- Not a "letter," but still a rather clever Screwtape pastiche.
- On Mar 28, 2005, at 3:23 PM, Rateliff, John wrote:
> Actually, my response to a statement like that would depend upon whoHm, yes, except when you prefer to trim important context from
> made it, and in what context (I always look at context).
someone's quote to make it appear as though they said something they
didn't actually say.
> There's nothing inherently absurd about such a claim,Just as there was nothing inherently absurd in what it seemed to me you
were claiming about Lewis.
> However, since your sample scenario contradicts what Tolkien himselfAGAIN, just my point: but when I asked you for evidence, I was told
> said, there'd have to be compelling evidence before I'd adopt it.
roundly that I had no right to ask, and that instead I should just be
quiet and go read everything Lewis wrote myself to find the (in fact
non-existent) evidence I was asking for.
> Who made the claim, and whether or not I respected that person'sAs it did for me.
> opinion, would also play a part.