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Keep in mind that WLC is a philosopher just as much as he is a theologian, and, he is better known for his work as the former than the later.That said, I´d love to see only theist and only Christian subject’s threads, formally available, with theists and Christians actively engaging in a more sharing attitude, in a less confrontational environment.
It's an effective and frequently used tactic to simply identify a smart, rigorous, educated opponent and simply outnumber him 10-20 to 1 and start trolling.
I have a more positive viewpoint. I can remember debates I had 20 years ago and there was very little communication between theists and atheists. At least now we seem to be getting closer to the actual issues.
If you want genuine, authentic, and meaningful Christian-on-Christian dialectic... then go to a Bible College or a Seminary. I mean it. That old maxim "you get what you pay for" rings very, very true when it comes to the Internet vs Institutions. This forum is free... so are we shocked that the conversations are cheap?There are some pros and cons to Academia, but if you want serious discussion, I can't think of a better place to have it. As a Public Forum such as this, one should expect to see participation from all corners of the Public Square. I think there is some strength to be had with the diversity, but there is also a watering down effect, and the constant threat of anti-intellectualism.There was a similar thread to this one not too too long ago, I can't remember who started it, but it sort of asked a similar question: why do the "good" posters wind up leaving? There were many wise words in response to that question, but a memorable quote was something along the lines of "if you feel comfortable and secure in your ivory tower and you can't seem to convince the humble lowly masses with your arguments and commentaries, then perhaps you should examine yourself and see how you can improve your communication methods."Combating anti-intellectualism is the good fight. Dialectic in a Public Forum is the good fight. Let the trolls eat their cake!
I joined RF forum anticipating more dialogue with christians, however, the main tends to be there are more non christians looking for an argument, rather than christians having the opportunity to sharpen each other.
I smell a poll a brewin
Quote from: Nunovalente on November 25, 2016, 09:53:03 amI joined RF forum anticipating more dialogue with christians, however, the main tends to be there are more non christians looking for an argument, rather than christians having the opportunity to sharpen each other.I started coming to the RF with the same expectations. My assessment is identical. This forum is an unhealthy environment and a spectacle. -Keith