Thursday, May 13, 2010

A Squirrel in Babylon: The Caner File

A Squirrel in Babylon: The Caner File

Squirrel has been keeping up with the Ergun Caner story on his blog. I hadn't been paying much attention to it until I kept seeing it pop up on several blogs I like to read. As I said in a comment, it looks like Ergun Caner and Liberty University may have been sowing seeds of deception and the love of money and celebrity, and are now reaping the results.


Anonymous said...

Liberty University & Libertines

Speaking of evangelical scandals and Liberty University in the same breath, readers can Google “Appendix F: Thou Shalt Not Steal” (line-by-line proof that THE Jerry Falwell’s 1981 “Fundamentalist Phenomenon” book was a huge plagiarism of George Dollar’s 1973 “History of Fundamentalism in America”!). Also Google “Thomas Ice (Bloopers).” Ice is a prof at LU whose “Ph.D” was “obtained” from a tiny Texas school that was fined by the state of Texas for illegally issuing degrees! When “Dr.” Ice reproduced in 1989 Margaret Macdonald’s short “pre-tribulation rapture” revelation of 1830 (Margaret originated this 180-year-old escapist endtime view which has made millionaires of Lindsey, LaHaye etc.!), he somehow left out 49 words when copying it - the same 49 words LaHaye left out in the same sections when a book of his reproduced it three years later! (LaHaye has been one of LU’s biggest donors.) Ice, BTW, also had the same distinctive copying errors Lindsey had when he had reproduced MM’s revelation in his 1983 book! Since Liberty University is one of the top promoters of the same fringe-British-originated pretrib rapture fantasy, interested readers can also Google “Famous Rapture Watchers,” “Pretrib Rapture Diehards,” “Pretrib Rapture Secrecy,” “Letter from Mrs. Billy Graham,” and “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty” (documented plagiarism and other dishonesty since 1830 by some of the best known names in evangelicalism) - all uncovered by the author of the bestselling book “The Rapture Plot.” (Evangelicals should take some tranquilizers before reading the above!)

(About item just seen on web - Ann)

Jennie said...

I'm not surprised about the plagiarism; it just goes along with other things I've seen, such as Falwell and LaHaye's connection to Sun Myung Moon. And those Left Behind books were really weird.