From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: (urth) C????????? F?????????? Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 19:09:37 -0000 The point is, you can, just about, write CF and not be Christian. In the same way that you can, just about, be a Catholic and not be Christian. :) OK, not literally. But what I mean is that it is a matter of cultural background not religious belief. Catholicism is deeply connected with Cosmology and physics. And ANTI-Catholicism is even more deeply connected - modern cosmology grew out of Catholic theology by opposition and binary fission. Galileo etc. A CASE OF CONSCIENCE would squeak in. So would BLACK EASTER, which was, of course, dedicated to CSL. Blish was an agnostic BUT he was fascinated by the existential questions Christianity (and espescially Catholicism) has grappled with for so long. Did I ever tell you of the time I went to look for Lewis' grave in the Oxford churchyard he was buried in, and found Blish's? ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dan'l Danehy-Oakes" To: Sent: Friday, January 17, 2003 6:52 PM Subject: RE: (urth) DOORS: The Hero, The Otherworld, The Ending > OK. Do you have a better term than "Catholic fabulation?" > It seems that would resolve our remaining differences. . (H'mmm ... would you include A CASE OF CONSCIENCE, or HYPERION?) It seems to me that the word "fabulation" does that fairly effectively. Or perhaps "Christian Mythopoieic Fantasy," which would be accurate but ugly ...? --Blattid --