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April 6th, 2014, 4:00 am #1

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]During the last few weeks, the number of page views outside of the U.S. has vastly increased for both Ukraine and Russia. We may attribute this to the current situation in that part of the world.

This is the first time that Ukraine or any other country has surpassed the U.S. in number of page views (as of this writing today):

Ukraine .............. 39.5%
United States ........ 32.3%
Russian Federation ... 12.7%
All Others ........... 15.5% [/color]
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April 6th, 2014, 1:02 pm #2

Now, Donnie, this is more like it.....Stick to world events. Something you guys can handle. So, my response.....KEEP it always on the US and worldly news. Stay away from your constant battering and belittling of Christians.
We may attribute this large coverage to the fact that the US news is not as good as it used to. What about the coverage of the news media to the disappearance to the Malaysian jetliner? The US news about homosexuals being given equality with heterosexually married couples isn't newsworthy, because Europe already has given their consent to such. They want REAL news.
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April 6th, 2014, 4:36 pm #3

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]During the last few weeks, the number of page views outside of the U.S. has vastly increased for both Ukraine and Russia. We may attribute this to the current situation in that part of the world.

This is the first time that Ukraine or any other country has surpassed the U.S. in number of page views (as of this writing today):

Ukraine .............. 39.5%
United States ........ 32.3%
Russian Federation ... 12.7%
All Others ........... 15.5% [/color]
It has been posed that this site's allegedly large readership (especially from foreign countries) means people are "learning." Since virtually none of the outside readership is asking for further enlightenment by posting questions or comments in the threads, what indicators are you using to show that this large readership is indeed "learning"? Evidence of readership learning comes through readership feedback. Where's the feedback?
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Joined: January 2nd, 2005, 6:45 am

April 6th, 2014, 6:06 pm #4

Now, Donnie, this is more like it.....Stick to world events. Something you guys can handle. So, my response.....KEEP it always on the US and worldly news. Stay away from your constant battering and belittling of Christians.
We may attribute this large coverage to the fact that the US news is not as good as it used to. What about the coverage of the news media to the disappearance to the Malaysian jetliner? The US news about homosexuals being given equality with heterosexually married couples isn't newsworthy, because Europe already has given their consent to such. They want REAL news.
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Dave, the intent of this thread is to provide some stats regarding this religious discussion board's readership. We may do this once in a while to satisfy one's curiosity. In particular, both Ukraine and the Russian Fed. are among the top viewers below the U.S., but this report has really caught my attention -- a rather unsual one.

The question is why the increase in percentages. Is it due to the ["Google"] search for "concerned" ... "Church of Christ" ... "change" ... "change agents" ... "progressive" ... "Trinity" ... "instrumental music" ... etc.? Who knows?

What did you mean by "the US and worldly news" (with the emphasis on "worldly")?

No, this religious forum is not the substitute for the U.S. news or for reporting social or political issues and world events.

Yes, this religious forum will continue to be about the change agents and their schemes to subvert the church that Christ established, with their intent to conform to the doctrines and teachings of their denominational neighbors. (There seems to be some "awakening" going on and weakening in their efforts as "entertaining worship" followers ["truth seekers" is the progressive term] are finding out that "holy entertainment" already exists in Charismatic and denominational churches. In fact, "holy entertainment," when incorporated into the church assembly, drives many of its own members away with only a few non-members to replace them.)

Exposing false teachings and doctrines is not equivalent to belittling of Christians.[/color]
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April 6th, 2014, 6:28 pm #5

It has been posed that this site's allegedly large readership (especially from foreign countries) means people are "learning." Since virtually none of the outside readership is asking for further enlightenment by posting questions or comments in the threads, what indicators are you using to show that this large readership is indeed "learning"? Evidence of readership learning comes through readership feedback. Where's the feedback?
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Maybe we should not underestimate YOUR ability to enlighten readers without their posting questions or comments to you.

You brought up a good point: readership feedback is evidence of learning. A good example of this is Bill. So, when Bill responds to posts unfavorable to his stance, he is learning; otherwise, he is not. Hmm. [Just following the reasoning posed.][/color]
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April 6th, 2014, 6:45 pm #6

So, I gather that Donnie really has no specific indicators to show whether the readership as a whole is learning anything or not. It's just basically his wishful thinking that vast readership = much learning. LOL!
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April 6th, 2014, 7:10 pm #7

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Maybe we should not underestimate YOUR ability to enlighten readers without their posting questions or comments to you.

You brought up a good point: readership feedback is evidence of learning. A good example of this is Bill. So, when Bill responds to posts unfavorable to his stance, he is learning; otherwise, he is not. Hmm. [Just following the reasoning posed.][/color]
Donnie:

1. Since it's quite obvious that only you and Ken are the principal posters on this site;

2. Since the overwhelming majority of the outside readership has chosen not to post anything here;

3. Since you and Ken have somehow convinced yourselves that a vast readership = much learning;

4. Since you and Ken couldn't care less whether anyone else posts here or not;

5. Then why not make CM a read-only site? You and Ken would continue to post your own special brand of "theology." The only difference is that there would be no way for anyone to take issue with you. I gather you would really prefer that anyway.
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April 6th, 2014, 9:19 pm #8

So, I gather that Donnie really has no specific indicators to show whether the readership as a whole is learning anything or not. It's just basically his wishful thinking that vast readership = much learning. LOL!
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]Perhaps none ... and you may be right about that.

Well, you do have one indicator -- I gave an example of it: you.

Wishful thinking may not be a bad idea.[/color]
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April 6th, 2014, 9:28 pm #9

[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]During the last few weeks, the number of page views outside of the U.S. has vastly increased for both Ukraine and Russia. We may attribute this to the current situation in that part of the world.

This is the first time that Ukraine or any other country has surpassed the U.S. in number of page views (as of this writing today):

Ukraine .............. 39.5%
United States ........ 32.3%
Russian Federation ... 12.7%
All Others ........... 15.5% [/color]
Donnie I am sure that the Eastern European Missions is very active in the Ukraine.

They have wobbled toward the unbiblical stance on the music and probably other issues.

It would be good if someone responded so we can get in contact. It is important that everyone understands that the Historic Church of Christ is defined by Christ as A School of the Word. It has no reason to get involved in any kind of governmental issues. A Church of Christ can operate anywhere and is not a threat to government. Many in high places have recognized that they have a better citizenry if they are trained in principles of morality.

Based on institutional religionism they have ever reason to be wary of groups claiming to be Christian but are active in opposing the powers ordained.

A Church of Christ does not have any TAXING powers and there is no command for a collection plate which might be seen by some as a threat. In all ages citizen societies have existed to SERVE the poor and not be served.
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April 6th, 2014, 9:32 pm #10

Donnie:

1. Since it's quite obvious that only you and Ken are the principal posters on this site;

2. Since the overwhelming majority of the outside readership has chosen not to post anything here;

3. Since you and Ken have somehow convinced yourselves that a vast readership = much learning;

4. Since you and Ken couldn't care less whether anyone else posts here or not;

5. Then why not make CM a read-only site? You and Ken would continue to post your own special brand of "theology." The only difference is that there would be no way for anyone to take issue with you. I gather you would really prefer that anyway.
[color=#0000FF" size="4" face="times]There were three -- that included you, many thought.

Two is a good number.

Matt. 11[2] Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples....

Matt. 18[20] For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matt. 22[40] On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Mark 6[7] And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits....

Mark 11[1] And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples....

Just a few examples, Bill.[/color]
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