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Posted on 10/20/2010 8:47:09 AM PDT by RJR_fan
Ive debated with myself over whether I should respond to Tommy Ices awful article about me and my book End Times Fiction that Brannon Howse published on his Worldview Weekend site. ... The head of a worldview ministry is responsible for answering his critics honestly. So far, Brannon has not done this.
Tommy claims that Im jealous ... Tommy claims to know my motives in writing End Times Fiction. He doesnt. I write my books because I believe there is a need for their message. Anyway, suppose jealousy is the reason I wrote the first edition of End Times Fiction. Ices jealousy charge is a red herring to divert attention from his theological perspective and his poorly reasoned arguments. He also engages in an ad hominem. My motives are irrelevant to the substance of my argument. I could be jealous, and LaHaye could be wrong.
By the way, what are LaHayes motives for writing Left Behind and Ices defense of LaHaye? There are lots of people who have charged that LaHayes doing it for the money. The original series was planned for three volumes. When LaHaye and his publisher saw how well the series was selling, they stretched out the gravy train to 16 books. This doesnt count the 40 volumes of kids books and related Left Behind spin-offs ... . What motive would Ice have to defend LaHaye and attack me? He gets paid by LaHaye and has served as a co-author with him on several book projects. ... Denial is all they can do since theres no empirical way to prove that LaHayes not doing it for the money just like theres no way to prove that I didnt write End Times Fiction out of jealousy. Thats why charges of motive make bad arguments.
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Does anyone know any author who wrote a book out of ‘jealousy’?
The “I’m a victim” schtick is silly when lefties use it. It is just plain pathetic when conservatives use it.