Everyone has their own path in Tolkien fandom, and
who is to say who is right and who is wrong?
You listen to all sides and draw your own
conclusions. There's a little bit of truth to
be found in every point of view. In your
refusal to claim that any one faction has the
exclusive claim to Tolkien Truth, you tend to
end up getting flamed by them all.
Tolkienology 101: What is Your Tolkien Belief System?
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