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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #90 on: July 10, 2003, 05:21:07 PM »
They're not Orthodox(.)

I don't understand what you mean by this, other than the obvious sense that Rowling herself isn't Orthodox (Church of Scotland, my wife recalls).

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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #91 on: July 10, 2003, 05:51:57 PM »
I feel (just a little) bad posting in this section since I've never read a HP book and don't really plan too.  But, since I played AD&D when I was little (and am presently stuck in the middle of a computer game that I haven't touched in over a year), I've read dozens of Forgotten Realms and a few Dragonlance books.  Although I know he writes more than just Forgotten Realms (I own around 40 of those), I keep hearing R.A. Salvotore's name popping up.  Is he really making a name for himself?  Is he considered a decent author?  I personally like his books (especially the Dark Elf ones), but am curious what others think.


I played D&D in my 20's and 30's.  I don't now because I have children, so there's not as much time and I don't know where any of my many-sided dice are.  ;D  I play an on-line Massive Multiplayer Game when I can now.  I've only read a bit of R. A. Salvatore's writing, not the ones the ones you mentioned.  He's OK.  He's better then alot of the schlock out there.  I read less fantasy now and more SF and alternate Histories when I can.  SF Book Club has carried some of Salvatore's books iirc.

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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #92 on: July 10, 2003, 05:55:16 PM »
Heres my 2 cents.

I personally rather see kids reading, even if its absolute crap, than say watching TV or sitting around eating junkfood.

Bobby

But if there is better fare available, one hopes that children won't stay with the lesser works.   However, being as it's a rare 8 year old boy who would willing read "Hamlet" or "War and Peace" there are also good quality children's books.


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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #93 on: July 11, 2003, 12:24:13 AM »
Wow, you finally broke 500 posts, way to go!

I don't know if I'm hallucinating or it's the Thunderstorm that just crashed through, but I could swear that Bobby's counter now says "9999"...

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Mega-posting

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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2003, 01:01:16 AM »
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They're not Orthodox(.)

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I don't understand what you mean by this, other than the obvious sense that Rowling herself isn't Orthodox (Church of Scotland, my wife recalls).

What I meant was that the books are not written to be explicity Eastern Orthodox texts as are the spiritual texts others mentioned earlier in the thread that they felt drowned out any need for works such as the Harry Potter series.  Perhaps it is a good thing the works are not Orthodox, Catholic, and Anglican.  Otherwise many of the people who are reading this series would never have picked up the books.  

I must also add myself to the list of former D&D players.  I played through early high school up until recently.  It takes up too much time that is better spent elsewhere these days, so I don't really want to play anymore.  

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I don't know if I'm hallucinating or it's the Thunderstorm that just crashed through, but I could swear that Bobby's counter now says "9999"...

I don't think you're hallucinating...however perhaps Bobby is hallucinating, or throwing back a few cold ones. :)

Seven pages!  Been a while since I've seen a thread at that length.  Good night all!
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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2003, 07:21:35 AM »
Maybe the "9999" is another "Undocumented Feature"  8-)

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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2003, 05:38:53 PM »
Or maybe Bobby is a different type of Beast, and this is his mark?
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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #97 on: July 11, 2003, 06:42:09 PM »
$665.95 - retail price of the beast. :)
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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #98 on: July 11, 2003, 07:52:50 PM »
It must be the Heat.  We're starting to crack. 8-)

I'm trying to think of something to wrench this back on topic, but I can't... Later then the Young are all estivating.

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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #99 on: July 11, 2003, 10:31:28 PM »
Greetings,

The Nicolaitians would agree that you can't understand (or "comment" on it as was put here) something without first sampling it.  This argument would also imply that a monk who has given himself to virginity can't comment on marriage...  It would also imply that we need to throw ourselves into sinful situations to better understand how sin operates on the human soul.

We are speculating (and I believe it's fair speculation) that Elder Ephraim has not read JK Rowling, but his monastry is sponsoring a text that is against HP.  I put forward the notion that Elder Ephraim is an expert on how fantasy affects the human soul, and doesn't have to read JK Rowling for a further lesson.

Readers of JK Rowling are initiating themselves into a fictional world where the commandments of God are null and void...

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Re:Harry Potter V reviews
« Reply #100 on: July 12, 2003, 10:49:01 AM »

Ok guys, each side has stated its position so let's just agree to disagree on this one.

We need to close this topic just because the only thing else that can come of it is "yeah, I agree with you!" or "no, you're wrong!"

If you have a sub-issue you want to discuss, start a new thread, please.

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