>From: Joel Cannon <email@example.com>
> It happened that year that four of my best (and favorite) students
> were quite avowedly secular. These bright students (one was truly
> exceptional) were so agitated by what Howard said that they could not
> write a coherent paper. They even went so far as to question the
> character of that mean guy Howard Van Till (I think one said something
> akin to Howard being a "slasher").
> This was truly a delightful change for me since I was used to having
> fundamentalists attack the book (and myself for assigning it and
> liking it). I passed the papers on to Howard so he could have the joy
> of being attacked from the left for a change.
Yes, I was happy for something to balance (in small part) the criticism that
comes from the other direction.
Howard the Mean
Howard the Slasher
Howard the Redeemable
(Take your pick)
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