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Re: [Synoptic-L] Woolly thinking

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  • Tim Reynolds
    ... [snip] ... Exemplary in various categories: ... AMEN to each and everyone of those words of wisdom! Best wishes Antonio Jerez * random auditory events is
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 13, 2003
      on 11/13/03 12:35 PM, John C. Poirier at poirier@... wrote:

      > While following a link from James Davila's weblog, I ran across an
      > interesting website at www.butterfliesandwheels.com. At one level down
      > into the site, it (facetiously) presents a list of the best rhetorical
      > "tips" "employed by the world's best woolly-thinkers":
      >
      > * Be Courageous
      > * Be dismissive
      > * Cheers and catcalls
      > * Claiming is Succeeding
      > * Clumsy sarcasm
      > * Define words in your own special way
      > * Develop sudden hearing loss
      > * Do a Procrustes
      > * Embrace contradiction
      > * Emotional Blackmail
      > * Evasive Tactics
      > * Fly under the radar
      > * Go Ahead, Contradict Yourself
      > * Histrionics
      > * Imply
      > * Mention the Armchair
      > * Moral One-upmanship
      > * Pat yourself on the back
      > * Pave With Good Intentions
      > * Play the theory card
      > * Pretend to be amused
      > * Repetition
      > * Say the methodology was flawed
      > * Translate
      > * Translate Even More When the Subject is Religion
      > * Use 'Obscure' as a First Name
      > * Use obscurity
      >
      > If one looks over the list with the field of synoptic source criticism
      > in mind, there is only one item (in my opinion) that really jumps out as
      > a seriously recurring problem: "Be dismissive."

      [snip]

      > John C. Poirier
      > Middletown, Ohio
      >

      Exemplary in various categories:


      Leonard Maluf wrote:

      >Dear list,
      >
      > I don't know who started it, but I do hope we have seen the last for a
      >while of discourse on auditory piracy. I think it is an extremely unpromising
      >avenue to pursue, especially as an explanation for the gospels of Matthew and
      >Luke, understood as deriving from a presumed "heard" Mark. The authors of both
      >these Gospels are manifestly persons who had intimate, hands-on familiarity
      >with numerous books, and it is unlikely in the extreme that, even in the (also
      >unlikely) event that the Gospel of Mark already existed when they wrote, they
      >were reduced to the exigency of picking up what they could of it from random
      >auditory events. The theory simply doesn't merit the further exercise of our
      >collective mental resources, in my never-too-humble view. Requiescat in pace.
      >Amen.
      >
      >By the way, happy New Year, everyone!
      >
      >Leonard Maluf


      AMEN to each and everyone of those words of wisdom!

      Best wishes

      Antonio Jerez

      *


      "random auditory events" is choice.

      Tim Reynolds
      Long Beach CA


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