I think the many of the ones who actually think also don’t attack the ESV, but simply prefer it to other translations.

  10. Hey Mike, thanks for pointing this out. I saw it, and almost rejected it on my blog. But then I thought well maybe I will leave it so that others can see how extreme some people can be. I may delete the comment, as it makes no sense, and he did not leave a valid email address either.

  11. Would you believe I was using it inclusively? Perhaps I’ve been reading the ESV too much…

    And if its the same person that did this about a year ago, they left a male name in one of those comments.

  12. Oh, now you’re just being difficult. They’re dead. I can’t talk to them.

    Also, appeal to authority.

    ok. ok. I’m finished.🙂

  13. Deuteronomy 17:5 – ‘Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.’

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