My purpose in this blog is to offer observations and opinions. Readers can do with them what they want. My focus is chiefly PC(USA) actions on Israel and Palestine, but I reserve the right to post on other topics that capture my interest. The opinions expressed here are solely my own.
I have given up strategic and tactical considerations. I was never very good at them anyway. More importantly, as long as I’m thinking about how something I say might be used or misused by people with agendas of their own, a particle of falsehood will intrude into the equation. My adventures in Presbyterianism have taught me that those with agendas will, in fact, do this no matter what approach I take. So I here and now abandon thinking about it at all. I do not go to cause offense, but I refuse to worry about it if I accidently do so.
Comments are welcome; abusive comments are not. For instance, within the confines of my blog universe, an idea or an action may be stupid or evil; a person may not. Possible motives of others may be suggested; absolute motive may not be declared. False statements about and false characterizations of people are also off limits.
I will make two commitments for this site. I will always be honest and candid in my opinions; and I will make every effort to be accurate and fair. By accurate and fair I mean I will try not to misrepresent the actions and statements of others. I will not impute motives unless they are stated. I have no intention, however, of framing issues as their advocates might prefer: the framing is part of the argument, not the thing itself. As such, the framing is inherently biased. I also have no intention of skirting foreseeable bad consequences or reads of proposals – even if these are unintended.
Having said these things, I invite you along for the 220th General Assembly ride. With any luck it will prove interesting. At the very least, it should be entertaining.