More from Peter Jeffery
It's worth mentioning the ongoing dialogue between Peter Jeffery and certain defenders of Morton Smith in the comments under my post from three weeks ago. Discussion finally seems to be winding down.
Just as cooks pray for a good crop of young animals and fishermen for a good haul of fish, in the same way busybodies pray for a good crop of calamities or a good haul of difficulties that they, like cooks and fishermen, may always have something to fish out and butcher. (Plutarch, "On Being a Busybody")