Monday, September 17, 2007

Anonymity - Tom Ascol Flounders Again on Spurgeon

Brother Bob Ross posted this recently, and I want to share it with Flyswatter readers.

In my opinion, Brother Tom's view of anonymity seems to be: It is wrong to publish anonymously unless you reveal your identity to me and I decide that your reasons for anonymity are valid. As I noted in an April 14 post, he has no qualms about anonymity if it suits his purposes. He also on at least one occasion published an article in The Founders Journal by an anonymous writer.

The man seems to have no shame. We should all pray for him.



Have you noticed, Charles, that Brother Tom Ascol has lately been kicking up up dust about an anonymous letter by an SBC professor, posted on a blog, critical of a couple of the SBC seminary presidents?

Tom's seems to be "boiling" because the professor chose not to use his name for certain reasons.

Now in his latest post, Tom is evidently trying to somehow identify with the courage of C. H. Spurgeon in controversy, as if Tom is perhaps emulating Spurgeon.

Tom claims to be an admirer and reader of Spurgeon, but he apparently overlooked the fact that Spurgeon initiated the "Down Grade Controversy" by publishing two critical articles by an anonymous writer (March and April issues, 1887 The Sword and the Trowel magazine).

Not only so, but when some leaders of the Baptist Union tried to get Spurgeon to "name the names" of the persons who were subjects of the writer's criticisms, Spurgeon refused to comply and never did so.

So once gain, Tom Ascol's effort to somehow bask in the shade of Spurgeon's shadow collapses.


At Tuesday, September 18, 2007 7:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can admire someone and not agree with everything they do or say.

At Friday, September 21, 2007 12:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you're a jerk.


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