Jesus without Baggage is a place where people can come with questions about their faith—particularly individuals from traditions that teach harsh, controlling doctrines or practices. Above all else, this must be a safe place for them to ask questions and receive support without fear of backlash.
1. Please: no insults, name calling, or personal attacks
2. General policy
Anyone is free to ask questions, offer opinions, or challenge statements. Some of the most valuable exchanges are when back-and-forth dialog clarifies issues and brings new insight.
3. Interaction with me
Readers don’t have to agree with me and I don’t mind being challenged; in fact I appreciate it as it often causes me to re-evaluate or to clarify my position. Well informed skeptics, conservatives, and others help keep me honest.
Sometimes I participate on tough debate sites, but Jesus without Baggage is not that sort of site. If it seems that a reader and I have exhausted a topic, and further discussion is unhelpful, I will ask them to talk with me by email rather than in comments.
4. Interaction among readers
My regular commenters are comfortable with the discussion format and can take care of themselves if challenged, but I will watch for situations that seem to be getting out of hand.
However, if any reader begins to feel badgered or harassed by another reader, they should contact me by email at the address on the contact page and I will speak to the other reader.
Enjoy the discussion! ~Tim