Ah, the irony!
It would be a restrictive fundamentalist theocracy which would be more likely to result in the world of 1984.
4/17/2008 6:45:50 PM
Don't recommend something you don't understand!
4/20/2008 4:51:00 PM
I don't believe Orwell ever really got around to discussing religion. How could he... Oceania was just one gigantic Big Brother personality cult... it was religion.
4/20/2008 4:55:05 PM
Big Brother, the Dark Lords, the Wizard of Oz and the Mind/Dream Police are all metaphors for religion. Our concept of unreasonable insane rulers all comes from Kings and Churches.
4/20/2008 4:56:52 PM
There's NO way this kid has read a single chapter of 1984. Surely even the dumbest fundie would recognise the similarities in descriptions of constant surveillance and repressed sexual impulses carefully controlled and released as anger on targets chosen by the rulers. Aaaah, what's the point ??
4/20/2008 6:39:33 PM
4/27/2008 7:54:47 PM
Because Goldstein wasn't vilified during the Two Minutes Hate like how Xtians vilify everything they don't like, whether it's biblical law or not.
8/28/2008 8:02:28 PM
And if you like 1984, you'll love Fahrenheit 451. It will really open your eyes as to why books need to be burned...
...Swing and a miss.
8/28/2008 9:04:57 PM
Darth Vader... For Freedom
Don't quote me on this, but I'm pretty sure (like 99% sure) that Orwell was an atheist.
8/28/2008 9:27:32 PM
Darth Vader... For Freedom
@Cuthbertt, Fahrenheit 451 does have Christian undertones, actually. I would say that it is much more pro-Christian than 1984 is.
8/28/2008 9:28:52 PM
Wow. Just...wow. You guys are the ones advocating censorship of anything that doesn't fit within your ultra-puritanical world view, even going so far as to sexual acts outside of married-man-on-top-missionary sex be illegal. And WE'RE the ones that will usher in an age of oppression?!
8/28/2008 10:00:00 PM
@Darth: I agree it is, but I was merely using it to illustrate just how far the point of 1984 was missed. 1984 is to endorsing religion as Fahrenheit 451 is to endorsing illiteracy. And I'm pretty sure you're right about Orwell. 99% sure though, so we could both be wrong.
8/28/2008 10:04:47 PM
It's the other way around, Mr. Smarty-Pants!
8/28/2008 10:20:45 PM
It will open up your eyes to what the future holds for us if the true Christian religion is forever banished from this planet.
Funny, I see it as the other way around. And it would appear others agree with me.
10/17/2009 5:14:19 PM
It is often thought that the "big brother" persona in 1984 was a parody of God, and the party was a parody of the clergy of england.
12/6/2009 9:20:05 PM
Fahrenheit 451 was also pro-Buddhist, so I guess Ray Bradbury is a pretty open-minded person.
8/9/2010 1:15:10 PM