[Update: After I made this post, David Marshall updated his blog to remove my name and picture. To see the original polemic that started this exchange, click on the following: Christ the Tao: Matthew Ferguson (Celsus) on the “Marshall School of Apologetics”.]
Marshall wrote his post complaining about an Amazon thread, titled “The David Marshall School of Apologetics.”
In his post, Marshall describes me as “that unfortunate type of ignoramus who is even ignorant of the fact that he is ignorant.” He also accuses me of misusing a Martin Luther quote, stating, “I bet Ferguson hasn’t read this quote in context.” He also states at another point in the post, “Ferguson clearly is lying.”
This is all very strange to me, because, so far as I know, I have never written or commented on any reviews at Amazon!
What is further perplexing is that I have clarified to Marshall, when he commented here a couple weeks ago, that I am not the reviewer named Celsus on Amazon. I dare say that I was rather polite in my comment reply to Marshall, where the first thing I specified was that he had confused me with another Celsus.
And now Marshall accuses me of being ignorant and not fully reading things in context… Alas, I have learned not to expect much out of apologists these days, but I hope that Dr. Marshall, since I have informed him of this oversight and impetuous reaction against the wrong person, will at least have the honesty to apologize.
Marshall does state in the post: “I’d love to admit I was wrong about something, if only Ferguson would once in a great while get something right.” Well, aside from the fact that I wrote nothing in that Amazon review, I do think I am right about who I actually am.
[Update: After being notified on his blog, David Marshall has apologized in the comments section for incorrectly directing his post against me. I have accepted his apology, and updated this page accordingly. Marhall has also edited his page to take down my name and picture. For the original context of what started this exchange, you can see the original post here.]