6040Re: [mythsoc] LOTR review
- Jun 3, 2002That is certainly not what "judge not ..." means. As moral creatures with
conscience and Free will, we are not only allowed but required to discern
the difference between good and evil. (I'm speaking both of the races of
Middle-earth and our own world.) What we cannot do is determine another's
fate. That is left to God/Eru. Osama bin Laden is evil. Sauron was evil. Is
either iredeemable to God/Eru? _That_ is not for us to decide.
| Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org |
| ho bios brachys, he de techne makre. |
| Ars longa, vita brevis. |
| The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne. |
| "I wish life was not so short," he thought. "Languages take |
| such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about." |
On 6/3/02 7:53 AM, "Pauline J. Alama" <PJAlama@...> wrote:
> I'm with Ms. Howlett. Judge not lest ye be judged, or as Gandalf says, even
> the very wise do not know all ends.
> Pauline J. Alama
> THE EYE OF NIGHT
> (Bantam Spectra, July 2002)
> --- On Sun 06/02, Christine Howlett wrote:
> From: Christine Howlett [mailto: chowlett@...]
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Sun 06/02
> Subject: Re: [mythsoc] LOTR review
>> Sorry, I'm born American, but I have real problems selecting people to
>> personify evil. It seems like there are too durn many people doing that
>> justify their prejudices and then their bloodshed. I am willing to say
>> Osama's acts are morally indefensible on any grounds, even if the US had
>> actually done all the evil that he accuses us of. Himself? He's one
>> puppy. Evil? That's up to God.
>> Score one for ambivalence.
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