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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on December 19, 2004 21:08:46 UTC

Hi Macula,
I do agree with you that God isn't the exclusive intellectual property of some old-boy's club of theologians and philosophy professors.

That statement was good.

The jokes were okay too.

The rhetorical stuff was not very important, maybe, yet I will address them as it could
be beneficial to self-edit in future:

Instead of addressing what I actually wrote, one made up some stuff I did not say and
disputed it.

In this forum's exchange, we did not read anyone suggesting a quantitative correlation between ownership of money and ownership of true God.

Yet, typical of that post was the implication that thatwas what I had written.
If we want to write about the importance of
credentials, there is no need to attribute to me,
by implication, a position I did not hold. No credentials can make up for -- what was suggested I was employing? -- a "horrendously sloppy assumption..?"
...maybe you're just making the assumption that people with academic credentials necessarily have money?
Compared to most persons in the world, any career professor at Oxford, or most professionals in the medical field, is quite wealthy. Owning a comfortable modern house, having an automobile and a decent pension are all signs of relative opulence. To have had
career employment at a university might not confer all these -- are you saying the author in question does not have these?
The privilege of be published, reviewed and widely read is, I believe, more than a little bit correlated with this demographic reality. Shall we examine this point further without a mocking tone? Or just go on without a mocking tone, period?
Oh well, Hi Macula.

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