Comments about ‘Orson Scott Card on controversy and 'Ender's Game': 'I’ve had no criticism. I’ve had ... personal attacks'’

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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29 2013 2:40 p.m. MDT

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andrews afb, MD

Mukkake - I think you meant to say "I'll just steal the movie buy downloading it illegally online."

Tyler Ray
Taylorsville, UT

He's outspoken about his opinions but that's his right. And it's the right of anyone to boycott the movie. God bless America.

San Francisco, CA

Regardless of your worldview, Card's right on this. Personal attacks, of the kind we are witnessing, are simply fallacious, visceral reactions, not true discourse based on reason. Labeling someone as homophobic, Christophobic, Islamophobic, racist, a bigot, hateful or intolerant and leaving it at that requires no effort and is little more than a therapeutic and fallacious self-justification of an ill- or un-defined felt moral system. Any one can do it, regardless of who they are or what they believe. I haven't personally read all of Card's writing on this topic, but if a person or group of people disagrees with Card, and additionally wishes to be taken seriously--i.e. to be truly persuasive rather than coercive--by a mind like Card's on the issue of same-sex marriage then they will need to take up his challenge and provide a convincing, coherent argument that at least covers:

1 Mormonism and/or Christianity are most reasonably false (or justify same-sex marriage as morally good).
2 And instead there is good reason to believe same-sex marriage is objectively morally praiseworthy, reasonable and honorable by means of a new, clearly defined, intrinsically coherent, moral system.

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