Saturday, February 28, 2009

The dirt on Tom Verenna

Responding to Tom Verenna's "Fighting Against the Slander" here.

[Contrary to Tom Verenna's claim, Frank Walton is not the author of this blogsite. But he supports it.]

Tom Verenna never had academic credibility in his life. Scoring poorly in high school, no college would accept him (that's right, he only has a high school degree). In an effort to save face, he made up a pseudonym ("Rook Hawkins") and joined the practically defunct and refuted atheist group "The Rational Response Squad" (it should be noted that the RRS has been responsible for numerous of rumors, like Richard Dawkins having a sexual affair with other women!). There, he proclaimed himself as a "critical historian" while lying about being backed by real scholars. Also, since he was sexually repressed as a teenager, he made up yet another title "the ladies man." As "the ladies man" he met a few girls on line, had sex with them, and wrote a number of pornographic articles. On top of it all, Verenna claimed he was a Gulf War veteran! As an army combatant, you'd expect him to engage in debates. He doesn't. He'll only debate on his own biased and unfair terms.

Having been found out as an academic fraud with absolutely no reputable credentials at all and writing a number of articles found to be plagiarized, Verenna no longer uses the name "Rook Hawkins" but uses his real name - Tom Verenna - hoping it would make him look more respectful. Indeed, Verenna is trying to erase his past as "Rook Hawkins" and the overwhelming embarrassment it has caused him.

Over all, he is trying to desperately look like an intelligent historian. But both atheists and Christians know that he is a fraud. For as long as he lives, Verenna will never be taken seriously as a "historian" let alone as a man with intelligence. To this day, many atheists who used to defend Tom Verenna, has had their own reputations tarnished because of him. As a result, skeptics and atheists alike have distanced themselves from him. Consequently, this makes anybody look stupid or desperate, if they're actually willing to use him as a source.

Tom Verenna's Facebook:


Tom Verenna's Email:

The following list is about Tom Verenna (just remember, he used the pseudonym "Rook Hawkins"):

Tom Verenna's Incompetence:

Verenna's stupidity is astounding. He has the inability to comprehend the material he reads as is evidence here and here and here and here.

Just recently, Tom Verenna was kicked out of the fellowship with The Jesus Project here!

Tom Verenna's Lies:

Verenna's name is downright synonymous with the word "dishonesty." He will stop at nothing to try to make himself look legitimate. Often he'd name other historians and claim they back him up (like Thomas L. Thompson, Eric Schumacher, etc.). THIS IS CLASSIC TOM VERENNA!!! Funny thing is, once contacted, the "scholars" and "historians" refuse to align themselves with Verenna! You can find evidence of Verenna's dishonest tactic here and here and here.

Also, Verenna lied about serving in Iraq! No joke! Despite his very young age, he has claimed to do tours in the Gulf War. Saying,

"You know how many friends I've lost in Iraq? You know why the fuck they're over there? Keeping the rest of my fucking friends alive, not because they want to masacre fucking children you dumb shit."


"This may have been true prior to combat. In fact I was gung-ho. But when you have people trying to KILL you on the other side of the fense, or the hill, or the desert plain, or the sand dune, your politics change pretty damn fast."

Tom Verenna made those statements in this forum <- However, he deleted it.

Tom Verenna's Plagiarism:

Verenna often writes and tries to make his material look like it came from an academic. The problem many of his material has been plagiarized! You can find evidence of that here.

Tom Verenna the Coward:

Verenna is a master at dodging debates. Usually, if he does "debate" someone it would be under his unfair and biased terms (for instance, he won't debate anybody on the radio unless he has at least 2 other people with him, like Brian J. Cutler and Kelly). Nevertheless, he is an intellectual pussy. If Verenna knows he cannot beat his opponent in a debate, he'll ad hominem and slander his challenger like what he did to JP Holding here; or he'll say that he did take up to his challenger's request to debate, then LIE and say the challenger never showed up to debate, like what he did to James White here and here. Verenna got so scared of Dr. White that he actually banned people from his website just by mentioning his name.

Tom Verenna the pervert:

Verenna is actually a terrible writer when he's not plagiarizing other people's works as evidence of that is here. And you can also read how Verenna asked someone to provide him with "cum" here.

Tom Verenna the fascist:

Tom Verenna said this of Frank Walton (after Walton found out about Verenna's plagiarism):

...let this be a reminder that this is what the [Rational Response Squad] is fighting for - to free minds and rid the world or [sic] irrational people like Frank Walton...
Rid the world? Would Verenna do some type of eugenics program on Frank Walton? Believe it or not, the Rational Response Squad (whom Tom Verenna was a member of) has told their listeners they would put people of religion in an asylum so they can be brainwashed to atheism. Read about that here and here and here. On the other hand, Verenna would rather wipe them off the face of the earth!

Tom Verenna the rip-off artist:

So, what does Brian J. Cutler and Tom Verenna do after they receive about $500 dollars for their organization from an immature atheist? Well, they first take the money from him, then they ban him from their website.

Atheists Against Tom Verenna

Fact Finding Investigators:

Rants N Raves:

Hiya Tom Verenna
"An Historian"
Continuing the "Dialogue" Tom Verenna
RRS Tom Verenna lies about peer review of his long-awaited Jesus myth book
Should we call Tom Verenna's bluff?
Tom Verenna? LOLOLOLOLOLOCOPTOR!!!!!!111
The offical Tom Verenna "silliest sentences" thread
RRS 2009 - I see failure in the future

Richard Dawkins' Forum:

What Tom Verenna is not
On the Jesus Project

Encyclopedia Dramatica:

Kiddy Intellectual Fraud

A Graduate Student's Blog:


April DeConick distances herself from The Jesus Project due to Verenna's quoting her out of context:


More links to come!


  1. Good roll up of all the horseshit this wannabe has generated.

  2. I think you should be clear that there is no evidence that Tom was part of the Dawkins rumor. Everything from that chat transcript suggests that it was Brian and Kelly. It's on the ED page.

    I'm not sure you can connect him with the $500 Matt Shizzle deal either. AFAIK the business is a sole proprietorship with Sapient in command. Until I hear otherwise, I'm going to hold Brian responsible for accepting of Shizzle's money and ditching him.

    Also Rook is no longer with the Squad. He deleted his blogs, he's under a new name, and he made it clear he's trying to distance him self from the squad even if Brian lied to the membership about the subject.

  3. Panda,

    I didn't say that Verenna said Dawkins had an affair with another woman. I said that his group did.

    I did link to the $500 youtube video.



  4. Tom Verenna is the biggest fucking idiot in the world. He lies over and over and over again. He knows nothing of the subject which he claims he studies for. He dodges debates. Atheists hate him. He acts like an arrogant child and he won't defend his position. And on top of it all he sucks dick.


  6. Hi, thanks for the information. We're making articles exposing Thomas Verenna here:

  7. Tom Verenna's nostrils are soooo big he gives Judd Nelson a run for his money.

    Tom Verenna's nostrils are soooo big you can put both of Kelly O'Connor's boobs in them.

    Tom Verenna's nostrils are soooo big you can put all his lies into them.

  8. I'm an atheist and active in the community and I agree, I can't stand the guy. He needs to crawl back into whatever hole he came out of.

  9. You disgusting cunts

  10. I will have to second that.

    He reviewed my book, having not even bothered to read it. He then made a series of laughable errors and statements, due to his not reading the explanations or even read the original historical documents. However, having pointed out his many errors in a very friendly reply, he simply deleted all my postings, and hid behind a wall of censorship - while making childish remarks from behind that wall.

    The guy lives in a bubble of pseudo-superiority, based upon censorship. Of course he is always 'right', because all his mistakes and errors are ruthlessly deleted, just as Stalin and Pol Pot were always 'right'.

    The guy is a complete fraud.

    Ralph Ellis

  11. Says Ralph Ellis, who was soundly refuted by Verenna and Caruso on his Abgar claims:
    Ralph Ellis is, as he puts it above, "unknown". He is also wrong. Tom Verenna has had a sad past, but he has reformed (and edited a book with Thomas Thompson). Ellis hasn't.

  12. Myself refuted by Thomas Verenna?? That is a bit like being refuted by an earthworm, is it not?

    In reality, Tom Verenna did not read the book (Jesus, King of Edessa), otherwise he would have known that I have NOT conflated four kings into one, as he claimed. In reality, I have conflated only two pairs of different kings.

    a. King Abgarus V of Edessa is King Monobazus of Adiabene.
    b. King Manu VI of Edessa is King Izas of Adiabene.

    Why have I done so? Because King Abgarus and King Monobazus shared a common wife - Queen Helena of Adiabene/Edessa (and thus King Manu and King Izas shared a common mother). If Thomas Verenna cannot understand that two kings with the same wife are likely to be the same person, he is either a retard or a troll. In the case of Tom Verenna, he is both, because if had read the book he would have known that four chapters deal with the reasons why Adiabene and Edessa were the same location.


    And in relation to the incorrect Greek fonts, I did tell him that eBooks will only accept one font (Kindle have recently expanded to four Latin fonts), and thus eBooks will NOT accept Greek or Hebrew fonts.

    We have partly overcome this by using the few Greek letters that are embedded in standard Times Roman, but this is not a complete Greek font set. While we got most of the Greek words into proper Greek fonts, the Hebrew text in this book have for now been relegated to little pictures, because eBooks will not support Hebrew at all.

    If Tom Verenna cannot understand the limitations of eBooks, he has no authorship/publishing experience. However, if he will not correct his blog after being told what the true problem was, then he is a malicious fraud with an agenda.

    And I would have to question your motives for continuing a professional relationship with such a fraud.

    Ralph Ellis

    1. .
      Oh, and in regard to Thomas Verenna's criticism of the coin image that was used on the front cover of "Jesus, King of Edessa", if Verenna had bothered to turn to the inside cover he would have found a complete explanation as to why this coin was used.

      The reality is that the coin of King Manu (i.e.: King Jesus) is too rough to demonstrate the Crown of Thorns properly, but since all the kings of Edessa used the same crown and had the same facial profile, the 3rd century coin used is completely representative of the 1st century coin.

      And no, it is not illegal to own these coins, as they came from French territory. Perhaps Verenna and his knuckle-dragging pals (for they do appear to be a mafia) need to read a little more about Edessan coin finds.

      Ralph Ellis