I have been doing a series on my interactions with Citizen Tom and some of his commentors. Tonight Citizen Tom had enough and decided it was time to put me in my place. Here
Tom felt it necessary to do a smear campaign on me like he has done to others lately but I think it was for different reasons.
I engaged one of his blog followers, Matthew who actually paid me a compliment. “You are clever, Chief. I like that. 😉 I would say touché but that depends on what words and deeds will be displayed in the movie.”
That’s all it took. His ego could not allow this to continue. It was his sandbox , but other kids were getting the attention.
Tom was so infuriated that he decided to do an entire blog about me. He makes lots of accusations but doesn’t provide proof of them. I think Ark and John Z can attest to this. And then he decided to smear one of the sources of my comments, world renown Jesus expert, Geza Vermes. You can read about his credentials here. First he points out that Vermes was a Jew ! WOW ! I wonder if he knew Jesus was a Jew too ! Then the ultimate smear that we have all heard professing Christians like Tom make, DRUM ROLL ! “It is also likely that Vermes conversion to Christianity never was sincere.”
I feel sorry for people like Tom . I really do. You always have to look over your shoulder living in a glass house .
What I believe his readers will say about me even though most didn’t agree with what I had to say is this. I was respectful . Yes, I was stirring the pot to get certain people to think about what they were saying, but in a respectful way.
Tom says this in his “Code of Ethics” “4. I will avoid personal attacks or unfair characterizations of the subjects of my published works and the readers who offer comments.”