Due to some rather negative exchanges, including false accusations and ad hominem attacks, some threads in the comments have been deleted. Likewise, all comments are now to be vetted before going up (if the system works correctly). So, this means two things: 1) there may be lag time between when you write and when your comment is online and 2) if you’re not either making a point on topic that shows at least a basic level of respect and/or making an argument (and inductive arguments are fine, as are analogies, etc.–need not all be deductive) your comment will not go up. Staying on topic is not to be ignored, either. Our blog is not a forum for people to vent on their cultural and/or theological pet peeves. Nor is it a forum to attack someone on a different issue than the one posted. Comments must treat the topic of the post to which they are commenting. Those who flagrantly violate this policy simply will have their comments deleted as a matter of course because my time is limited, as is that of my co-administrators.