Re: Condescension

From: Theodore H. Mann (
Date: Thu Jul 09 1998 - 17:45:36 EDT

I don't know what elicited the following response by Jonathan, but I
completely agree with what he says. "If you can't stand the heat....",

Best in Christ,

Theodore "Ted" H. Mann
Orchard Lake, Michigan

On Tue, 09 Jun 1998 15:47:04 -0400 Jonathan Robie <>
>At 02:15 PM 7/9/98 +0000, Jon Robertson wrote:
>>Just a suggestion - how about if we send even potentially
>>condescending emails privately?? No need to denigrate (or
>>potentially appear to denigrate) anyone's lack of preparation for all
>>to see.
>If this is in reference to Will Wager's message, which clearly showed
>me to
>be both wrong and unprepared, then I disagree with you. Anyone who
>posts to
>B-Greek runs the risk of being obviously wrong. Now it would be wrong
>(1) make fun of someone, (2) insult their character, (3) insult their
>stance, (4) call names, etc., but pointing out that there are some
>things that I had overlooked is very useful. I learned from it, and
>who would have taken my original post too much at face value probably
>learned from it too.
>I don't think there's anything wrong with pointing out mistakes on
>And there's nothing wrong with doing it publically, since the post
>that is
>being corrected was also public. It should, however, be done with
>for the person who made the mistake.
>Jonathan Robie
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