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A message of hate and fear, aimed at children,
This review is from: Doctor Who: Night of the Humans (Kindle Edition)
I generally like the Doctor Who books (the old ones far more, though, it has to be said). However this one, despite its very interesting premise (I like the idea of the humans being cast as something like B-movie villains), is possibly the worst Who book I have ever read. It starts off pretty decently, as has been said in other reviews. What I want to talk about, however, is the incredibly heavy-handed message stamped on every page of this book.
Almost from cover-to cover this book is, pure and simple, a bile-filled hate rant that uses scare tactics to get its message across. Worse than that, it uses the beloved character of Doctor Who to aim its rant squarely at directly at our children. The message itself is incredibly simple and laughable: 'Religion is a scary clowns-face-worshipping cult of rabid primitives'. It is pretty clear that David Llewellyn is simply terrified of the whole idea and is lashing out at it...as well as trying to pass on his fear to our children.
I'm not trying to defend religion itself here, I simply find myself appalled at the message that Llewellyn is trying to shove his message of hate and fear down the throats of children.
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Initial post: 12 Jan 2013 15:52:04 GMT
David Llewellyn says:
While you're absolutely entitled to your opinion of my book, I find disingenuous your claim that you are "not trying to defend religion itself", when you have posted 1 star reviews of books by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Philip Pullman, not to mention the film adaptation of Pullman's His Dark Materials. Is it just coincidence that books and films which challenge or question religious dogma are all deserving of 1 star, or - more likely - do you have something of your own agenda? If you hate my book because it offends your beliefs, fine, say that, but don't write as if you're simply a concerned party thinking only of "the children".
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