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Michael O’Brien is at it again

August 21, 2007

Via Sword of Gryffindor

Michael O’Brien still rants on. I will not comment much, but after reading the essay, I started to think about why O’Brien would write this garbage (let’s use proper words.) And the only alternatives I see is these; (i) He has not read the books at all, which makes him dishonest; (ii) He has not read the books properly; (iii) He is stupid; or (iv) He has read them properly, but is just plain dishonest about it. Take your pick (or feel free to mix and match.)

The first thing that struck me when reading this article, and which Travis Prinzi also found amusing, is that LifeSite calles O’Brien “North America’s foremost Potter critic.” Nice one. I cannot imagine that the people behind this siste have read the books (or even read this particular article) because O’Brien have no clue whatsoever about these books.

I would like to remind O’Brien of a particlular verse; Deuteronomy 5:20: “And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.”

This essay reminds me of a saying that goes something like this: Better to be quiet and let people think you are an idiot, than to open your mouth and confirm it. Michael O’Brien should keep that in mind.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Sandra Miesel permalink
    August 26, 2007 2:46 pm

    In an older essay posted on his site, O’Brien claims to have read the first four HP books three times each. But one has to wonder about his reading comprehension when he gets so many things factually wrong–quite apart from his curious interpretive tools.

    I have opposed O’Brien since he first ranted against HP. (google our names together and see) He’s only gotten worse over the years. Your comment on “not bearing false witness” is exactly right.

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