rohina at shaw.ca
Mon Jun 18 19:38:57 EDT 2007
Irina Rempt wrote:
>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 never thought of this as preaching atheism at all, because it seems to
me that his central tenet is that belief is in itself a kind of concrete
power. An atheist stance would be that belief has no value, and that
really doesn't seem to be his point.
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