Well, I’m turning off commenting again – or at least making it so nothing is posted without me approving it. The weekend is about to end, and with my full-time job I don’t have time to tend to the Unitarian Invasion and write new posts. Therefore, I have to make a choice in priorities, and as much as I’ve enjoyed hosting this Socinian block party, I’m afraid that I need to get back to writing actual posts.
Now, I’m sure in light of this choice I’ll be accused of “stifling free speech” and “shutting up opposition”, but I will have you note 2 things:
(1) It ain’t free – I pay good money for this URL and I have the right to do whatever I want with it. The only speech I’m obliged to air on this site is my own – and not even that really, I could just have a blank site if it suited my fancy.
(2) I’m not shutting up the opposition or hiding anything they’ve brought forth. You will notice that every comment my guests have made remains in place (except for one that was deleted for other reasons), completely unedited by me. Further, Sir Anthony’s website is available to link to straight from this blog by just clicking on his name, where his arguments can be found in unabridged form for your enjoyment or chagrin, depending upon which side you fall. They’ve had a change to make their case on this blog and I’ve allowed them to do so freely, so any accusations to the effect that I am silencing the opposition are just plain false.
That said, it bears repeating that I’m all for airing both sides of the issue and working through things in a healthy dialogue amongst people committed to learning and teaching what the Scriptures say; however, since the current conversation is edging towards the personal (and I feel myself becoming ever more crotchety as it drags on), and since I feel my time will be better spent writing new material than addressing the same specious arguments that have been brought up over and over again and defeated through the centuries, I’m exercising my rights as owner and moderator and pulling the plug.
To my Unitarian guests: I’m sure we’ll meet again in the not-so-distant future. Thanks for weighing in, and I’m sorry if you feel our time was cut short.
Alrighty then, thanks for playing.