April 24th, 2011

Apology to J. R. R. Tolkien

I mean "apology" here in the good sense that i have done something wrong, for which i should apologize.  Recently i included Ronald Tolkien on a list of men. who because of their conversion to Christianity or from another species of Christian to Catholicism became more like insufferable twits than they otherwise might have been.  First, his "conversion" to Catholicism occurred at age eight, following his dear mother's conversion.  In my mind that hardly counts as a conversion.   And the sole incident of "twittiness" that i am aware of is his insistence on his fiance's conversion to Catholicism prior to their marriage, knowing that she did not wish to convert (from Anglicanism).  Actually, i am finding Tolkien, as i begin to learn about him, a fairly admirable, human being.  Now i'm going to have to reread some of his writing.

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