Preemptive disclaimer: I've written my last word on the movie, and the subject of "Christian" anti-semitism*, for now, on this board & in this thread.
What are you waiting for exactly? Can't you tell the difference between irenic discussion and polemical debate? It's obvious you can't stop yourself engaging in the latter, so just go ahead and start a debating thread in the appropriate forum. Meanwhile, if you have nothing to add to this discussion, please leave the rest of us alone.
I've explained to my own satisfaction what I'm waiting for, and why. (I say a little more below, however, in the hope of placating you.) I'll reconsider how I ought to proceed, after some reasonable interval, if the moderator(s) are uninterested in replying, or if I don't hear anything from them because, say, they feel they have better things to do with their limited time on a busy site. Or whatever. I'm attempting to be collegial.
I have experience with moderation, and I make a living assaying meanings embodied in the written and spoken word. I understand both the responsibilities involved in effective moderation on an important venue such as this and the inherent complexities and perils of the subject matter in this particular thread. I happen to think "Christian" anti-semitism is a very important, and timely, topic. I don't think it's at all appropriate for you, a fellow Forum member, to be issuing what sound to me like a summary judgment about my capabilities, a taunt wrt to my discernment capacities, and a very rude and baseless token of your skepticism about my potential for contribution to the discussion. It sounds, just a little bit, thus far, as if you wanted to judge, discredit and silence me. Just a wee bit, a hint of that.
I'm capable of telling the difference between these two types of discourse, to answer your taunt in the form of a question. In reply to the charge against me that followed it, I plead innocent: on the contrary, I am quite able to stop myself from engaging in inappropriate or out-of-place polemics, in spite of your false assertion. (The evidentiary basis for which interests me, but that's a separate issue.) I'm imperfectly capable of irenic discussion -- more than most, I like to think, and less than some. Like everyone else I could use some practice -- clearly including yourself. With respect to your suggestion that I unilaterally start a "debating thread," I believe I've sufficiently covered my thinking on that. You're evidently not content with that coverage, for whatever reason. This is not my problem. I'd point out that it's simply not your call, though I'd like to assure you of my due gratitude for the advice.
I think, with excellent reason, that I have much indeed to contribute to this discussion, and not only to this one but many, many others, too. I confess I find it somewhat odd that you don't mind giving me, and perhaps others, the impression at least of a desire to silence, discredit or intimidate me. I'm also curious about two other things: 1) who exactly has appointed you spokesman for "the rest of us," and 2) what are the grounds, in anything I've written thus far, to support your exhibition of what sounds to me a little bit like the nascence of a persecution complex, evinced in the fact that you request that I 'please leave "us" alone"? What's up with that? Am I really such a terrible meanie?
Oh, and thanks so much for your warm welcome to oc.net, Jonathan. Noted.
(This is assuredly my last word to you for the foreseeable on this thread. That you can take to the bank.)
*aside from indicating my view about its importance and relevance.