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From: Alex David Groce <Alex_Groce@gs246.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Subject: Re: (whorl) Re: Digest whorl.v010.n138
Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 08:29:34 

Narwhal said:

>I was also a bit curious why Horn screws around with Hide so much.  You'd 
>think a loving father would tell his son who he is rather than wait for him 
>to figure it out...  That puzzled me a bit.

I think it's the same reason why the Neighbors won't tell Horn about
their gods: it's better if he comes to figure it out for himself (with
some hints).

That the Neighbors aren't completely forthcoming seems not so much to
suggest (as Adam speculated) that they believe each race should stick
to its own gods as that they believe the Outsider (by whatever name
they know Him) is in the process of revealing Himself to Horn as it
is, and that it isn't their place to, say, disillusion him about Pas.

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." John 8:32
Alex David Groce (agroce+@cs.cmu.edu)
Ph.D. Student, Carnegie Mellon University - Computer Science Department
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