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Author Topic: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?  (Read 6469 times)

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Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« on: April 16, 2008, 10:12:14 AM »

Need better instructions on steps to having a formal debate in the Formal Doctrinal Debate section.
All it says is "For formal debating of pre-approved topics by approved persons."  :scratch:

Can the steps be posted somewhere in the Formal Doctrinal Debate section so its easy to find?

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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2008, 09:59:30 AM »

Need better instructions on steps to having a formal debate in the Formal Doctrinal Debate section.
All it says is "For formal debating of pre-approved topics by approved persons."  :scratch:

Can the steps be posted somewhere in the Formal Doctrinal Debate section so its easy to find?

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Good question.

However, whatever the "steps" are, I'm not likely to participate. The very name of the section has intimidating and possibly divisive implications.

It's one thing to discuss our understanding of certain issues which may be doctrinally related. It's what we do all the time in the living room or the park on a Sabbath afternoon or any evening of the week.

But a "formal doctrinal debate"??!!

Count me out.

It's likely ironic that I should be posting this, because I've probably been involved in more doctrinal discussion on the net -- and some might be deemed to be "formal," though never announced as such -- than most other posters here.

However, I've never known such a "Formal Doctrinal Debate" section announced on any forum. "Pre-approved topics" by "approved persons." Sounds rather ominously Orwellian.  :scratch:
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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2008, 10:16:18 AM »

There is a forum doing this, which precipitated this one.

The process hasn't yet been established, however, once it is, it will be posted there as a sticky.
« Last Edit: April 18, 2008, 10:22:46 AM by Daryl Fawcett »
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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2008, 07:15:28 PM »

I'd like to suggest that the intent might be better served if the name was changed to something like "formal doctrinal discussion".
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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2008, 11:16:51 PM »

Or just "Doctrinal Discussion"
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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2008, 11:30:05 PM »

Or just "Doctrinal Discussion"

That sounds less confrontational and more like an invitation to participate, IMO.
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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2008, 06:15:16 AM »

Formal Doctrinal Discussion as a forum name is a possibility.

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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2008, 04:51:45 PM »

Formal Doctrinal Discussion as a forum name is a possibility.


The 'Oracle' may not have spoken but Doctrinal Discussion sounds less intimidating to me.
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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2008, 05:57:51 PM »

Formal Doctrinal Discussion as a forum name is a possibility.


The 'Oracle' may not have spoken but Doctrinal Discussion sounds less intimidating to me.

I agree.
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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2008, 04:19:05 AM »

As a result of the suggestions here, the word Debate has been replaced with the word Discussion in both the category name and the forum name.

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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2008, 02:01:52 PM »

Formal Doctrinal Discussion as a forum name is a possibility.


The 'Oracle' may not have spoken but Doctrinal Discussion sounds less intimidating to me.

I agree.
I agree too. That's the kind of place I often hang out.

But the stipulation of "approved topics" by "approved persons" would still keep me out.
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Re: Formal Doctrinal Debate section, can steps be posted?
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2008, 03:04:59 PM »

We already have a forum for public and open doctrinal discussion, therefore, another one of those isn't needed, however, a formal one was requested of me and I didn't have any reason not to comply.
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