I have no problem with leaving things as they are. If we continue on a
public forum, then others can and should feel free to respond. But, that
does not mean we are obligated to respond to their input. Since he
seemed to bemoan the fact that no one responded to him, I felt compassion
and only wanted to encourage him. From the input it does appear others
have been following the discussion with much interest. Thanks.
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On Sun, 8 Sep 1996, Carl W. Conrad wrote:
> At 10:39 PM -0500 9/7/96, Paul Dixon - Ladd Hill Bible Church wrote:
> >Please don't take it personally if we don't respond to you. Don and I
> >started this thread some time ago and have been following a particular
> >line of thought. When someone else jumps in and writes a lengthy
> >response and perhaps one that digresses, some of us who are focused in
> >one direction are not too easily tempted to jump boat. Suggestion: try
> >to plug in with what is being discussed and make a concise contribution
> >or two.
> Please don't take it personally if we don't understand why a thread that
> you persist in keeping public, even if only two of you are primarily
> engaged, must be dictated by one set of concerns only about that passage.
> This is, after all, a public forum. I'm speaking for myself only here, but
> it wouldn't surprise me if others too are somewhat surprised at the
> suggested limitation upon discussion in a public forum. Suggestion: if you
> don't want others to participate except on your own terms, maybe it would
> make more sense to take your discussion off the list and continue it
> Carl W. Conrad
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