Drive-By:Doxacon 2014

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We've talked a lot about Christian groups who just don't 'get' S-F/Fantasy and try to hammer the genres into what they consider 'lawful'...So imagine my surprise to learn about Doxacon.

No... Doxacon is not a purgative.hmmm.  Well, maybe it is...The central idea behind Doxacon seems to be centered in this quote by St. Basil

“Now, then, altogether after the manner of bees must we use these writings, for the bees do not visit all the flowers without discrimination, nor indeed do they seek to carry away entire those upon which they light, but rather, having taken so much as is adapted to their needs, they let the rest go. So we, if wise, shall take from heathen books whatever befits us and is allied to the truth, and shall pass over the rest.”

So, rather than trying to be legalistic, this group of Orthodox Christians is trying to find ways to determine how to properly use S-F and Fantasy, not reject them out of hand.

Go check 'em out- and if you're in the Seattle Area, I encourage you to go..