November 25, 2007
I'm agnostic, so two groups that really tend to get on my nerves are religious firebrands and evangelical atheists.
Having finally finished reading the last book of Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series, something didn't fit.
The events of the last few years seem to have caused Goodkind to blend the early socialist/communist ideals of the Fellowship of Order (his corporeal bad guys) with the death-cult mentality of Militant Islam.
I've already written about Goodkind's distinct distaste for socialism/communism, but in his last book (and an epic case of target drift), <hyperbole>he's decided to lump in anyone who isn't a God-hating atheist in with the rest of the commie scum.</hyperbole> I don't think he was paying enough attention to potential contradictions and false assumptions when he was putting the end together.more...
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