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« Reply #45 on: April 06, 2003, 07:42:56 PM »

Keble -

This is difficult for me, but I must ask your forgiveness.

Regarding this statement I made in the Re:Protestant Forum? thread:

Of course, most of them will skeedaddle quick once their cherished notions are skewered, but the more rabid will stick it out.


I am afraid I offended you early on with that remark, which I deeply regret. It was incredibly stupid and arrogant of me. I will go back and edit it out.

Please forgive me.

Of course, I do not believe I am intellectually superior to any and all Protestants. That is not the case. It was simply a stupid remark.

A second point: you were right when you said I picked up the Barrett citation from an internet web site without actually examining Barrett's Encyclopedia for myself.

That was extremely sloppy scholarship on my part, and I should know better.

In pointing this out you have acted as a friend to me.

Faithful are the wounds of a friend, but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful (Proverbs 27:6).

You have saved me much embarrassment that I might have experienced were I to continue citing Barrett erroneously and in a less friendly venue.

Thank you.

It is true you have embarrassed me here; but here I am among my brothers, sisters, and friends.

They already know I am a jerk and love me anyway.

I have thought long and hard about this thread and the totality of it.

We disagree on many issues, and I have not changed my mind about them, nor am I likely to.

Yet I should never let my own anger produce a knee-jerk reaction that prevents the Lord from teaching me a good lesson.

Anyway, I hope you can forgive my arrogance and my sloppy scholarship. The latter was not the product of any intentional dishonesty, I assure you. It was the product of laziness, pure and simple.

May God guide you and bless you, and may He forgive me!
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« Reply #46 on: April 07, 2003, 08:50:29 AM »

Thank you for your most gracious apology. I have re-read what I wrote and find that my language is at times excessively strident and combative, for which I must apologize to you and to all others who frequent this place.

I did not make it to the library yesterday. At the last minute I was moved to stay at my son's concert and purchase one of the last remaining tickets. And a good thing too, as it happened. So I have no more detail on Barrett's analysis to present. Not that I am attempting to further refute you; it just seems to me that the information is interesting in its own right. (And eventually you're run into someone who claims that there are 4 million or more moslems in the USA. There aren't; studies indicate that there are probably no more moslems in the USA than Epsicopalians.)
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« Reply #47 on: April 07, 2003, 12:31:23 PM »

Keble -

Thanks for your gracious acceptance.

I am afraid I am the cause of any strident or combative language you may have used, so naturally, you are forgiven automatically.

I agree that the Barrett numbers are interesting in their own right, and I look forward to future installments of whatever you can tell us about them.
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