Re: [mythsoc] Digest Number 790
> Message: 2Yeah. No joke. Major peeve of mine.
> Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 12:23:54 EST
> From: WendellWag@...
> Subject: Re: Re: More JRRT items
> What's really surprising is that
> quite a few of the people who say that they hew to an absolute literal
> interpretation of the Bible don't actually know that much about the Bible.
> This is why it's hard to argue with these people by telling them that they
> should read the Harry Potter books before they comment on them. These are
> people who take their interpretation of the Bible from other people, so it's
> natural for them to take their interpretation of the Harry Potter books from
> other people.
Sunday morning someone sent a URL to a site that condemned LoTR. It was full of lies and distortions. And, even if it weren't, using their criteria, the Bible would come out -worse-.
I think that over the past 20 years, what is called "Evangelical" has changed from Biblical to existentialist in worldview. Experience, not content, has become the important thing. On the whole. YMMV.
People who care about content can be taught. People who only want to have an emotional high exasperate me.
> Message: 6It is indeed quite beautiful. There was just something about the scale that sounded 'modern' to me.
> Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 15:45:36 -0600
> From: David J Finnamore <daeron@...>
> Subject: Re: Ithilien
> Yes, it is a bit modern (stylistically no more than 300 years old) but it's one that everyone liked to
> hear me play around the house and such, so I recorded it first.
"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future."
Robert Anson Heinlein