Re: Christ in Egypt: Anup the Baptizer
Information sent to us indicates that biomystic is a "cyberstalker", with an obsessive interest in the general topic of this book, but an inability to engage in logical discussion due to a focus solely on promoting his personal views, and a tendency to insult others who question him or seek to base opinion on evidence. This is a one-off case, due to the related prior history at other boards.
Booktalk also has precedents. As Tat mentioned above, earlier Booktalk experience with proselytizing trolls has been difficult, with one such case leading many sensible people to leave, after he was allowed to preach young earth creationism here for several years. This is a judgment call by the board owner.
Free speech here is entirely due to the enormous effort and expense that Chris OConnor has put in to build Booktalk as a community where free thought is welcomed. No one has a right to abuse this platform by making it difficult for others to participate. The board rules require politeness and engagement. When individuals persist in posting comments that do not engage with others and are rude, they put themselves on a path towards being banned.