Folding, spindeling, and mutilating lauguage for fun since Aug, 2004
Thursday, 17 May 2007

I need to start a list of all the things I do that are "Evil".

Now I find out that heaven isn't going to allow Science Fiction either?  Forget about it.  I don't want to go.  I want to spend eternity wherever James White and Richard Biggs, and Andreaus Katsulas (among others) are.

You can keep the harp.

Go to:

http://www.progressivehistorians.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=1443

Progressive Historian has posted the text from an old Moral Majority pamphlet from 1981.  It has 26 “don’ts” for students.  Some of them are actually pretty good.  Most are just silly.

#’s 1 & 2  made me laugh:

1. Don't get into science-fiction values discussions or trust a teacher who dwells on science fiction in his/her "teaching."

2. Don't discuss the future or future social arrangements or governments in class.

Thursday, 17 May 2007 21:07:07 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00) | Comments [5] |  | #
Friday, 18 May 2007 11:16:30 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Thank you!!! So many interactions now make perfect sense.
a small penguin
Friday, 18 May 2007 23:30:13 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
*I* knew not to get involved in fantasy role-playing games back in high school! A good Christian girl would never do such a thing. In fact, even after I ceased to consider myself a Christian, I wouldn't let my little brother read my fantasy novels, because he still wanted to be a Christian, and I didn't want to expose him to anything corrupt. Needless to say, he found books by himself.

Somehow it was still OK for Dad to be a big Starwars/StarTrek, etc fan...
Saturday, 19 May 2007 06:20:14 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Ah yes, the whole D&D will make you ax-murder your family myth.

But you should't lump all fantasy together remember:

Lord of the rings (we are obligated to use what gifts and power we have to resist evil and act for good)= evil
Harry Portter (we are obligated to use what gifts and power we have to resist evil and act for good)= evil
C.S. Lewis (we are obligated to use what gifts and power we have to resist evil and act for good)= family values.

I remember when there was the little flap about how some publisher wanted to re-publish C.S. Lewis' works with the Christianity removed.

You'd never hear a conservative admit it, but the "intellectual eliet" were by-and-large against it. You can't take the Christianity out of those books without ruining them, and it would be a darned shame to do it.

You can't write a good epic without it being based on values. Not surprisingly, the best ones are the basic values that are at the foundations of all cultures and religions.

What I don't understand is how an epic demonstrating those values that is based on secularism is evil, and an epic detailing those SAME values based on Christianity is good.
Teresa
Sunday, 20 May 2007 16:44:20 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
While reading the list I thought of some points to respond to, but after finishing it I can't help but laugh and wish I could make money from stupid things that come my mind.
Sunday, 20 May 2007 20:26:31 (Central Standard Time, UTC-06:00)
Hey Jamie!

Good to see you again!

Yeah. And yet all I see is that if a liberal thinks the things Falwell said displayed willfull ignorance, cruelty, and olympic-grade self-importance it's "hate".

But when Falwell supported Apartheid, it was "Christian values", I guess. and what about his slander of the Clintons. Everyone knows I've been critical of Bill, and I don't think Hillary would be a good president, but I don't happen to believe they are serial killers like Falwell claimed, and I don't think he believed it either.

I don't believe Falwell had Christian values at all. Jesus would never have supported apartheid, nor lied about his politial opposites.
Teresa
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