Date: Wed Mar 19 1997 - 11:46:19 EST
I am a self-taught student and have been on b-greek for several years
now. By far the majority of discussion is substantive content.
Infrequently, some become emotional defending what they feel is
scriptural doctrine. The scholars on the list generally avoid
doctrinal discussion. At times students take up arms but one scholar
and a student (Carl Conrad and Jonathan Robie) take the lead in
checking them, which is appreciated. There is a wide variety of
religious denominations on b-greek. Also, remember that the debate
regarding the Hebrew of the Hebrew Scriptures is not as volatile as
the Greek of the Greek Scriptures nor as theologically sensitive to
"Christology." This is going to give rise to more constructive debate.
I appreciate the constructive yet respectful conflict that takes place
on b-greek, even getting deep with the issues because I am forced to
become acquainted with both sides of a given issue. I never appreciate
intolerance, regardless of the source.
Rest assured, your perception of "banter" is a timing issue.
Something you may find helpful is to subscribe to the digest. There
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P.S. I am copying this message to two well-respected and active
members of the list, Carl and Jonathan, who voluntarily take the lead
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