irina at valdyas.org
Mon Jun 18 14:18:11 EDT 2007
On Monday 18 June 2007, Dorian E. Gray wrote:
> Irina said...
> > Other favourite authors: Dorothy Sayers, Connie Willis, early Terry
> > Pratchett
> > (later books are mostly too atheist-preachy for me)
> Could you expand on that a bit? I think I know what you mean by
> "atheist-preachy", but I can't recall seeing that in Pratchett's work.
> What am I missing?
I must have pushed it all the way out of my brain because I can't find an
actual instance (short of rereading books I didn't like much, and there's so
much to reread that I *do* like that I don't want to do that). What I can
recall starts in Small Gods, though SG itself is okay: a firm conviction that
gods are mental constructs, imagination come alive. This in itself isn't
annoying, but when he makes it into tenet and goes into preacher mode based
on it, I can't stand it.
I don't mind people being atheists, though I'm not one myself. I *do* mind
people preaching atheism. I mind people preaching theism too (to forestall
half the list falling over me and pushing me into defensive mode) but not so
much, because it's not so blatantly anti-itself.
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