So I’ve been around the blogsphere long enough to know about some Christian watchblogs. In fact, I have one or two on Google Reader. Now, I don’t have a problem with addressing another someone else’s post on your blog. What I do have a problem with is when this turns into a war of the blogs or when it digresses to the point of ad hominem attacks. As Christians, we are called to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). So often though, we leave out the in love part and just speak the cold, hard truth. The arguments and attacks are nothing new and are usually on some long-running disagreement between Catholics, Lutherans, and Calvinists.
Outside of politics, I really only see this in religious blogs. I don’t really see this kind of behavior on atheist blogs. I’ve never seen Truelogic go after Neece and attack her atheistic views. But with religious blogs, something is different. I have to wonder how much dogma plays into this.
I read a lot of different blogs. But you don’t see me going after Jim West every time he post something I don’t like…and Dr. West likes Zwingli!
Yes, I think doctrine should be debated and discussed. But it should be done for the building up of the body (Ephesians 4:16), not for division.