Tuesday, 11 April 2017
The most elementary skill in argument is to summarize an opponent's views in terms acceptable to him. Thus, to call worshippers of the God and Goddess "Satan-worshippers" and a Wiccan Priestess "the Queen of Witches" is monumentally stupid.
The speaker, anti-Pope Leo, will see to the instruction and baptism of the nine-year old prisoner, Rudi. Any respect for Rudi's intellectual and spiritual integrity, his ability to think and decide, does not get mentioned.
Rudi's options are:
to make a pragmatic conversion, like Hanno in Poul Anderson's The Boat Of A Million Years;
to affirm his committment to the God and Goddess;
to respect Christianity by not making a dishonest conversion.
But which Christianity would he be respecting? What is worthy of respect in this bogus Pope?