Comment Policy

No foul language should come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for needed edification, that it may impart grace to those who hear. And do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, with which you were sealed for the day of redemption. All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you, along with all malice. And be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.

-St. Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:29–32

Further, I reserve the right to publish, or not publish, approve, or delete, your comments here for any number of reasons which you may or may not approve of, such as: relevancy, length (FYI…comments longer than the post itself are usually not published), content, high “noise to signal” ratio, preachiness, etc. Or possibly just for the fact that I don’t particularly want you in my house, though I love you all the same. It’s weird, but true.

Here are my top ten reasons for not publishing comments.

Also, I’ve got a “day job”, so sometimes I can’t immediately respond to (or publish) your (first) comment. Once your first comment has been published, your future comments are approved and published automatically, where they will stay, unless subject to the guidelines set forth above I delete them, of course. So take it easy.

Another reason? Science!

Uncivil comments not only polarized readers, but they often changed a participant’s interpretation of the news story itself.

Finally, I am under no obligation to publish your comments, but here’s some good news: Blogger, WordPress, etc. will let you start your own blog for free! Go forth and start a blog. Your audience awaits.

Pax Christi

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