Posts Tagged ‘what the hell am I even saying anymore?’

This movie was okay.  There’s a lot of stuff going on it, definitely.  Also, there’s a long boring part in the middle/end, which corresponds to the long boring part in the book.  So, at least it’s accurate.

The more I watch Harry Potter, though, the more frustrated I get that he isn’t any good at anything.  For instance:  there’s a part where Hermione is putting a spell up around their campsite, right?  And Harry Potter walks up to her and says, “What are you doing?”

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Okay, so there’s five blind men, right?  And they go into this room that has an elephant in it.  I guess someone who isn’t blind told them there was an elephant in it, so that’s how they know.  Anyway, they go into the room.  The first guy touches the elephant’s tusk, and says to himself, “Hey, an elephant is like a spear.”  The second guy touches the elephant’s side and says, “Hey, an elephant is like a wall.”  Third guy touches the leg, says and elephant is like a tree.  Fourth guy touches the tail, thinks an elephant is like a rope.  Last guy touches the trunk, concludes that an elephant must be like a snake.

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It’s unlikely that I’m going to contribute much to the actual ideas in the New Thought, or whatever it is we’re calling it.  But I think we’ll all have a better time talking about it if we can find agreement about what we mean by certain things, and if establishing a consistent nomenclature to the argument is all I’m able to give, then I guess it’s what I’ll have to offer.

So, INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SCHOLAR of religion and science fiction, Gabe McKee, has this post over at the SFGospel, in which he seems bothered by Grant Morrison’s use of “religion” when what he really means is “church,” and his use of “spirituality” when what he really means is “religion.”  I’m not sure I agree with this taxonomy, and I’ll get to why after a brief digression.

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