Thursday, January 03, 2008

Safe place for discussion?,,,not likely!!

There is a blog called "Complegalitarian" which pretends to be a place for egalitarians and Complementarians to 'safely' discuss issues.
If it wasn't for the egalitarian pundits who frequent the place it might just achieve it.....on second thoughts it was doomed from the start. Why? Because of the rampart hypocrisy of the blog owner who allows the egal. commenter's to slander and impugn the motives and character of anyone who dares to express a Comp. outlook.
Now, sometimes it is dressed up in 'nice' language, but the intent remains the same.

For instance, if you support a Comp. view you are likened to a despotic Dictator, you are a supporter of slavery, you encourage spousal abuse, oh yes and you are an idiot who is incapable of even the barest understanding of Scripture.

On the other hand if you support Comp. and you express even the slightest criticism of an egal. commenter or poster and your comment will be deleted. I am not talking about a direct assault on the character of the person, but just the view they have expressed or (heaven forbid) the way they have expressed it.

There was at the beginning a couple of brave souls who tried to be posters on this blog to present the Comp. viewpoint on issues raised. They have given up due to the hostile atmosphere and the blatant attacks and misrepresentation of whatever was brought.
Like many things there are of course the odd exceptions, but they stand out for that reason.

Now, it will come as no surprise to find that the view most common amongst the posters is that the Comps are the ones who are vicious, spiteful and hateful whilst supposedly misrepresenting the egal position.

Avoid this place like the plague, it serves no purpose except maybe to show how not to do it.


Blogger Don said...

Full disclosure, I am a Biblical egal.

I do not see compegal in such stark terms as you. I think it is true that some egal posters have been very hurt by non-egals and want to warn others from the potential for abuse. Their pain is very intense and it comes thru their posts.

But it is also a place to try to better understand someone who sees things different than oneself.

3:13 pm  
Blogger Glennsp said...

Their pain may be real, but that doesn't change the fact that on that site (Compegalitarian) it is a matter of easily provable fact that if you are a Comp you are; a supporter of slavery, an encourager/facilitator of abuse, a tyrant/dictator, delusional, incapable of understanding simple scripture.....oh yes and wrong by default.
Most (if not all) of us have been hurt by others. It does not give carte blanche to lash out and make irrational accusations such as the above.
Everything I have stated can be found if you trawl back through the comments on the blog in question. Either as direct accusations or as accusations by implication.
If the accusations made against comps on that site were put into comments attacking the egals in the same way they wouldn't even get past the moderator and if they did there would be uproar.
All I have gained from the site so far is that certain people are using it as a forum to lash out at anything comp and that in the egal world scripture takes a back seat to the personal whims and fancies of the majority of egals.
I fully realise that you will not agree with me.

5:12 pm  

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