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  •  The Dark Is RIsing was a brilliant book (3+ / 0-)
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    biscobosco, bakeneko, Larsstephens

    by Susan Cooper with, if anything a pagan sensibility. I couldn't watch the movie, even if it did Ian McShane in it.  The author basically told fans she was horrified by what they'd done to the movie.  All the books in that series used Celtic/pagan myth and were not in the least Christian Right.

    Another reason to hate this guy: he turned a Celtic pagan book into something its creator loathed.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 08:50:48 PM PDT

    •  yeah I don't think Youth With a Mission (0+ / 0-)

      is particularly pro-pagan..  I read alot about them during the path to 9/11 thing. They are cultish.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" - F.D.R.

      by biscobosco on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 11:00:32 PM PDT

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      •  The books had young people with missions (0+ / 0-)

        but she used Celtic myths to back it up. In one of the books, the hero gets into trouble for stepping in when he stepped in to prevent several bullies from beating up  Pakistani boy--this was the 80s, Thatcher's Britain, and "Pakky bashing" was a game for skinheads.

        It's possible to have a mission and be pro-pagan, but if the film is made by a member of the Christian RIght it can never be toelrant of any other faith.

        The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

        by irishwitch on Sat Sep 29, 2012 at 10:08:28 AM PDT

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    •  By the way - I love your sig. (0+ / 0-)

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" - F.D.R.

      by biscobosco on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 11:00:57 PM PDT

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