Online messages generated by anonymous or pseudonymous discussers
from certain speech communities not only reflect cultural identity properties but also exhibit group identification processes.
Limited as discussers
are to the pace and vagaries of email, at least they can't all talk at once (as we tend to do on controversial subjects at my shop's editorial board meetings).
The misunderstanding dialogues between Jesus and the discussers
betray three aspects of a crisis within Johannine Christianity: (a) the obsolescence of the synoptic (Petrine) interpretation of the feeding and sea-crossing narratives; (b) the struggle between the Johannine community and the Synagogue; (c) the centrifugal consequences of docetizing tendencies within Johannine Christianity.
Their blocked writers were recruited via newspaper advertisements and assigned to one of four treatments: (a) as hypnotically induced dreamers, (b) as waking imagers, (c) as rational discussers
, or (d) as controls.
However, the discussers
are mainly western watchers and some Russian ministries.