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Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-12-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By demnation
I find this quite curious

I'm also agnostic, but I have to say that I find LOTR to be almost devoid of any faith or divine inspiration, at least in any obvious way. Characters certainly aren't going around praying to the...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 07-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,867
Posted By demnation
Yes

I am utterly indifferent to faith, spirituality, religion, what have you of any kind, and I still find LOTR to be a fascinating and inspiring piece of work. I'm of the belief that Tolkien...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 05-10-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,091
Posted By demnation
Sorry for the late reply!

But thanks for the warm welcome! I do like it here. I think I'll stay!
Forum: The Books 04-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,935
Posted By demnation
Letter 210 is tricksie

A knee jerk reaction to the "Orcs are debased Mongols" quote would lead one to cry "racism!" racism!" But a closer look reveals something a bit more ambiguous. Because he is not saying that Orcs are...
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,091
Posted By demnation
I have to wonder what the difference is.....

And I'd say being called a mythology is really rather a compliment, anyway.
Forum: Novices and Newcomers 04-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,091
Posted By demnation
Differences in taste are usually not worth arguing about, IMO

I can certainly agree that parts of the book are slow, but then lots of great books are slow. And I could probably prattle on all day about what I don't like about the book, but my positive feelings...
Forum: The Movies 01-05-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By demnation
Hmmm

The way some are eulogizing him, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Zaentz himself was the creator of Middle-earth.:rolleyes: I'm still not certain how integral he was in getting Jackson's films...
Forum: The Books 09-11-2013, 11:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,696
Posted By demnation
Tolkien Hmmm...

I love COH, but I'd stake my claim on the side of LOTR. I find it has a more balanced ( and a more nuanced and realistic) view on some of the many complexities of the human condition.
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