Rules of Engagement
1). This blog is operated and maintained by the DefCon team. You are a guest on this blog (think of it as our home) and your readership and participation are greatly appreciated. However, your ability to leave comments is a privilege, not a right. If all you want to do is express how much you dislike what we say here, then don’t expect us to oblige your comment by allowing it to be posted.
2). If you become a disturbance or nuisance, we are under absolutely no obligation to allow you to leave comments. Likewise, if you do not like what you read here please be aware that you are under absolutely no obligation to remain here nor are you required to return once you leave. We will not tolerate anyone who camps on this blog merely to disagree with everything that is posted here. DefCon does not need a resident troll or hall monitor to be a “counter-balance.” If this is your intention, consider taking up residency elsewhere.
3). DefCon wishes for all involved in discussions and debates on our posts to conduct themselves in a courteous and civil manner. We understand that many people are deeply passionate about what they believe but please be careful to refrain from demeaning, harsh-toned, vitriolic, abrasive, coarse, condescending, snarky, vindictive, abusive, insulting, disrespectful, and mean-spirited comments.
4). DefCon does not encourage, condone, or tolerate personal attacks of its contributors or other commenters. However, this does not exclude one from identifying a spade as a spade and a wolf as a wolf.
5). If you leave comments under the guise of being a true Christian, but consistently espouse ideals that are antithetical to the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, then expect that your charade will quickly be uncovered and you will be prohibited from leaving comments. We will not provide with you a platform to spread your “Hath God said” seeds of doubt and soul-damning heresies.
6). We will not tolerate your intolerance of our intolerance. We have truly grown weary of those criticizing and judging us for criticizing and judging others.
7). If your comment contains any of the following remarks . . .
“Touch not God’s anointed.”
. . . then there’s a good chance your comment will not see the light of day. Although we are not averse to disagreement and debate, we do not have the time to deal with such baseless, biblically illiterate, blatant twisting of Scripture, and shallow platitudes. It’s equivalent to calling the proponent of legal immigration a “racist” without ever intellectually discussing the matter. It slyly changes the focus of the debate from the issue itself and places it onto your opponent’s character. This sinisterly clever polarization of your opponent puts him on the defense and then you think you’ve won the debate. We seriously do not have the time to play these games. Your argument should be the persuasive element to the debate, not your Orwellian-style doublespeak.
8). DefCon is a blog for Christians by Christians. We are here to defend the Christian faith and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you leave a comment with links to heretical, apostate websites, do not be surprised when the links are altered or removed. We also reserve the right to add links to your comments in order to direct readers to the truth, not further errors.
9). If any comment you leave is simply for the promotion of a false religious system (i.e. Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehova’s Witnesses, Atheism, etc.) then do not expect your comment to be published. It will be removed post haste. This site is for the defense of the Christian faith and the edification of the saints. No comments which attempt to draw readers into a man-made system of false worship will be permitted.
If someone leaving comments on DefCon cannot restrain themselves from violating the above conditions, do not be surprised if your entire comment is deleted without notice (we are not responsible to just edit your comment or remove the unacceptable content). We reserve the right to hold, moderate, and delete any comments that we deem unacceptable.
These Rules of Engagement do not mean that we fear dissenting opinions or ideas that are contrary to the beliefs that we hold (and that of the revealed Scriptures of the Holy Bible). However, since some abuse the use of comments on DefCon, these Rules of Engagement are simply necessary.
- Mark Escalera