I’ve just seen one of those rare birds, an Internet discussion that seems civil. And I’m in the rare bird! It’s over at Quora, a pretty neat site I’ve not spent much time on but attracts higher-than-average-quality user-submitted answers to a wide range of user-submitted questions.
I bit on the following question:
Religion and Politics: Why do some people think “It’s in the Bible” is a valid argument?
I bit because no one else had given a satisfactorily Christian answer. Answers are voted up or down, and the top vote-getter for this question is a young man named Shan who gives a classic secularist reply. I’m impressed, frankly, by his intelligence and urbanity. But I need you to vote my answer over his (if you like it)! The answer with the most votes lands at the top of the page where others may notice it. (And check out my discussion with Shan beneath it. The guy’s a reader and a clear thinker.)