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Disqus logo - white on blue background 1024x394Good morning, Dear Reader. I’ve made another change to blog comments. Intense Debate worked well enough, but creating and editing comments with HTML markup (especially Web links) was problematic. So I switched to another, better (in my opinion) comment platform, which happens to be very common on the Web (and that means, any given commenter will already be familiar with it): Disqus.

You’ll have to have a Disqus ID in order to comment here, but that’s easy enough to do, so go ahead — comment away!

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QuillHello, all. Just a note to point out that I’ve changed commenting from the generic system provided by WordPress, to IntenseDebate. The advantage of this is that it allows comments to be posted using the credentials of a Twitter or OpenID account, or as a “guest” (using only an email address), obviating the need to create an account directly on the blog and then using it.

Many folks have Twitter accounts and/or OpenID-compliant accounts — even if they may not realize it (Google, Yahoo, AOL & WordPress.Com, just to name a few; here’s how to log in using those). It also provides commenters with added features, such as subscribing to any replies made to your comments or to all comments on the blog post, and voting on comments. This should make commenting on this blog easier, both to post and to manage, although I can’t rule out the possibility of snags somewhere along the line. Please contact me if you have any problems with commenting.

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Sky viewAbout 9 years ago, on a lark, I wrote what I consider to be a humorous essay on Christian theology, for the AntiBible Project forum on Delphi forums. I’d been a frequent contributor there for some time, back then, and remain one even all these years later. My goal had been to illustrate a few things about Christian theology which are difficult, if not impossible, to convey directly.

This essay has been posted there ever since, but right about then was the zenith of Delphi Forums’ popularity. People tend to venture to other Internet venues now. So I thought it was time to extract this essay from the forum archives and post it here for a larger audience to read.

At any rate, I hope you will read and enjoy the essay, which I call “Divine Psychotherapy” … even though it might seem long and rambling. Thank you.

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The problem of “link rot” has infected the World Wide Web almost from its inception. This phenomenon is especially troubling for me, since nearly all of my blog articles cite other Web material (mostly media articles). In an effort to deal with this, I’ve decided to use a service called WebCite. It caches Web pages, so they remain available, even if they’re later deleted or lost, the server they were on becomes unavailable, and so on. I plan to include links both to the live article in question, and add in the WebCite link (clearly marked as a cached page).

If you click on a link in one of my blog entries, and don’t get what I’ve described, try the cached version.

Hopefully you’ll agree this will improve this blog and ensure you will be able to see what I’m referring to in my own articles. Thank you.

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