General Rules of Conduct
Be professional! Have respect for others; behave decently; think before you
react; don't hold back; don't post personal information (name and email are
fine if you have to); avoid posting twice;
don't post commercial advertisements.
Spiritual Discussion Guideline
The followings are some of the very common
responses that should be avoided in a spiritual dialogue, otherwise you'll be
talking in a circular reasoning:
- Transformation, some call 'miracle'. Life
experience that has transformed one’s life; which is too subjective.
- "You have to be a member of our group/people
to be able to understand our concept" (this is too subjective).
- The 'most', 'est', or 'best seller'; As:
"Our book is best seller, the oldest source, in history of mankind,
therefore our book must be genuine/has not been corrupted" (this is too
- Factual information that is undesirable and
impossible to confirm. In some cases due to not having anybody from each
party in the dialogue who has been in the scene to witness. As: "Jesus (pbuh/Muslim)
started helping his mother: milking goat and fixing the roof when he was a
baby, at twenty-four hour old".
- Using BELIEF/FAITH format to reason, but not
allowing others to do the same. (This is not fair; and usually the format
leads to false reasoning and wouldn’t reach a common goal. BELIEF/FAITH
shall be used to reach a particular idea that each party can agree only).
- Personal opinion or assumption to explain or
endorse the verity of the scriptures that would be used as a base of
- "If your religion can make you a good
person, you’ll be fine" or "All that matter in this world are: if you work
hard, pay your bill, love and provide the need for your family, be nice to
other people, be on time for your meeting, keep your promise, take a good
care of yourself and help the needy if you can. The world would be just fine
and God would always love you."