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.

Herr, I think you started a great thread here and have had some great posts.  And what you have asserted vs. not asserted has been quite clear.

Michael O'Brian wrote a great article comparing Potter to LotR - showing how the two stories and characters are completely different, and asserting that Potter is not compatible with Catholic faith while LotR is.
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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 The Catholic Thinker - 10-02-2010, 10:15 AM
Re: Wizards and a defense of Gandalf - by piabee - 10-03-2010, 02:44 AM



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