Wizards and a defense of Gandalf
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(10-02-2010, 08:59 AM)Herr_Mannelig Wrote:
(10-01-2010, 12:58 PM)Iolanthe Wrote: The latter. I made a point that reading Tolkien can have many of the same objections as reading the Harry Potter books. I don't have any kind of problem with either, personally, but dislike double standards.

That may be possible, but I am only referring to certain aspects, not the big picture. Someone on another thread made a point that Gandalf is a "wizard", therefore, Harry Potter must be acceptable to those who find Lord of the Rings to be acceptable.

Now, what is one to think of fantasy or certain types of fantasy is another question, one I didn't defend or about which I made no threads.

It isn't a double standard; you just don't follow what is actually being written.

It's easy to make something look like it's not a double standard by making arbitrary arguments and splitting hairs. I'm sure I could come up with plenty of evidence as to why HP is wholesome and LOTR is evil if I cared to. It's also easy to accuse someone of not understanding when they don't agree with you. I understand a lot more than you think...or maybe you are aware of it, which is why you keep starting new threads??

What you're doing is first class "missing the forest for the trees."
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Messages In This Thread
Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Historian - 09-29-2010, 09:59 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 09-29-2010, 10:53 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 09-29-2010, 11:11 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by timoose - 09-30-2010, 07:43 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by cgraye - 09-30-2010, 11:35 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 09-30-2010, 08:12 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 09-30-2010, 08:16 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by piabee - 10-01-2010, 01:04 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by timoose - 10-01-2010, 01:54 PM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Walty - 10-02-2010, 12:09 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by Iolanthe - 10-02-2010, 09:10 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by piabee - 10-03-2010, 02:44 AM



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