On Biblical Illiteracy

So part of this post is sort of reactionary in nature, but a lot of this has been brewing within me for a few years or so. As I've mentioned previously, I studied Biblical Studies for my undergraduate degree and a good portion of this was learning the ancient languages of the Bible, and more …

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Author and Works: Issues with Orson Scott Card

Recently I wrote a post concerning my thoughts about Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card. A masterful piece of science fiction, this work contains perhaps the best example of Card's unique ways of weaving stories and characters together until the book becomes almost an experience for the reader. However, while I was writing and praising …

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Thoughts On: Speaker for the Dead

'The Nordic language recognizes four orders of foreignness. The first is the otherlander, or utlanning, the stranger that we recognize as being a human of our world, but of another city or country. The second is the framling...this is the stranger we recognize as human but of another world. The third is the raman, the stranger …

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