I certainly wouldn’t impute any intent in this instance, here on the FR Religion Forum, but I’ve seen this done on other forums.
Elsewhere, it’s a popular thread distruption, redirection and hijacking technique, known as a “data dump.” It’s assumed that most don’t bother to read beyond the lengthy reply or replies.
But, no one on here would ever do such a thing, would they? I’ll choose to believe the best rather than the worst, and assume it’s to also show the church in a positive light, an attempted counterbalance that appears to have merely gotten a little out of hand.
Okay, thank you for telling me about “data dump.” I hadn’t heard that one before. I figured it was a counter-attack of sorts, but the commentary wasn’t painting HLI in a good light as it was missing the images (and there was way too much of it as well), so the commentary looked ugly, not supportive IMO.
Thanks again for the description.