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From: "Kevin J. Maroney" <kmaroney@crossover.com>
Subject: Re: (urth) Ex-lurker
Date: Mon, 12 Apr 1999 19:39:29 

At 04:02 AM 4/6/99 -0500, Roy wrote:
>I don't know whether or not the
>views expressed by Silk could be taken as Wolfe's, but on the second page of
>chapter V of _Nightside_ he has Silk thinking:
>    "...the Outsider had assured him that his regard for him was eternal and
>perfect, never to be changed by any act of his, no matter how iniquitous or
>how meritorious."
>    Now _that_ is predestination, pure and simple. FWIW

That's not predestination. That's a statement about the unchanging and
unending love which god has for its creations. The Outsider might not know
what Silk will do--though he probably does, given his role in the
story--but no matter what Silk does, it cannot damage god's love for him.

Wombat, a.k.a. Kevin Maroney kmaroney@crossover.com
Kitchen Staff Supervisor, New York Review of Science Fiction

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