1) I am a moderator. I moderate a conversation between adults. These adults are not my students or my children or my "flock."
2) I am not a policeman. I am an equal. I do pay the bills, and I am responsible, but no one asked to be part of this in order to have me telling them what to say or think. I am certainly not "responsible" to Mr. Hays version of Reformed orthodoxy, any more than anyone else on the net is.
3) This blog is not "policed." Fellows are free to post as they wish, in accordance with the guidelines/rules. Is this concept just too difficult to understand?
4) The confessional requirements of this blog are minimal, and are stated in the rules. Apparently, a few people who read the BHT think we all subscribe to the Second London Confession or something.
5) I am not a shepherd of people at the BHT. I do not have pastoral relationship with them at all. If Mr. Hays imagines himself a pastor or a professor to his readers, that's nice. I don't. If someone on here thinks I am their pastor, they are mistaken, if not somewhat deluded.
6) The charge of "corrupting the young" comes pretty close to a legal slander.
All in all, ask yourself what the person who writes this is thinking of their own blog and their own role in the blogosphere. Now...why are they thinking these same things about MY blog? Am I compelled to have these same- I'm sorry- delusions?
Really, it's sad. These are people who live in an atmosphere where there are constant boundaries of what you can say and think, and if you cross these (translation: go outside their version of reformed baptist fundamentalism) you are a threat who must be policed.
The guy writing this is a seminary student who knows this about me: I'm not like him, so here's the hemlock. He knows less about the BHT than he does about html.
Posted by Michael Spencer at 10:37 PM
All that Spencer does here is to appeal to his own policy to justify his own policy, which begs the question.
“I’m a bank-robber. I rob banks for a living. That’s my policy. I have a stated policy of bank-robbing. I’ve posted my policy in the public domain. To my knowledge, I have never violated my policy of robbing banks. How dare you say mean things about my lifestyle!”