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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 15:20:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: Re: Belated thoughts RE: (urth) Shadowy reflections on an  amazing

On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, James Jordan wrote:

>          As for how all this fits with conventional Christian eschatology; 
> well, it does not have to. The events are in the midst of history, not at 
> its full end. But the Bible repeatedly uses Flood language to refer to 
> invading armies and other similar disasters, and also relates the Flood to 
> baptism. Thus, Wolfe can have a Flood-event in the midst of history, which 
> is a judgment on an old Ur-world and also a baptism of that world, ushering 
> in a new Ushas world.

Which raises the question again, are there no more rainbows on
Urth?  (Other than the one Severian pulls butterflies out of, that is.)

-Rostrum


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