I'd like to see the heavy swingers on CA come here for a debate-off...
Perhaps you should go over there and extend an invitation .
They have taken a great dislike to us. We are not welcome there.
You may be right -- in fact, there's quite a lot of evidence to make the closing of the "Eastern Christianity Forum" seem suspicious. But at the same time, I'm not entirely clear on the reasons that they had an "Eastern Christianity Forum" there to begin with.
They had an Eastern Christianity forum because, when I was asked to moderate the then newly created Eastern Catholicism forum there, I convinced them that it should instead be labeled as Eastern Christianity, so as to make our Orthodox brethren welcome to post there as well - pointing out that almost all of the Eastern and Oriental Catholic Churches had their origins in Orthodoxy, that Orthodoxy should not be relegated to the Non-Catholic Religions forum, and that Eastern and Oriental Christians - Catholic and Orthodox - had more in common and, thus, more to discuss, dialogue, and debate about than either did with Latin Catholics or anyone else regularly posting there. I actually took a lot of heat at the time from a few folks who took umbrage with the notion that the forum was to be inclusive of both Orthodox and Catholics. But, I won, for quite a while ...
Neil (aka 'Joe Monahan', as the mod of the Eastern Christianity forum)