Why civilization—including a website—requires rules and boundaries
On Holy Saturday, 2003, a brief blog entry about Jesus being dead and in the tomb on that day, was followed by an anti-Christian statement by a commenter to which I strongly objected. This gave rise to a discussion about what is the line between speech that should be allowed and speech that should not be allowed.
Lydia McGrew writes:
I was interested to read the old thread in which a commentator went out of his way on Easter Even to say that Jesus is still dead, and you chided him for bad manners. It made me laugh a little ironically. About five years ago I wrote for a blog called Right Reason, now defunct. It was billed as a blog for conservative philosophers and philosophy. I put up a Merry Christmas post and then—I believe in the same 12-month period—another Christian philosopher put up a Happy Easter post with a link to a speech or sermon by the Pope.Chuck Ross writes:
In regards to your post which links to an Easter post from 2003, I, as an atheist, still defer to Christianity. Although I am unable to have faith that Jesus is our Savior, I still capitalize the words “Savior” and “God” and realize that a society which fails to do those things in a figurative sense is forever lost.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 23, 2011 11:39 AM | Send