[bookshare-discuss] Re: I think Roger was answering me. Mostly.

  • From: Cindy <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 19 Oct 2008 18:27:24 -0700 (PDT)


All your discourses were posted, including the very long one, and were 
interesting reads and provoked interesting discussions. It's unfortunate that 
you weren't able to see the replies. smile

If an author is expressing/his opinion on a religious matter, or delivering a 
sermon, yes, that would be nonfiction, and for the list I probably will note 
that it is nonfiction. The title and synopsis will give more information about 
the content. But the Bible, and books entitled stories from the Bible--those 
fit your definition of fiction, do they not? Yet a lot of people would 
disagree. smile

G. Cindy

It went like this: My point was that fiction
> does not equal
> falseness and nonfiction does not equal truth, so there
> should be no
> problem with classifying religious books as nonfiction if
> it was the
> intention of the author that they be nonfiction. Books
> classified as
> fiction should be a story with a plot and narrative without
> regard to
> whether they were written from a religious point of view or
> not. 

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