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  1. Just Sayin'

    I’m amazed that ANYONE still takes Tabor the least bit seriously. He is the one with $$$ in his eyes.

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    1. D. C. Smith

      If anyone is “amazed,” it’s me. Why do anonymous critics write venomous comments like the one printed here? And why do you give them the forum to spew forth these kinds of baseless cheap shots aimed at someone like James Tabor? a man who is gifted in the extreme and a generous person, too, not at all motivated by the love of money.

      JS ought to change his handle to BS or “Just Slander!”

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      1. I know JS, actually, as a long time commentator. This is called freedom of speech, almost like a self-published author…

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        1. D. C. Smith

          Joel — we both know “free speech” is a good thing, but name-calling is something else entirely. You do yourself a disservice by defending ad hominem attacks as though they were an issue of personal or academic freedom. What JS wrote is more than mere commentary.

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  2. D. C. Smith

    What’s to prove? That James Tabor is not a scholar, a gifted writer, the head of the Dept. of Religious Studies at a highly respected university?? That he’s not motivated by the love of money???

    No thank you. He’s all the things you apparently are not, a man of principle and good will. Nothing more need be said. Or written!

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    1. No, I said to proof what you’ve said about JS, that his freedom of speech doesn’t count.

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      1. D. C. Smith

        Listen, freedom to speak, is a constitutional right, but we are not talking about legalities here. And whether or not SJ and JT “are correct” about their discoveries is something else again. My beef is with the anonymous accusations of Just Sayin’ masquerading as “free speech.”

        So-called “commentators” should stick to the issues without resorting to that kind of personal assault. It’s called being respectful without name calling or mislabeling people as you have done with me. I’m hardly James’ acolyte, or anyone else’s.

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        1. Oh? You mean like saying that I have no principles? That’s freedom of speech, you know. The same kind you’d deny to someone who whips up on your cherished person.

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          1. D. C. Smith

            You’re wrong about what I said. I used the word “apparently” because I don’t know you. I do know JT and I’m going to bat for him here (without him knowing about it, BTW), because I like him and respect him. You, on the other hand, seem to be stirring the pot for your own amusement or for other reasons.


          2. Oh… so it’s okay for the pot but not for the kettle?

            In other words, when caught, deny, deny, deny.

            Gotcha.

  3. Just Sayin'

    Yikes, we have a rare Taborite acolyte in our midst.

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  4. D. C. Smith

    Yep! because the pot is dirty and the kettle is clean as a whistle.

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    1. Let me help you out because you don’t seem to get it.

      You are a hypocrite. What you accuse JS of doing you do. I hope that helps.

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      1. D. C. Smith

        Nonsense, Joel. You seem to enjoy calling people names. For me it’s almost amusing, except it’s sad, too. Why don’t you try communicating without the rough edges?

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          1. D. C. Smith

            “In other words” are not my words!

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