(urth) Re: urth-urth.net Digest, Vol 7, Issue 6
iorweththomas at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 22 10:05:38 PST 2005
>From: Kieran Mullen <kieran at ou.edu>
>My favorite answer to this was the one provided by Dan Simmons in the
>Hyperion novels. One of his characters claims that actually Abraham had
>to go through with this because he was testing God. That is, any God who
>would actually make you go through with such a demand was not worth
>worshiping. He had to carry it out to the end to see what would happen.
It's one of my favorite answers too, and might even be what Kierkegaard
thought ! Not sure if it really helps with Severian, though.
 Or, it's at least as good as any other good interpretation.
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