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[on Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings]

My kids don't read ANY of those authors. They read the Bible. They read childrens Bible stories. They read books by Christian authors. Fantasy books like that, DO NOT, enrich the mind. FACTS enrich the mind. My children LOVE History, Science, and Literature. They have NEVER read ANY of those books. We do not have cable. They do not watch fantasy movies.

The LEADING cause of ignorance and stupidity in society today is the lack of intelligent literature being read. Schools today teach evolution, then read about witches, wardrobes, lions, tigers and bears oh my.

isthisforrealorwhat, POD Warrior Forum 40 Comments [8/1/2002 12:00:00 AM]
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Bob

Because I want MY children reading the SAFE books. Like Song of Solomon!

(I am not very good with names, so my apologies if I got the reference wrong)

11/5/2009 5:32:29 PM

Moondog

I agree. The fantasy tales of the Bible never enriched my mind.

11/5/2009 8:35:51 PM



so the bible isn't a fantasy book?

4/9/2010 11:24:27 AM

Swede

Evolution IS History, Science AND Literature, dumbass.

Harry Potter and the Lord of the Rings are not suited for kids younger than about 11 to 15 years old.
I read the Narnia books when I was about 9 years old.
My parents read me lots of communist-related children's books... I'm still agnostic, rather than atheistic.

4/9/2010 2:35:34 PM

Brain_In_A_Jar

Achievement and invention depends on people thinking about what might be, in addition to what merely is. For that, you need at least some inclination towards fantastical thought.

4/9/2010 3:07:33 PM

I read about the afterlife

JRR Tolkien was a christian author. Stupid.

4/16/2010 9:04:37 AM

The Duelist

What an idiot. You know, reading the brilliant work of R.A. Salvatore is one the things that made question my mindless faith in Christianity; but I guess that doesn't count as "enriching the mind" if you're just another B.B.A.B.(Brainless Born-Again Bore).

8/7/2010 10:51:50 AM

Quartz

I spy contradiction!

She claims that they don't read fantasy, and yet she claims that they read the Bible.

Fail.

12/20/2010 2:04:26 PM

Lord Of The Flies

oh, is that your kid's suitcase? and you brain's suitcase? you had it coming.

7/21/2011 1:10:53 PM

Anon2

My kids don't read ANY of those authors. They read the Bible. They read childrens Bible stories. They read books by Christian authors. Fantasy books like that, DO NOT, enrich the mind. - Correct. Fantasy books like the bible, childrens bible stories and books by christian authors do not enrich the mind.

The LEADING cause of ignorance and stupidity in society today is the lack of intelligent literature being read. - Correct. Your children should rather read science books and sophisticated works of literature, otherwise they are in imminent danger of becoming stupid and ignorant.

7/21/2011 2:15:53 PM

LordMu

Imagination and Creativity.
It is those things that allow us to think and imagine about things beyond our drab, ordinary existance.
It is those things that stimulate the mind, set it working.
It is from those things that art and all other creations are born.
It is those things that give our lives a sense of wonder and beauty.
Imaginative Literature gives us simple pleasure, and at the same time can convey philosiphy and specualation. Some of the greatest feats of artistic genius of all time have been those books.
It is these qualities that you are stifling in your children by not letting them read fantasy.
Free Thought and Free Speech
It is those things that have caused civilizations to rise and fall.
It is those things that let us change.
It is those things that democracy and Human Rights are based upon.
It is those things that keep us from living in a totalitarian state.
It is these qualities that you are stifling in your children by feeding them Biblical nonsense and telling them it is true.
The LEADING cause of ignorance and stupidity in society today is the lack of intelligent literature being read.
Some of the most intelligent literature I have ever read has been creative fiction. Far more intelligent than the Bible.
There can be no History without free will, no science without speculation, no literature without imagination.
You are raising your children to be zombies, devoid of intelligence, sophistication and imagination. Why not go for the whole hog and just have their Frontal Lobes removed?

9/18/2011 9:08:00 PM



The Bible has no Science and History and very little FACTS. If they only read the Bible, then they only have Fantasy, and Literature.

Schools have been teaching evolution for about a century, stupid. It's not a new fad.

C.S. Lewis was a Christian author, stupid. His books are about the struggle between Good and Evil, and the Christ-like lion Aslan prevails. He even dies and comes back from the dead, like Christ.

9/18/2011 10:09:40 PM

VioletBeauregarde

God forbid that children read fiction...lest they develop (gasp) an imagination; this leads to the unspeakable horror of having fun! Even worse, it teaches them to distinguish between fact and fiction...abomination of abominations!
(sarcasm is turned way up)

4/24/2012 8:42:27 PM



Both J.K. Rowling and J.R.R. Tolkien is/were Chrisitan authors, you silly bint.
There are more FACTS in Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, than there is in the Bible.

4/24/2012 11:09:30 PM

Quantum Mechanic

I read the babble when I was seven.
It's shit.

9/12/2013 4:56:06 PM
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