I started this blog, in large part as a response to increasing censorship I have personally been encountering on a discussion board I have been a participant on now for about 6 years.
The discussion board is Beliefnet, and here I record, at the end of this article, the incident I just encountered with censorship.
I want to point out a few things, about this censorship.
My post is deleted for “personal insult,” as I am having a discussion with a poster who I have no disagreement with, who I am in absolutely no fashion insulting.
I am confronting the issue of how people with messages that raise uncomfortable truths are attacked, and I give illustrations, the Jews killed Prophets, like the Prophet Isaiah, and Jesus, This is FACT recorded in my Christian Bible. This is being brought up because another poster responded to substantive comments by a third party by labelling the person as antiSemitic and refusing to respond to anything substantively this person had to say.
I am about to the point I am ready to stop posting altogether on Beliefnet. When truth is censored, and practically any references to Jesus is called Proselytizing and deleted, and personal discussions with posters are deleted as off topic, there becomes no reason to post on a discussion board. After all, what is the purpose of a Christian’s life, to share the Gospel and to share our lives with others. when we are not allowed to do either, in discussions, there is no purpose in having discussions at all. They become pointless and a waste of time..
“Apr 4, 07:53PM
A moderator has deleted one of your forum posts in the thread “Get to Know the People Involved in the Global March on Jerusalem”.
Reason: Personal insult
Notes: your post, copied below, is an obvious personal attack against a member. Don’t do this! rangferken 5 hours ago :: Apr 04, 2012 – 4:41PM #60 Report Post Delete Edit Quick Reply Quote Multi-Quote SherriMunnerlyn SherriMunnerlyn Posts: 7,067
Apr 4, 2012 — 5:05AM, Dostojevsky wrote:
It appears you have nothing to offer in order to contradict Shamir and point out where he is wrong. This is understandable as these things have been documented long time ago.
Much easier to attack the messenger than face the message.
Accusing him of anti-Semitism appears to have no effect.
When people cannot deal with Truth, all that is left is for them to do is attack the Messenger.
This is a tale as old as time.
We see the truth of this in the fate of the Prophet Isaiah.
We see the truth of this in the Easter story.
And we see it today in Israeli supporters attacks on Messengers who speak against the Occupation.
Here is a link to the discussion board and discussion thread that my post was deleted on.
April 4, 2012