Dale Allison on fair criticism

One cannot fairly criticise an idea by ridiculing its distortions.

Dale C. Allison, Resurrecting Jesus: The Earliest Christian Tradition and its Interpreters. Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement. New York/London: T&T Clark, 2005. 222

AMEN! Other time wasters and generally less than honest tactics for dismissing a perspective include focusing on the weakest arguments in its support and ignoring the most sophisticated and strong arguments, as well as arguing against the poorest form of an argument.

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