From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes"
Subject: (urth) Christians and Christs: A new RPG? Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2002 09:27:45 -0700 Crush declaimed: > ... Actually, I think the operative sentence here is "Severian is a > Christian rather than a Christ." Although, to me for some reason, > saying Severian is a Christian is a more jarring statement than > saying he's a Christ. Well, here you fall afair of the common Catholic theological concept of the "anonymous Christian" -- the person who, for whatever reason, is not given the grace to know and believe in Christ in this life, but believes in what the closest conception available to him/her. This is a hair, but a critical hair, separater from syncretic universalism: it doesn't say that everyone will be saved; rather, it says that God plays fair and that everyone has the opportunity to be saved. --Blattid How many hit points does a Jesus have, anyway? --