I'd say that just about sums up the rules of KF all the way along the line...?
Well, who am I to say, but it does appear to be specially emphasised here, probably to encourage people to - explore more.
It may also explain why I've heard a number of people cry "foul" from time to time. Or, at least, it would if it was in this forum.
It has just ocurred to me that my comments about what Jeremiah Wright has said in sermons and writtings might run afoul of the rules, as Janet has
spoken of them. I refer to parts of Wright's ideas as bigotry and ill will.
I do sometimes speak harshly about ideas, but I stick to the ideas, not the person who holds them.
It's for the moderators to decide - I certainly didn't have those posts in mind... or many others. It was a general point.
I do have a real bug bear about people telling others that they can not be or are not Christians - but thankfully that doesn't happen here often.
As DW has said, these rules were posted in RSE only as a reminder of the ethos of KF. Religion, Sport and Politics are highly emotive subjects. Like
Janet, I like good debate. Also like Janet, I don't expect you to agree with me, but I do expect the same respect for my beliefs as you would expect
for your own. We can have a good discussion, where each may modify their views as a result but, at the end of the day, still agree to differ.
A good example of this here is my viewpoint on Roman Catholicism has been challenged and changed owing to discussions that have occurred here. Having never been a Roman Catholic, much of their ritual and dogma was a mystery to me. I certainly have a healthier respect of that sect than earlier as a result.