Housekeeping, continued: "If anyone thinks himself to be religious..."

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If anyone thinks himself to be

religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own

heart, this man’s religion is worthless. (James 1:26)

(Tim) "Sherman, the other day you let fly a comment here that was one of the most personally offensive comments I've seen on this blog. Immediately I pulled it and wrote you to explain why it was inappropriate--just in case you were clueless concerning the damage your words would do to the woman concerned.

But your comment was returned with a fatal error: turned out you'd chosen not only to withhold your last name, but you hadn't used a real e-mail address, either.

Sir, until you write me personally from your real e-mail address, signing your real first and last names, you may not comment on this blog. Our rules require everyone, but particularly those who attack others personally, to sign their real first and last names and to use genuine e-mail addresses.

Of course, beyond those rules David and I have, there is the rule of the Holy Spirit found above, from James.