Why So Long?Our longer posts are not presentations to be used at the door. They are meant to exhaustively cover every aspect of a matter so that our readers will know where they can find the information and do not have to go searching about for it. Also, it is so that we can minimize the clutter of this site's lists of blog posts. It is simply confusing to the reader to wade through post after post on the same subject to find that one with the point they really liked.
I have done everything in my power to make sure readers are able to quickly find the information they are looking for. Recently I have made several changes to this site and am about to make further changes to how the longer posts on this site are presented in order to make the posts more digestible and easier to search.
Say, for example, if I want to help the reader learn about logic and reasoning, I would do everything I could to present a very easy system for applying logic and reasoning without inundating the reader with a bunch of complex terminology and complicated descriptions about things that do not matter. I would, instead, train the reader in the art of thinking on the fly, providing only the information absolutely necessary to do this, thus condensing a whole voluminous book into a digestible 32 to 64 page brochure divided into headings and subheadings. (Which I will now be presenting in scrollable boxes in future posts.)
Since we do not make money from this writing, we are very interested in minimizing how much work we have to do to reach our goal of being exhaustive.
ExceptionsHowever, there are exceptions, especially in the op-ed pieces. In the previous post, Flip-side News: There is No Malawi-Mexico Double Standard, it was longer than it needed to be to present the basic information against the double standard claim. Why? Because it seemed necessary to help the reader to appreciate how serious the matter was in Malawi. It was also necessary to help the reader see how great a disservice it was, and vulgar disrespect, by our opposers, to treat our brothers as of so little account, using their suffering as a means to bite at the organization with lies. Our brothers and sisters lost their lives in brutal and horrific ways over many, many years, but our opposers put on heirs over it as if they are in the right in order to cover over their deceitful schemes. Our brothers deserve better. They deserve to be remembered for their sacrifices with dignity and respect. This served to bring across the impact of our opposers' disrespect. Malawi, of course, was politics, the swearing of allegiance, while Mexico merely involved bribery and the evasion of military service and that also needed to be addressed for the lesson it itself provides.
Our MissionSo, as you can see, we do not do things without reason. Look at the apostle Paul. He wrote long letters, but every word had meaning and impact. I do not try to write like Paul, nor to engage matters the way he did. But I follow his example in being thorough, but concise and that is the mission of this site
I hope I have helped some to understand that the length of our posts on this site are not for being digested all at once, but for making the information readily accessible and maximizing its impact and ease of understanding.