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Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 21:33:48 -0600
Subject: Re: (urth) Quetzal and Noah's Ark 
From: Adam Stephanides 

on 11/25/02 5:46 PM, James Jordan at jbjordan4@cox.net wrote:

> Starcrosser is an anti-ark that the
> Outsider decides to invade and save because of His love for human beings.
> The Outsider converts the Plan of Pas into HIS plan, and subverts the
> "plan" of Quetzal into His own larger Plan. Typhon is just an unwitting
> pawn in the Outsider's huge purpose

And that is?  If the Outsider loves human beings so much, why doesn't He
stop the Hierogrammates from killing almost all of them?  And if He's
concerned with the salvation of the people on the Whorl, why doesn't He tell
Silk to spread the Good News of His uniqueness and omnipotence, rather than
telling him to "save the manteion"?  I'm not trying to be facetious, but it
does seem that His ways in LS/SS are particularly mysterious.

No doubt everything that happens in the books is ultimately part of the
Outsider's plan.  But the same would be true if Silk had never been
enlightened, or if the colonists had been left to rot aboard the Whorl
forever.  So it's not clear to me how "the Outsider's plan" can be used as a
touchstone for interpreting the books.



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