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One religion better than another - fantasy stuffage [May. 26th, 2010|10:16 pm]
Christopher Bradley
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One of the most vexing things about fantasy writers is . . . a lot of them seem to think that one form of religion is better than another. This is deeply interleaved with Celtophilia and I am Celtophilephobic (tho' a fair number are also, of course, Christians slipping their religion in as "the best"), but too many fantasy writers seem to think that one religion is consistently less tyrannical and stupid than another religion. Which vexes me a little because, y'know, I think all religions are basically goofy. I don't mind it when religion is contextualized in a story, that's a different matter entirely, I just oppose to the notion that one religion is generally superior to another.