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11:58 AM
Q: What was supposedly satanic about the Lord of the Rings?

Rand al'ThorFrom a comment on another recent question I learned that The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings have (in certain places and at certain times) been banned for supposedly satanic themes. A quick bit of searching online confirmed that indeed certain groups of people have attacked, or even publicly bur...

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3:06 PM
Winterbash seems to have started particularly early this year.
4:06 PM
Q: Converting poetry to prose

Seulgi SoThe poem describes a situation when three witches (Old Goody Jones, Goody Price, and Madge Gray) and a man (Robin) stole into the vicarage's cellar and indulged in revelry. These thieves laughed so loud that all the members of the vicarage awake and head to the cellar. The next part goes... ...

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5:29 PM
Q: Where did Whitehead say that there is no humour in the Bible?

IkWeetHetOokNietThe Philosophers' Magazine has a Twitter account for quotes. Today it posted the following quote: The total absence of humour from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature. --Alfred North Whitehead Some people appear to disagree. For example, according to the blog p...

5:54 PM
@Bookworm @Randal'Thor weren't the Narnia books accused of the same book, despite being more or less also a Christian allegory?
6:04 PM
I guess featuring fantasy creatures that aren't, well, sanctioned is generally a problem.
6:16 PM
@Gallifreyan Really? Weird.
6:54 PM
I'm still waiting for somebody to ask what my new user name means.
I was able to piece things together from German similarities.
Unless there's an even deeper significance beyond the mere literal translation.
Oh, but my user name isn't German.
7:57 PM
@IkWeetHetOokNiet What does your new user name mean?
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9:04 PM
@IkWeetHetOokNiet Earlier today I asked a Dutch friend IRL.
9:31 PM
@IkWeetHetOokNiet I know. I was saying it's easy to deduce if you know German and have a bit of a feeling for how Dutch or whatever it's similar to tends to work.

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