(urth) Re: urth-urth.net Digest, Vol 7, Issue 6

Iorwerth Thomas 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 [1]!  Not sure if it really helps with Severian, though.


[1]  Or, it's at least as good as any other good interpretation.

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