Monday, July 24, 2006

"You're Loony!" Neo-Animism on the ABC

Sometimes the only sane response one can make to someone’s deeply held and most sincere beliefs is (in the words of the immortal “Goodies”): “You’re loony!”

Such is my response to the ramblings of (neo-)animist Graham Harvey, featured recently on “The Spirit of Things” on ABC Radio National.

For a saner view of primitive culture, see Spengler’s column, “The Fraud of Primitive Authenticity”.

1 Comments:

At Sunday, November 01, 2009 10:31:00 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for expressing your bigotry so openly. At least you don't try to hide your own ignorance.
If you had understood anything that Graham Harvey was saying or if you had bothered to read his book on Animism you might have thought before criticizing. He never once mentions the violence of primitive people or the authenticity of their culture because that is not the focus of his study.
You are a perfect example of not understanding, and thus not respecting and disregarding other peoples beliefs and practices.

 

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