In response to my last post on Necronomicon comments, I received several more Necronomicon comments, including the following question from Warlock Asylum:
Then you you have people who try to prove that the Necronomicon is not real and they do this in an environment where most of the predominant religions are responsible for the deaths of millions of people. Yet the Necronomicon is accussed of being dangerous but have you ever looked at the history of Judaic, Christian, and Islamic faiths? All of these religions had to resort to killing thousands of people in order to establish their belief system. Yet people from among these population will discuss the Necronomicon as if it is a bad thing, and that’s a little hypocritical!
For my part, I see nothing wrong in picking out the Necronomicon for critique over other faiths. First, I find it more interesting than the history of other religions, and much of the controversy over these faiths has been rehashed considerably while the Necronomicon debate is on a much smaller scale. Second, it would be nice to actually catch one of a belief system with dangerous aspects in its nascent stages, so we can soften those elements and don’t have to sort it all out later.
Plus, its defenders do have a tendency to engage in hyperbole:
What I can’t understand, in view of what has been stated, why can’t people just let those who work with the Necronomicon, work with. it’s always this hint of sarcasm.
I hate to break it to you, Warlock, but so long as the Dan Harms Machine is coming over with clubs and lawn flamingos, nobody is stopping you from working with the Necronomicon. Besides, it’s a little odd to hear Gatewalkers proclaim they have transcended the terrors of the outer spheres and the minions of the Ancient Ones, with their only fear that somebody, somewhere on the Internet, might be using sarcasm on them.