Candid Christianity Comments Policy

 

Candid Christianity is designed to produce content the challenges its readers to (re)think about how the church and Christians interact with the world and each other. We hope that (re)thinking will inspire you to take part in candid conversation with each other. However, in order to create the safest place for idea sharing, a few simple ground rules should be followed.  We don’t want shouting matches that discourages others from entering into the fray. So we believe that following the below set of rules leave enough room for passionate, spirited debate that does not succumb to petty name-calling and irredeemable speech. By commenting on this site, you agree to adhere to these guidelines. Here we go.

  1. You may comment without registering. You can log-in via Disqus, OpenID, Twitter, Facebook—or not at all. It’s up to you.
  2. You may post anonymously. I don’t recommend this, but you may do so if you wish. I may change this rule if it is abused.
  3. You may post follow-up questions. If you have a question, chances are you are not alone. Others are likely thinking similarly. Therefore, I would rather receive your comments on my blog than via email. It is a better use of my time to address everyone at once rather than answer several similar emails.
  4. You may disagree with me. I welcome debate. However, I ask that if you disagree with me—or anyone else, for that matter—do so in a way that is respectful. In my opinion, there is way too much shouting in the public square to tolerate it here.
  5. I reserve the right to delete your comments. This is my blog. I don’t have an obligation to publish your comments. The First Amendmentgives you the right to express your opinions on your blog not mine.Specifically, I will delete your comments if you post something that is, in my sole opinion, (a) snarky; (b) off-topic; (c) libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, threatening, profane, pornographic, offensive, false, misleading, or which otherwise violates or encourages others to violate my sense of decorum and civility or any law, including intellectual property laws; or (d) “spam,” i.e., an attempt to advertise, solicit, or otherwise promote goods and services. You may, however, post a link to your site or your most recent blog post.
  6. You retain ownership of your comments. I do not own them and I expressly disclaim any and all liability that may result from them. By commenting on my site, you agree that you retain all ownership rights in what you post here and that you will relieve me from any and all liability that may result from those postings.
  7. You grant me a license to post your comments. This license is worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, and royalty-free. You grant me the right to store, use, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, and distribute your comments in any format, including but not limited to a blog, in a book, a video, or presentation.
Thank you for following these rules that we believe will create a safe, candid, constructive environment to discuss ideas that will help us all with our Christian thoughts, doubts and struggles.
Now get to commenting!  I can’t wait to hear from you!
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