Re: [XTalk] Jesus
- In a message dated 3/22/2002 10:29:54 PM Central Standard Time,
> --- LeeEdgarTyler wrote:I sincerely hope it is not construed to paint the XTalk list with any sort of
> > ... [XTalk] seems to have become more about what a few vociferous
> > participants find objectionable about the personalities or
> > politics of the fellows of the Jesus Seminar. I have never seen
> > such a petty, spiteful, and irrelevant exercise in cheap sniping
> > in an ostensibly professional forum in my life, and earnestly hope
> > never to see another.
> Unfortunately, Ed, your "few vociferous participants" may be
> misunderstood to include more folks than you intended. I had
> to look back to check my recollection that there was only _one_
> participant in the present debate with a rather obvious axe to
> grind against the JSem.
broad brushstroke. And even less would I want it construed as an objection
to any critical review of any published scholarship.
Insinuations and speculations toward personal integrity or motive, or toward
professional competence, have no place in a scholarly forum. This is
especially true when the issue at question permits a wide variety of
legitimate conclusions (as is the case with a great many issues involving
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