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1) Refrain from using profanity or vulgar language. If you have strong feelings about a matter, express your viewpoint constructively. (Ephesians 4:29; Psalm 19:14)

2) Blasphemy will not be tolerated. (Exodus 20:7; Matthew 6:9)

3) You may not threaten, harass, slander, engage in name-calling, degrade or otherwise use abusive language toward another commenter or the staff of Christian News Network. (Colossians 4:6; Leviticus 19:18)

4) Refrain from having a contentious spirit. Articles are not to be a venue for engaging in lengthy debates, or to start arguments with multiple readers. In other words, you may not dominate any article by arguing with everyone who has a different viewpoint. (Titus 3:2; Proverbs 27:15)

5) Maintain a meek and humble spirit. If you disagree on a subject, be gentle in expressing your viewpoint. (Matthew 5:5; Philippians 2:3; Colossians 3:2; 1 Peter 3:8)

6) You may not post material that infringes the privacy of any third party.

7) You may not post comments that are off-topic or may be considered SPAM.

8) The posting of an entire article, op-ed, tract, poem or other composition is prohibited.

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