I submitted the following blog post over on http://connect.tangle.com/TomUsher:
As of December 15, 2009, Tangle's TOS (http://connect.tangle.com/support/legal) doesn't contain the term "Christ" or "Jesus" or any derivatives thereof.
Tangle says, "Help us keep tangle.com a safe place for all Christians to share photos, blogs, videos, Bible comments, sermons, prayers and Christian music with your Church, family, and friends."
That led me, and still leads me, to believe that Tangle is to be a Christian site; however, I find openly professing atheists and anti-Christians on Tangle as members proselytizing against God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.
For Tangle's and righteousness' sake, I do not want to define "professing Christianity and Jesus" for Tangle such that it would cause all those who don't exactly agree with me to be purged from Tangle.
However, I do not understand why atheists and non-Christians* are approved for membership on Tangle. I should think that the threshold ought to be "professing Christian" without qualifying it — meaning without attempting to denominationalize it.
I decided to make this a blog post here, as I know that Tangle will review it anyway. I had considered simply using the contact method to inquire about this.
When I joined Tangle, I was looking forward to interacting on this site exclusively with those who at the very least represent that they profess Jesus even if using a very wide definition of what that means.
I can and do debate elsewhere with atheists and others who do not profess Jesus. I had hoped that this would be one place where the discussion would be confined to refining the understanding of Christianity with a set of people who at least represent that they already profess Jesus Christ and Christianity. Atheists and other self-admitted non-Christians are a major distraction from that here.
*Seekers and inquiring agnostics might represent a special case of course. Hardcore, proselytizing anti-Christs are a different matter completely though.
As for whether or not censorship is proper, Jesus cleans the temple. I believe it speaks for itself.
Being tested or tempted by evil is tempering; however, I expected this site to be a place of respite and communion to a greater degree.
I am concerned for the children. The "serpents," Jesus spoke in no uncertain terms, are among us here.
Of course, forgive them.
What do you think?
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