Posted by Lucifer Lyndon Razoodock at spider-tk024.proxy.aol.com on June 29, 2000 at 02:17:21:
In Reply to: This guy is pissing me off. (very long post) posted by Japanfreak on June 28, 2000 at 23:32:22:
If you're reading this post, you're probably partial (and then some) to "DOGMA."
If the CapAlert review angered you...well, see the above statement...
In other words, I understand your anger and sympathize.
That said, what're all these harsh Jayesque/Randalesque posts going to achieve really? I mean, the guy would guess that a hardcore fan of the film would be displeased, and he has a point to make stemming from his take on the scriptures.
...but I'd also like to remind all that by hurling bile his way, you'll do nothing but strengthen his resolve against all things ViewAskew (he probably had no thoughts on ViewAskew as a co. until fans started flaming him)...
Now, he has a target: ViewAskew and us.
No one here is going to change his mind. However, we shouldn't rule out the possibility of engaging this particularly vehement nay-sayer in a somewhat civil debate.
Someone here made mention that he's a priest. Is this so? Heck, I didn't even know that. So knowing, I'll give him at least that much. He's dropped for his Holy Orders and we've not. For better or worse, he's wed himself to a life of the church.
He also seems familiar with that which he quotes and lest ye all forget, these quotations are the basis for the films that we so enjoy. If you care that far, it couldn't hurt any of us to re-skim what we should, at the very least re-familiarize ourselves with if we're to engage this guy's mind.
I say, get him to talk openly about his beliefs. Listen to him. Humor him...respond when you've collected enough data to have an intelligent response.
If his belief is indeed so powerful, it bears scrutiny for those of us whose faith and spirituality has grown somewhat blurry with time.
I'm not saying that we should all heed his steep and thorny way to Heaven, but you must admit that he's got our attention.
If you do nothing but bully this guy, you're only damaging TeamAskew's credibility as a pop-cult...and Kevin's as a writer. At least discover what Kevin thinks on this before you speak in his stead. If you're really all that angry regardless of Kevin/Vincent et al.'s thoughts...well question yourself first: Why so hot, for God's sake?
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