(urth) The Morality of the Hierogrammates
brucehayles at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 15:27:03 PDT 2007
I'm not sure what the confusion is about. Baldanders says that the
flood is caused by gravitational forces from the New Sun in Urth of
the New Sun XLII.
On 7/23/07, Paul B <pb.stuff at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's fine, but it's about as difficult to explain sudden global tectonic
> shifts than it is to explain a flood.
> On 7/23/07, brunians at brunians.org <brunians at brunians.org> wrote:
> > > I recently read the archive discussion about the theodicean aspect of
> > > BotNS,
> > > and the morality and necessity of the flood that accompanies the new
> > > One thing struck me, and if it's old hat, then I've not been thorough
> > > enough
> > > in reading the archives. That thing is the precipitous pace of the
> > > which apparently takes Urth in a matter of days and surprises those at
> > > House Absolute by the time that Severian shows up. A flood of Biblical
> > > proportions, if you will.
> > >
> > > Now, one thing that has been jokingly asked of that one, can be
> > > asked of this: where does the water come from?
> > The continents are drowned, new continents rise where the oceans are, the
> > oceans move around. No new water required.
> > .
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