>>It can also operate as a kind of theological blackmail, for after someone
described some intense experience it seems a little churlish to criticize
him or her for bad theology.>>
Good point, George. I hope nobody holds back from criticism of my ideas
because of my recent post. It was not intended that way.
I would, however, point out that it is one thing to criticise a person and
another to criticise a person's ideas. My post was generated, at least in
part, because of off line e-mail messages I received from certain persons I
consider my brothers (no sisters yet) in Christ which did the first (in
"love" of course).
The post was also generated in part because of Terry's post of a few weeks
ago which indicated it might be a good thing for us to know one another
better. I thought that was a pretty good idea. On my Compuserve forums we
have done that several times; it seemed to have cut down on the flaming as a
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