Back in the fall, I commented on a Deseret News article by Orson Scott Card. He was responding to some of the criticisms of Mitt Romney's Mormonism. His defense of Mormonism slipped over into a critique of Christianity. I felt he did this in a rather caustic way, choosing to take the route of an eye for an eye. His tone reminded me of the anti-Mormon folk who picket at various Mormon centered events here in Utah.
Well today he responded to that blog. At least I think he did. How does one know if it is really him? How does one respond when you question the identity? I tend to think it is him, but I suppose it could just be someone arguing his case.
In any event, he was responding to some things said in the comment section, but one slight seemed reserved for me. I had stated in my post that he painted Christianity with a broad brush. I said, for example, that I do not buy into the creeds and many Christians do not. He said:
If you don't accept the Nicene creed, then obviously you're not one of the Christians I was talking about. Most Christian denominations, however, representing the vast majority of Christians, do. Read a book now and then, and you'll find out what mainline Christianity believes.
I think what bothers me most about his insult is how feeble it is. This is a published author. He is a wordsmith by trade. THIS is the best he hits me with?? This is the blog equivalent of sticking your palms to your ears and saying "Na-na-na-nyah-nyah!" I mean, preferably, I would have liked to have done without the low brow insults and instead had a discussion of the issues.
Here is the link to the original post and comments (click here). I still don't know if it was really Orson Scott Card, and if it isn't, I am probably being a little lame in even responding. So what do you think? Maybe I should just delete this post.....