User talk:Paulglass4u

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Articles must be relevant to Orthodoxy

Dear Paulglass4u:

After some discussion with FrJohn, founder and lead sysop, I've deleted the articles you recently added on Lutheranism, Protestantism, and Old Catholicism.

An important feature of the subject orientation of OrthodoxWiki is that articles should pertain to Orthodox Christianity. (See the article on what OrthodoxWiki is about.) An article about the (purely hypothetical) Middle Earth Faux Baptist Convention would need to include information about the relations between Middle Earth Faux Baptists and Middle Earth Orthodox (such as Saint Gandalf the White), if there are any. Otherwise, users are free to use the Wikipedia project to learn more about the Middle Earth Faux Baptists.

I should note that a few of the pages you added had been deleted multiple times previously, so you're certainly not the first editor to make this mistake.

There is quite a lot to be said about the relationship of Orthodoxy to the sects and movements you were speaking of (think Cyril Lucaris, for example). However, such pages need to be concise and exclusively focused on their relations to Orthodoxy.

Thanks for your work editing. Let me know if you have any questions. --Basil 23:29, September 21, 2010 (UTC)

I agree, the article on Roman Catholicism is a beast and needs some serious help. However, there is a lot to work with in that article, given that the Roman Catholic Church was formerly in communion with the Orthodox Church and now is not. The Lutherans and other post-Reformation groups definitely have things that need to be said about them, but those things need to be focused on their relationship to Orthodoxy. The article on the Roman Catholic Church definitely needs some tightening in this area. --Basil 17:43, December 9, 2010 (UTC)