From: "Andy Robertson"
Subject: Re: (urth) Typhon as Silk? Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 08:49:27 -0000 I am sorry, but this is reason, and divine charity knows nothing of reason. As for Typhon doing all this - bankrupting the Earth, killing thousands, wounding the Sun - those called to be God's scourge have traditionally acted in this fashion. And so have some of God's principal servants (read the Old Testament). Often, the servant weilds a scourge. The end of Typhon's evil is a significant good, at least within the gene-centered / volk-centered / reproductive-success-centered Old Testament scale of values - a tremendous expansion of the human territory and population - a new Promised Land. It seems very much in the character of the Increate, to me, that Typhon should be redeemed. hartshorn ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roy C. Lackey" To: "urth" Sent: Saturday, March 15, 2003 8:32 AM Subject: (urth) Typhon as Silk? > Don wrote: > >I would add in reply to Roy that Typhon being > >the baddest man in the galaxy actually furthers my thematic argument of > >his redemption. Silk is arguably one of the best men in the galaxy. > >If they are the same person then, in addition to it being highly ironic > >(almost reason enough on its own), it is also the ultimate expression > >of the power and the Grace (in the theological sense) of the Outsider. > >Compare that to the ham fisted approach of the hiero's in dealing with > >the situation. > > Unless you are willing to posit the Hierogrammates their own third-party > agenda, were they not angelic agents of the Increate? > > As for your "thematic argument" for the "redemption" of Typhon, even as an > unbeliever I have a hard time swallowing that. Let's see: Typhon bankrupted > Urth's remaining natural resources (mostly to massage his own ego); by some > accounts he caused the wounding of the sun (leading to the passage of the > New Sun and the deaths of millions); he ordered the kidnapping of tens of > thousands of people, brainwashed them --