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From: Jim Jordan <jbjordan@gnt.net>
Subject: Re: (urth) Messianic
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 09:10:54 

At 08:15 AM 11/23/99 -0500, you wrote:
>You're touching on my main gripe about URTH.  I wasn't convinced that the
>stuff Severian did in his "career" as the Concilator was enough for him to
>be remembered all the way to Severian's original time.  It's just a bunch
>of Jesus-mimicking wonder working without any apparent purpose to it all.
>There's no set of memorable teaching to be passed on; there's no sense
>that his actions have some Greater Purpose that would make him significant
>to subsequent followers.  It all seemed too perfunctory, too brief.  If
>the Concilator was such a powerful historical figure, his career deserves
>at least an entire book--if not four.

	Perhaps Severian's hohum earlier career has been conflated with the career
of the real Conciliator over time, and that is why the myth exists in such
a powerful way.


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