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Donnie
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Re: Number of Posters

April 23 2013, 11:52 PM 

You mentioned "Russian readership." You also mentioned "Russians or any people in any other foreign countries" posting. [I was responding to your post, not Scripture's.]

As popular as Faithsite was, how many RUSSIAN [OR OTHER INTERNATIONAL] READERS BECAME BECOME POSTERS? That was my point -- that one can only be a reader, not necessarily a poster.

 
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B
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74.240.208.199

Re: Number of Posters

April 24 2013, 12:21 AM 

In order to be a responder/poster, you have to be a reader first.

Posters are always readers, but not all readers are posters.

There were no international posters at FaithSite that I know of.

There are no international posters at CM that I know of.

BUT, compared to CM now, there were far more posters as such at FaithSite back then.

I don't care where the posters come from. The fact remains that the number of posters at CM has been abysmal for quite some time.

 
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Donnie
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Re: Number of Posters

April 24 2013, 2:23 AM 

Thanks for your words of wisdom and very revealing statistics.

 
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Ken Sublett
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70.197.161.87

Re: Number of Posters

April 24 2013, 11:16 AM 

This is a private pulpit with no collection plate. Posts are passages of Scripture, word definitions or the ancient texts which is the only way to define words. All forums have viewpoints and none would tolerate more than one personal attack.

I am here on this thread to tell crump and his multi-personalities that this thread will NOT be his so he can collect hits. You can go to network54.com and get your own forum.

If B did this in a congregation the Deacons would expel him or call the cops. It is not his concern how many readers or how many "dialog." Almost all of the old dialogers were HIT MEN like B. E-mail proves that many have chosen to be readers.

Donnie and I plant and water and leave the effect up to God.

So, please don't respond to this with "father, son and spirit" or "you are losers." It's simply not your concern. I have turned all four cheeks.

 
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Fish
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98.81.93.107

Re: Number of Posters

April 30 2013, 5:18 PM 

DELETE......DELETE........DELETE.........DELETE!!!

happy.gif The "Four Cheeks Turn" is a variation of the Harlem Shake...Hohenwald Style. happy.gif

Delete*********Delete*************Delete**************Delete!!!

 
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For B [by CM]
(Login Donnie.Cruz)
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99.177.250.192

"On this board ... it's their blog...."

May 2 2013, 10:55 PM 

From: Current Topic - The Spirit of Christ the Lord Is the Holy Spirit

B (no login) 74.179.247.201
Re: The Spirit of Christ the Lord Is the Holy Spirit
May 2 2013, 9:52 PM


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I submitted a similar message a day or so ago, but it was never published. I think Ken rejected it. Anyway, thanks for publishing this second version. We could have done without your added, irate editorial comments, though.

On this board, I've noticed that people are labeled as "antichrist" with "attitude problems" if they disagree with Donnie and Ken. Of course, since it's their blog, they evidently feel compelled to belittle and rant at all dissenters, but it only suggests that THEY are the ones with attitude problems. happy.gif

Approve Message Edit Message Delete Message

 
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B
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74.179.242.19

Re: "On this board ... it's their blog...."

May 2 2013, 11:13 PM 

Since Donnie chose to label the above post as "On this board...it's their blog," then he as much as acknowledges that he and Ken run THEIR blog by belittling and ranting at dissenters who disagree with them. Just so readers understand how this blog really operates. No wonder that despite a large readership, so few people post anything. happy.gif

 
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Donnie
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Re: "On this board ... it's their blog...."

May 2 2013, 11:42 PM 

Bill,

That was the focus of your message: "On this board ... it's their blog...." And you're even continuing it here.

"So few people post" -- the number of times you've said that, I've lost track. Are you that forgetful? Really? The subject of "the Holy Spirit" is a very difficult one. You wouldn't even give a straight answer to a straightforward question just so the discussion could continue. And expect a Muslim or an atheist to post.

OK, let's let "so few people post" be the last "words of wisdom" come from a smart fellow ... as we will not be wasting any more time composing and publishing such. Why not post a passage from the Scripture and enlighten the reader?

 
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B
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74.179.204.103

Re: "On this board ... it's their blog...."

May 2 2013, 11:47 PM 

Donnie, if you and Ken have "so much work to do," as Ken stated elsewhere, then what are you doing fooling around in this non-doctrinal thread, responding to a post by someone you've branded as having a "bad attitude" (meaning someone who does not always agree with your point of view)? You're spinning your wheels here.


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1. You said: "it's their blog." Just practicing how to respond.
2. Work has already been interrupted, so why not fool around?
3. There are many who disagree and do not have a bad attitude.
4. I spin my wheels when posts have no scriptural content.
5. This non-doctrinal thread was initiated by CM -- it is subject to deletion.
6. I expect you now to respond to your own post.


    
This message has been edited by Donnie.Cruz from IP address 99.177.250.192 on May 3, 2013 12:23 AM


 
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Scripture
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98.87.118.115

Filtering the Posts

May 3 2013, 10:10 AM 

There are several good reasons to filter.

Profanity, slander (even if true, since managers of blogs don't have ways of testing that).

Disagreeable posts are in a gray area. Some considerations here might include "does it discourage others from posting", especially since some readers and posters run from trouble. Disagreement does not have to be "disagreeable" but can be an "agreeable disagreement". Extreme "disagreeable disagreement" can chase even the readers away.

Posts that are "off the subject" can conceivably be moved to another topic, but the reasons for doing so must be organizational and not purposive [such as manipulative].

Readers can also get bored if the discussions go on and on, and continue to repeat the same old themes. Better to state disagreements or agreements and then to move on.

I saw the other day an account holder who complained about the bank. After bouncing 10 checks, he complained about the order of bounding, in that the smaller checks should have been accepted first and the larger ones next, or at least in the date of check order [there is no assurance that they will come into the bank if date of check order]. So he was complaining about the bank getting as much money as they could from the bounces.

So is the life of the blog moderator.


 
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Fish
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98.81.114.44

Re: Filtering the Posts

May 6 2013, 10:17 AM 

Yes, Scripture, "right on"!!

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"Readers can also get bored if the discussions go on and on, and continue to repeat the same old themes. Better to state disagreements or agreements and then to move on."




 
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Donnie Cruz
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ConcernedMembersMadison
99.177.250.192

Re: Filtering the Posts

May 6 2013, 11:28 AM 

We, too, agree with Scripture.

There have been submitted posts with "expletive deleted" expressions, and these are deleted. Posters eventually learn to "delete" themselves. happy.gif Doctrinal discussion boards are not immune to such posts -- one reason moderators have editing privileges.

Agreements and disagreements are always published (to my knowledge) -- with certain exceptions such as below.

Repetitive abuses in posts that have nothing to do with the subject being discussed, while may be tolerated initially, are subject to deletion.

 
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If Not For Bad Luck
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98.81.114.44

Just Out Of The Picture- Non-Doctrinal in Nature

May 6 2013, 10:06 AM 

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happy.gif Just us Protestants!!....ooo000

 
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Donnie Cruz
(Login Donnie.Cruz)
ConcernedMembersMadison
99.177.250.192

Re: Just Out Of The Picture- Non-Doctrinal in Nature

May 6 2013, 11:46 AM 

Fish,

Silence, please.

Protestants may be in the process right now of learning a lot about "The History of The Doctrine of the Trinity." I have posted "The Complexity of the Catholic Doctrine of the Trinity."

See what the Protestants have ACQUIRED/INHERITED from The Mother Church? Unbeknownst to them? (Beware certain churches of Christ who IMITATE the Protestants!!!)

You may need to study "Trinity History 101" thoroughly so as to pass the exam.

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Donnie Cruz
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ConcernedMembersMadison
99.177.250.192

Readership vs. Respondence

May 6 2013, 1:24 PM 

Readership is at its high level when popular topics are discussed. One of them is "The Holy Trinity" Creed -- it was first officially formulated [I'd say "INVENTED"] at the Council of Nicea, 325 A.D.

Trinity History 101: learn and study it from a non-ConcernedMembers perspective. But please don't blame CM for publishing the Roman Catholic Church- and papacy-approved "Blessed Trinity" DOGMA ... from an independent source.

 
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William Hall
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108.18.179.194

Former Post - What you can buy at ACU

May 14 2013, 12:04 AM 


You briefly posted "what you can buy at ACU", or something similar to that. My wife is preparing an article for a book to be published by Cambridge University Press. The editor sent out this notice:

"... make sure that the different essays all do their best to shed light on the central idea of the volume, which is:

"to show how critical assessment of different kinds of source material (narrative, documentary, and material; 'religious', legal, and 'religio-legal') studied from differing (and multi-disciplinary) perspectives and with a strong 'hermeneutics of suspicion' against the received narratives of canon law and ecclesiastical history, can shew new light on how both abstract legal thought and concrete legal practice changed across later antiquity, and the role played by religious ideas, institutions, communities and boundaries in that process."

We had a bit of a laugh about it. I am not trying to say there is anything at all wrong with academic pursuit, and the point of this book is to examine how religious thought and religious law affected the civil law of late antiquity. But the wording is mish-mash. I suspect there was something similar going on at ACU, but you did not post a reference or any context (that I recall). It is really all about being an ancient Hebrew: "make us like the nations around us." Avoid straight talk and sound learned, and make everyone think you must really be a high class school of -- what?

 
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Ken
(Login Ken.Sublett)
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70.210.7.50

Re: Former Post - What you can buy at ACU

May 14 2013, 12:26 PM 

fish broke in and listed the name of the young lady: it happens that I knew her from early age and there is a family connection. I would not want to offend her. I thought that it was a brilliant piece of work using lots of uncommon words. Good for her. Fish tends to smell things up.

We did anniversary, mother's day, wife's birthday and visit with grandson and friend from Seattle: she is doing post-doctoral work after getting her doctorate last year but had to wait until this year to do caps and gowns at Vanderbilt. A friend gave her a long list of invented words: if you are doing original work then you have to invent new words? At least you can read her work and understand it once you know the words: her work has to pass the peer smell test and she has to do something useful to keep getting paid.

The "church" can do wonderful things once she has both religious and civil swords to work with. It did fill some bad holes once Rome removed from Europe. I would love to read the work when finished.

 
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Anonymous
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98.81.65.137

Re: Former Post - What you can buy at ACU

May 14 2013, 5:33 PM 

It was a sucker: threw it back.


    
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Three Reasons Why "B" Should Return

May 15 2013, 12:44 AM 

1) "B" is sending resumes to Baptist Churches. They don't want him.

2) "B" is predictable. I take full advantage of that and he makes me look smart.

3) "B" was right about the Holy Spirit. happy.gif


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Donnie Cruz
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NO: Four Reasons ... or Five

May 15 2013, 1:14 AM 

4) You may be right about "B";

5) "B" may be right about you.

 
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