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When I was young I
knew a set of identical twins. One of the twins was always
getting the other one into trouble because of a mistaken identity.
Many criminal trials have ended tragically over the years because of
a rush to accuse, when we believe we have the "real" criminal, only
to find later that it was a case of mistaken identity.
It seems that I
have an evil twin. Although I am sure that my "twin" is a very
fine and good man, we have the same name. This has created a
bit of confusion. As life would have it, there are a lot of
other people with the name "Rick Richardson", but one of these other
people is a very prolific writer of Christian books. He is not
me. My book is titled "Origins of Our Faith". I have not
read the "other Rick Richardson's" books, but from their description
I would say that our theological perspectives very quite a bit from
My apologies to the
other Rick Richardson for any confusion. I can imagine the
firestorm against him for my book that may have happened,
considering what has happened when people assumed that I had written
HIS books. He, from what I can tell, is a mainstream Christian
thinker who writes for a mainstream Christian reader.
I don't mind being
criticized and challenged for my beliefs. However, we should always
try to "have the right guy". I cannot explain why someone else
has written something. You will need to take it up with him.
But please don't. Like I said, I am sure he is a very fine and
good man. Leave him alone. Because, after all, he is not
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