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From: "Endymion9" <endymion9@mindspring.com>
Subject: RE: (whorl) Revelation-BOTLS
Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 15:45:36 

Blattid wrote:
>There is a kind of casualness to Silk's enlightenment, the sense that,
okay, he's been
>enlightened, and now everything is different (for him), and yet everything
>is still the same...

This seems very accurate from my experience.  It shows me that Wolfe knows
how *true* enlightment really affects people.

1.  Silk is changed and knows he is changed.  Althought externally nothing
has really changes, it is very hard to shake his belief in what he knows has
happened to him because as Christian author/speaker Leonard Ravenhill used
to say, "You have your theories, but I've lived it, man!".  Silk sees things
differently now.  It's his attitude that is affected.

2.  Silk is not intent on explaning his enlightment to others or convincing
them to see and experience his enlightment.  Althought he can't help talking
about it to others due to his excitement, his enlightment is for him and
affects him.  It affects others through his actions, but not through his
argueing, debating or cajoling others to also accept it.


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