.....in the virtual world.
Please try to read this post and comments under it:http://barefootbum.blogspot.com/2008/05/greta-christina-loses-my-respect.htmlThough I don't understand much of these things, I believe you have become a fan of Greta mostly because of her atheistic write-ups. Her books and certain other content do not inspire much confidence about her personality. You may certainly differ.
@ Kishore...I am yet to read the entire content in the link you sent...just had a cursory glance. Well... I am okay with Greta's personality .... her books and 'certain other content' as you say do not bother me. She makes sense most of the time.
To put crudely, personality is an approximate aggregate or sum total of one’s behaviour as perceived by the other person. It is not confined to solitary ideological or philosophical orientation. A particular thought or belief should not lead to cult-mentality. For, it gradually leads to closing other doors and windows with the exception of such particular thought or belief. One has to be always on guard that conviction does not slip into the abyss of cult. I find it difficult to segregate Greta’s standing as an author of erotic stories to appreciate her other writings or ideas. There is nothing wrong in writing erotic fantasy stories but that is not what priority-wise society needs right now. There is a dire need of different literature and action.
@ KishoresThere are two things here.As for your first para:I take it that what you are trying to say when you talk of cult mentality is that, one should not be blind to the shortcomings in anyone just because we agree with their philosophy in some way. Well I can't agree more. If you want an example, I admire Christopher Hitchens in so many ways, but I don't agree with his supporting the Iraq war. On the same token, I am not blind in this context either. I just don't perceive any of Greta's actions or opinions as shortcomings. So no worries, I am not about to descend into any abyss of cult on the count of atheism.Secondly, there’s no cause or rhyme or reason to look at ANY aspect of Greta through the lens of ‘what society needs right now.’For it is not like all of us are bent on doing what 'society' needs right now. And which society are we talking about. Doesn't Greta live in a different society? I want to reiterate that Greta being a homosexual or writing erotic fantasy does not bother me at all.
Glad to learn...Physiology or biology or such other aspect - never thought of it while talking about personality.
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