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6033Re: [mythsoc] LOTR review

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  • jamcconney@aol.com
    May 30, 2002
      In a message dated 5/30/2002 1:50:22 PM Central Daylight Time,
      gfunk@... writes:

      > Odd reviews do pop up in odd places. In The Anglican Digest, Whitsuntide
      > 2002, pp37-38, is an item titled "We See Evil for What It Is". Having
      > described LOTR (the film) as "a straightforward tale of straightforward
      > good and evil", the author, one William Murchison, proceeds to take off
      > on his own agenda, which is to prove that Americans have been driven
      > away from non-judgmental ambivalence. Ambivance was "modern" and
      > promoted by "our Intellectual Betters", he says. Americans now recognize
      > that evil is personified in Osama bin Laden, who ought to be given
      > royalties for contributing to the popularaity of LOTR.
      > Now there's a stretch! The article was copied from the Dallas Morning
      > News.

      My word!--as a good card-carrying Episcopalian, I really must track this one

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