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Jan. 8th, 2010

Addendum: Mostly I think it comes down to the fact that I just can't deal with this kind of religious fanaticism, even on a fictional level. I'd like the show a lot better if there were less talk about the One True God.


[ETA: Interesting question, though. If Baltar preaches monotheism arguing that the 'old gods' didn't intervene or help because they don't exist, and now and we're watching this after a couple of millennia of Christian monotheism, but still struggling with the very same problem—does this make the show effectively atheist after all?]

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eumelia
Jan. 8th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC)
Hey, you know, I always conceived fandom to be more like a Yeshivah meeting.
A bunch of people who really like a text, know it really well and the argue about what the text means.

"When so and so does this it means that"
"Oh, yeah, well later on, she does that so it utterly negates what you said"
"But until that point..."
"Hey, I'm just saying what I'm reading, dude!"

Fandom is way more like Judaism in that respect. If people are willing to argue and acknowledge the fact that more opinions are, ya know, okay.
solitary_summer
Jan. 8th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I should have been clearer—that was just about Battlestar Galactica. Just how there's a massive overdose of God, old Gods, God's plans, God's will, fate, etc., and I'm resisting the urge to fastforward.

But as far as fandom is concerned - I totally agree. :)
eumelia
Jan. 8th, 2010 10:35 pm (UTC)
OH! *facepalm*
Haha!
God, my mind is warped!

I kind of stopped paying attention to BSG during that part... hehe.
I think I'm a pretty intolerant person when it comes to things I disagree with. Like an outside force having "plans" for me or anything.
I have issues with the whole notion of "salvation" because of that.
Also, why I hated the last Narnia book... I never thought I could hate Aslan.
Fate... Bah!

Edited at 2010-01-08 10:37 pm (UTC)
solitary_summer
Jan. 8th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, it's... I've been trying to become more understanding when it comes to religion, especially when people don't claim to possess the one and only truth but see it as more of a personal journey, but on some profound level the whole subject just makes me incredibly uncomfortable. Never even made it through the Narnia books, because I only came across them a few years ago, and I knew about the Christian symbolism by then.

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