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Subcreation and image [was: RE: Betreft: Re: Steg's wonderful.sig (and a question)]

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 10, 1999, 15:12
FFlores wrote:

> Coming back to subcreation, it's interesting to see that in > Christian orthodoxy, as Lucifer is himself a creation of God, > he can't create himself -- but why can't he *sub*create?
Tolkien goes so far as to say that he sometimes wonders whether some elements of the Primary World are in fact "tolerated subcreational counterfeits". Skating on the thin edge of Manichaeanism. -- John Cowan Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! / Schliess eurer Aug vor heiliger Schau Den er genoss vom Honig-Tau / Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)