Our readers expect a level of courtesy in postings and comments, and this is the purpose for our comment policy. We want to support an active comment community, but that means that we must all be aware of what this requires.
Comments are welcomed and encouraged on our website and social media channels, but there are some instances where comments will be edited or deleted as follows.
- Comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam will be automatically deleted. Links to relevant content or to your own relevant site is permitted, but comments should address the post topic only.
- Comments containing certain forms of profanity will be deleted or edited. Emphatic profanity may be allowed in certain cases, but hateful or possibly offensive profanity will not be permitted and will be deleted.
- Comments containing other forms of language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
- Comments that attack a person individually or a group of people will be deleted or edited. This includes ad hominem attacks against people in our community or against Geneen herself.
What is an ad hominem attack? It is a logical fallacy that results in a personal insult, and it usually stops conversations online. A good example is something like: “A person who does not believe in Geneen’s teachings is not enlightened, and therefore her comments are not relevant.” This example shows that the commenter a) assumes that they know what true enlightenment is, and b) wants to put down another commenter or make them seem unworthy of taking part in the discussion. Neither of these activities will help to encourage community building. Ad hominem attacks can also include unwarranted assumptions about other people. For example, “You have a good job so you have no idea what it’s like to struggle every day, so you shouldn’t be commenting here.” This example shows that the commenter is being deliberately ignorant of others’ personal backgrounds; we never know what other people’s journey has entailed, and so we can’t make these assumptions, because it stops conversation and makes people feel uncomfortable and, sometimes, hurt.
We will gladly accept comments that provide constructive criticism or questioning of topics, and even questioning of Geneen’s teachings. A good example of this could be something like: “Some of the concepts I think are worth consideration, that perhaps we should bring up, include a reflection on Geneen’s idea of ‘tigers of the mind’ in Women Food and God.” This comment helps to move conversation forward, and encourages discussion.
We hope that with this positive approach to community in mind, together we can support each other and have amazing, wonderful conversations about what it means to share our lives and journeys together.
This comment policy is subject to change at anytime. Our team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted without notice.