“There were a number of interesting people who made it their life's work to argue for the truth of a flat earth - and were considerably successful at it. Reading the account of these events gave me an overwhelming sense of deja vu, due to the overwhelming parallels with the young-earth anti-evolutionists that I have run into on occasion (such as Dr. Isaac Betech).”By the way, I think that Chazal did not believe that the earth is flat; of course the sources will be presented and discussed in the public debate with Natan Slifkin. Since I do not think there are “overwhelming parallels” between my life's work and the defenders of a flat earth, I tried to publish a short respectful answer in Natan Slifkin’s blogspot, the same forum where I was defamed, but Natan Slifkin decided not to publish it. Is that the proper behavior for a “Rationalist-Jew”?
Update: Rationalist Judaism (http://www.rationalistjudaism.com/) is a moderated blogspot, i.e. Natan Slifkin decides if he publishes a comment or not. NS decided to publish E-Man’s accusation against me (a 2nd time, i.e. November 28, 2010 3:05 PM), but NS refused to publicize my defense to the second accusation… Is that the proper behavior for a “Rationalist-Jew”?