Jun. 27th, 2008 05:52 pm
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I am reading Russell's The Sparrow and if I read one more comment about how brilliant and marvellous all Jesuits ever in the history of ever were THERE WILL BE VIOLENCE DONE.

*Goes off to read Terry Pratchett before she explodes with all the religion*

Date: 2008-06-28 01:04 am (UTC)
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Jesuits are theological shock troops. Modern ones are great debaters but historical ones were inquisitors with better marketing.

Date: 2008-06-28 01:09 am (UTC)
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And going by some of my friends who were educated by them, a not insignificant portion of them are drunken disciplinarians with Bibles.

Date: 2008-06-28 01:15 am (UTC)
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It's not going to get less spiritual. If you can't handle it now, cut your losses before it REALLY gets Jesusy.

Date: 2008-06-28 02:11 am (UTC)
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I can't stop! Someone recommended it to me and when I said I got it they told me they wanted to talk with me about it afterwards because it was their favourite book. *whimpers* I shall have to lie a lot.

It's not that I think it's bad but no one warned me about the religion and the Jesuit-worship.

Date: 2008-06-28 02:56 am (UTC)
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YOU MUST STOP. It's an intense Christian parable!

It's called THE SPARROW!

(What did you think it was going to be about?)

Date: 2008-06-28 03:10 am (UTC)
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Um, I thought it would be like The Left Hand of Darkness which I quite like. I knew there was religion involved but not Jesuit fannishness! I didn't even know the Jesuits had fans anymore.

I shall read very fast and skip all the bits about how great Jesuits are. That won't leave too much to read, will it?

Date: 2008-06-28 03:21 am (UTC)
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You're not going to like it! Really. The entire plot is about the concept of God and God's love (the title is from the Gospel verse about how even a sparrow doesn't fall to the ground without God's knowledge and consent)... and it doesn't take a skeptical position. I mean- really. You're not going to like it. Your readers are warning you! You'll get all outraged and post fist-pounding diatribes and be upset!

Date: 2008-06-28 01:18 am (UTC)
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This book will not get any less pro-Jesuit. I really enjoyed it, but I liked how it combined Catholicism with sci-fi.

Date: 2008-06-28 02:12 am (UTC)
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I like the idea and it's obviously well written; I think I could take the religion if only every second page didn't have a line about how brilliant all the Jesuits who ever breathed were. And how much they suffered just because they wanted to help people.


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