I have a policy of approving all comments that aren’t outright threatening. I do this because I believe in healthy dialogue between persons of vastly different opinions, but I also do it because even comments like “You’re Judas” or “You’re an oppressor” or “You’re a false prophet and destined for Hell” are valuable. They are valuable because they allow me to introspect on the things that I write, to look deep and try to find that place where I probably AM an oppressor, where I AM very much like Judas, where I may act as a false prophet. Long story short: I can take the abuse, the verbal stones that get thrown, because I know where my convictions are, I know to Whom I belong, and I know that my Redeemer lives!
That said, I will not tolerate abusive language between commenters. People can hold widely divergent beliefs without resorting to language and insults that would make Martin Luther blush. Commenters who use such abusive language will be asked to edit their comment to exclude the abusive language. If they refuse, their comment will be deleted. Further infractions will result in that commenter being blocked from the comments section. There are many places on the Internet where uncivil, unloving statements are tolerated – this site will not be one of them.