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← Fantasy's Spell on Pop Culture: When Will It Wear Off?

Atheist Mike's Avatar Jump to comment 1 by Atheist Mike

As long as it's not taken too seriously I don't have any problem with fantasy. Some people without a doubt do take it too seriously but that doesn't mean the genre itself is a bad thing. One aspect of it that may be worth denouncing however is the 'black and white' aspect that most fantasy tales seem to promote, in real life it isn't so simple and those who are taking fantasy worlds too seriously might not get that. Indeed, apparently even the crazy Norwegian killer seem to have been influenced by that, if only slightly.

From the guardian:

Anders Behring Breivik's world view seems to have been shaped by online fantasy games and the anti-Islamist blogosphere.

Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:07:38 UTC | #857139