Just a quick note on comments in this blog, since they’ve kind of gone Foom with the Atheists and Anger post:
I am not censoring or deleting comments in the Atheists and Anger post. Typepad has recently “improved” their comments format by splitting comments on a longer thread into chunks that you have to page through… thus making it harder to see the comments at the end of a long thread. (In addition, this “improvement” has caused a glitch in the system, so that clicking on a comment in the “Recent Comments” list won’t take you to that comment if it’s at the end of a long thread.) I’ve written to Typepad to ask if this “improvement”can be un-improved, but I haven’t heard back from them yet.
In the meantime: If you’ve posted a comment at the end of a long thread (such as the one in Atheists and Anger) and want to see it, or if you just want to read the comments at the end of the thread, you have to keep hitting the “Next Comments” button at the end of each chunk of comments. Keep doing this until you get to the end (or until you get to the chunk you want to see.) If you’re still having problems commenting or seeing all the comments, please email me and let me know.
I do occasionally delete comments in my blog, if they’re abusive, grossly off-topic, or obviously trying to pitch a commercial product or service. But I don’t delete comments simply because I disagree with them. And I have not deleted a single comment in the Atheists and Anger thread. Not even the duplicates. In fact, I’ve left comments up that I would normally be inclined to delete. I don’t promise that I won’t delete any comments in the future; but as of this writing, I have left the entire thread exactly as it is. My apologies of behalf of Typepad if their comment formatting has made it difficult to either read or post comments. Thanks.