(urth) Tzadkiel/Melek Taus
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brunians at brunians.org
Fri Jul 9 08:19:18 PDT 2010
Why does everybody have to die in this time line?
> On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 5:54 PM, Gerry Quinn <gerryq at indigo.ie> wrote:
>> I remain 'loyal to the ship' on this one. One can certainly question
>> whether the negation of a black hole that was deliberately put into the
>> counts as a net benefit - but can we really defend the moribund future
>> Master Ash compared to the new life of Ushas, though indeed this new
>> life must be born in cataclysm?
> But on my side of the argument I have Ash's words about the majority of
> population having been evacuated before the ice death, in his future.
> Whatever the benefits of Ushas, why did almost everybody have to die in
> Sev's time line? And probably more to the point: why didn't Sev at least
> to make this happen - knowing as he did that it was possible?
>> It would, I think, be unfair to rely too much on the author's
>> on his intention, but it seems to me that they support the conventional
>> interpretation. Severian is 'a Christian figure' - compare to Silk, who
>> 'a good man in a bad religion'.
> I can't recall everything that Wolfe has said about this, but didn't he
> actually say that Sev is a member of the mystical body of Christ? (Or was
> that something that he said to somebody, in addition to the
> comment?) Anyway, I can't understand Sev being a Christian, which
> requires one to believe in Christ?
> As to being part of the mystical body of Christ, I am totally unqualified
> judge what that actually means. But perhaps this sentence from the Mystici
> Corporis Christi is relevant: "For the Church, the Bride of Christ, is
> and yet so vast is the love of the divine Spouse that it embraces in His
> Bride the whole human race without exception." (
>> But here is an obvious question which should have an answer within the
>> text: if your theory is correct, where in BotNS/UotNS is the counterpart
>> The Outsider? And what Urthly presences/powers stand against the New
>> Vodalus? Who, Mr. Thallassocrat, is standing for what you say is Good?
> That is indeed the big question. My answer is that LS/SS is a redemption
> the God-less world of BOTNS/UOTNS - in which neither side is "Good". I
> believe Sev's life after meeting SilkHorn will be very different than his
> career in BOTNS/UOTNS - as I've set out in posts here over the years. I
> don't think anybody else has found this position very convincing, but I'm
> sticking with it :)
>> - Gerry Quinn
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