Kaitlin wrote:You still haven't answered the most basic question. What are you really arguing about?
Uhm, well... nah... too obvious.
If someone went to McDonalds twice a day for a Big Mac for a year and then started spouting they were a vegetarian the whole time and hated beef I'd look at them as if they had grown two heads with such nonsense.
Didn't that guy from that 'double size me' or something documentary do something just like that?
Come on now, Kaitlin... the real point isn't about whether Pelo or anyone was a fan. The real point was restated by Pelo some posts up... it was about whether you have to 'like' the books to be able to speak about them in a way that makes sense. The same thing I argued when I talked about Theology. And since you don't argue against it, I guess you agree that it is not necessary for someone to love the books in order to 'get' them. And in a sense, it might even be good for someone not to love a text all that much when he or she is trying to understand it. Which was why I brought up Pelo as an example in the first place.
Not loving something, being critical of something, maybe even 'hating' something doesn't render a person a bad reader. Of course, that has little to do with the general 'hater category' you are talking about, because most that belong to that base their dislike on prejudice, usually never having giving the books a chance to begin with or picking them up with a self-enforcing negative predisposition.
Not THAT unreasonable a point, surely?
Glaucon... he is the "anti poster"
Is that kinda like being the anti-Christ? Cool!