Sunday, August 05, 2007

the rules--finally written down!

Ran across this list of rules for the site teens-4-christ today. They hit home. I realized as I read it that this is almost exactly the set of rules with which I grew up with in the sect where I grew up. The great thing about teens for christ is that they at least post the rules in written form up front. I never had that. I especially like numbers 7, 8, and 9. (Note--these are just a few of thier list of 20 rules). H/T Hemant. I love that they call people like me trolls (you'll have to read down a bit to get the good stuff about trolls on that one).

  1. All posts contrary to the doctrinal beliefs this site was founded on are subject to being deleted at the discretion of management. We do not restrict people from other Christian denominations from posting - but we do not subscribe to ANY of the teachings of the modern Charismatic or neo-evangelical beliefs. Any posts supporting beliefs contrary to "What we believe" will be deleted...may result in banning of the poster.
  2. The Board will not be used to promote, in any way, worldly media (this includes music, television, movies, reading material, etc.). Likewise, Teens-4-Christ will not be used to promote Rock, Country, CCM, or X-tian (so-called Christian) rock music. Please do not quote songs, or list singers/artists that fall in either of these categories. This includes promoting these types of music in Personal Messages. Violating our policy in this will result in receiving a warning and losing privileges.
  3. Any picture to be posted on The Board must be approved by an administrator before it is posted. If you post a picture on The Board, everyone in the picture must be modestly dressed (by our standards), not promoting any sinful activity (including any premarital physical contact), and not crude in any way.
  4. Abstain from the appearance of evil. You never know who is watching or reading. Though we do our best to protect your privacy, this should not be considered a private forum. One thing for sure. Jesus is watching.
  5. Teens-4-Christ is a King James Version Bible site.....please use King James Scripture when posting Scripture reference. failure to do so will result in the editing or deleting of your post. Your account may also be deleted or banned.
  6. God's Word (The KJV Bible) is the final authority on all matters.
  7. Please treat each member with respect. Differing opinions are bound to occur on the message board, but rude and hurtful messages will NOT be tolerated.
  8. Teens-4-Christ is not a 'debate' site. You will not change our minds, do not try. A quick read of Romans 1 will show that those who debate are in the company of adulterers, sodomites and murderers. Therefore, debating will not be allowed.
  9. Love one another....this is the happy way.

1 comment:

Joe said...

Oh good. I thought I was in company of adulterers, sodomites and murderers, so it is nice to have it confirmed.

[Incidentally when someone at church asked where my family was, I told them they were buried in the back garden. I don't think they believed me - no cops turned up anyway]

Funny that, yet again the fundamentalists don't read the bibles they say they uphold.

Anyway, I really am beyond caring. Put the nonces back under whichever stone you found them, Benjamin.