Is E.A.Poe considered a heretic? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

I'm doing a paper on heretics. I chose E.A.Poe and I have to prove in a "court of law" he is considered a heretic. PLease help!!!

-- Anonymous, December 07, 1999


I think you started your essay all wrong you should have been tring to prove he's not a heretic but a hero. If it wasn't for EdgarA. Poe we waouldn't have mysteries and scary short stories. Yeah some people say he's crazy but don't call him names until you've read about his life. Think about your topic and ask more realistic questions.

-- Anonymous, February 11, 2000

it hink its dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooodie

-- Anonymous, December 13, 2000

Guess I'm a bit late but nevermind. A heretic, n y? Because he was a rational mind? Nonsense! Maria

-- Anonymous, July 16, 2001

A heretic is one who spreads that which is not true... Seeing as Poe did not try to any way spread religion, nor related things we would think he is not a heretic. But during his time, for his odd short stories and oft-times melodramatic poems he may have been called a heretic by a handful of people. Research heretic and then draw your own conclusions. But I agree with my predeceding post here, that Poe was indeed a hero, a tragic hero, but a hero nonetheless.

-- Anonymous, July 13, 2003

anyone with a free mind, escaped from the scackles and oppression of organized religion is always considered a heretic. A heretic simply means you think for yourself and not 'of the bible'.

-- Anonymous, September 29, 2003

i am a heritic... i heart satan

-- Anonymous, November 05, 2003

You fool Lucifer, you are no heretic as you completely contradict yourself in your proclamation. Heretic is defined as one who goes against all that is morally taught to him/her. Therefore, atheism makes a true heretic, not a satanist. In order to believe in Satan, you must belief in his enemy- God. Thus, you are a complete lunatic.

-- Anonymous, May 03, 2004

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