disclaimer and comments policy

I am Julian Oliver Long, II. This is my blog. The views expressed in these posts are mine. Though my views may coincide with those of others, they remain my own. They are not, therefore, the views of any group, organization, church, educational institution, or political party.

Since my views are socially progressive and religiously problematic, I would like to encourage comments and debate. I particularly welcome thoughtful critique from colleagues and friends. But I have taken great care for many years to construct a civil discourse here and to speak in a civil voice. I will remove comments containing personal slurs and/or ad hominem attacks even if they are directed towards political figures.