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Old 06-28-2013, 06:28 AM   #11
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Two New Books: On Suicide Bombing & Muslim Secular Democracy
Filed under: Islamophobia,Terrorism — Neil Godfrey @ 9:52 pm
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McGrath’s Review of Brodie’s Memoir: Incompetent or Dishonest?
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Making of a Mythicist, Act 1, Scene 2
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:02 AM   #12
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Christian soldiers are shutting us down.
Should have been done long ago.
What if you knew Vridar as it lay dead and ground.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:24 AM   #13
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Here's what Neil just posted on Facebook:

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My Vridar blog was deactivated by Wordpress because I exposed Joel Watts, a published New Testament "scholar", as a fraud and liar -- He complained to Wordpress that I had quoted his own (fraudulent) blogpost in full as part of my analysis of it. I am therefore deemed to be in some sort of violation of copyright law.
And you'll thought I was just some paranoid conspiracy theorist!
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:27 AM   #14
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I can tell you it was not Joel Watts or James McGrath or myself (for those speculating).

Edit: Where did Godfrey hear it was Joel?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #15
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Yeah right. I like you. I like McGrath. I like Jim West. Don't get me started about that other guy. It's not me saying this it's straight from Wordpress apparently. The latest from Neil at his Facebook account (the only way he's communicating right now):

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It appears that Joel Watts (of Unsettled Christianity blog fame) has lodged a complaint with Wordpress over my copying his recent fraudulent blogpost and in which I exposed him as an incompetent fool.

http://vridar.wordpress.com/2013/06/...lical-scholar/

Wordpress has accordingly deactivated my Vridar blog. I received no warning, no take-down notice, no complaint whatever. Only a sudden deactivation of my blog.

I have been told by Wordpress that I must contest this complaint by legal means if I wish to have my blog reactivated. But I have received no complaint or warning at all. So I have no idea how I can contest anything.

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Get your head out of your ass about Joel. He's bad news.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:53 AM   #16
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And just as an intellectual exercise - how do you know with such certainty that it wasn't Joel? Isn't the implication of what you are saying that Joel is a more trustworthy source than Neil? Why would Neil lie about this?
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:56 AM   #17
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And what if Neil produced an email from Wordpress to this effect? Please don't tell me that you would still side with Joel on this one? As I said, I've made consistently positive reference to you, Jim West, James McGrath and the rest of the folks at the Biblioblog Club. Please explain why Joel is next to Jesus and Mary in terms of immaculateness.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:59 AM   #18
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I retract my earlier post. That said...

It is my understanding that Neil was asked to cease wholly copying full text from Joel's blog to which he did not comply. All he had to do was summarize to link and quote snippets to accomplish the same task. Instead he didn't listen. It had nothing to do with content, it had to do with going against DMCA fair use. This holds true for everyone. DMCA did give Godfrey a chance to fix it. He didn't do it. And he got burned as a result.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:59 AM   #19
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The latest from Neil:

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I am told by Wordpress I defied a take-down notice. I never received any take-down notice (yes, I've also checked my spam) -- and told the only way I can appeal is to fill out a form in which I say I am an American citizen (but I'm not) and that I want to contest a take-down notice I've never seen!!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:02 AM   #20
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I should show y'all what Joel did to me. This went into affecting my livelihood, my family, my wife and my kids. All for having the silliest of disputes with him.
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