well, sometimes i do, but when i read some comments, like the ones posted here and at huff post… from people who have otherwise engaged with me in the past… i just don’t.
Watt’s article was annoying to me because he added nothing of scholarly value to the conversation, and yet makes a few sideswipes against Ehman and an unnamed quasi-mythicist (Carrier?) without offering an iota of evidence that Ehrman’s writings have “problems”.
It’s a vague opinion piece with an unearned air of condescension.
Learning how things work is the first step, of course. I responded with
Why yes, it is an opinion piece… where we are given between 800 and 1000 words. It does not add scholarly insight because writing an editorial really isn’t supposed to.
As far as offering evidence, I did what I could with links, in the absence of footnotes, I mean.
As far as unearned… well, that is a rather subjective opinion, which you are , of course, entitled to have. I tried to strip any sense of publicly humiliating mythicists for their tripe, but I see some got by me…
anywho… I guess everyone will have someone who doesn’t like what they say or do… but it would be nice if said detractor would, you know, get the context of the action…
huff po is not, and i repeat, not an academic journal. it is a news and opinion site.
do i care? not really, i mean besides writing this post so that i could post at least something to do…
oh and sticks and stones, beau… sticks and stones.