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  Expand entire thread Sticky: General notice re book discussions and the use of copyrighted materials Ataahua 74645 1 Jun 20 2007, 12:34pm Jump to last post in thread (by Wynnie)

  Sticky: Thread Locked Welcome to the Reading Room (-->Including links to old RR discussions!) Altaira 71495 0 Dec 28 2006, 3:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Altaira)

Sticky: How Best to Contact an Admin for Help Kyriel 63859 0 Mar 31 2009, 10:44pm Jump to last post in thread (by Kyriel)

  Expand entire thread Silmarilion Discussion: Chapter 16 -- "Of Maeglin" Maciliel 35482 380 Jun 16 2013, 10:27am Jump to last post in thread (by noWizardme)

  Expand entire thread Silmarillion Discussion, Chapter 19: Of Beren and Luthien: Love, etc. CuriousG 47589 343 Jul 8 2013, 8:00pm Jump to last post in thread (by Brethil)

  Expand entire thread LOTR Unofficial Read Through - The Two Towers Eruonen 39613 322 Jul 24 2017, 8:17pm Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)

  Expand entire thread The Fellowship of the Ring Discussion, Chapter Two: The Shadow of the Past Kim 30897 226 Dec 22 2014, 1:11am Jump to last post in thread (by Brethil)

  Expand entire thread 'The Fellowship of the Ring' Discussion, Chapter One: A Long-Expected Party Rembrethil 40302 186 Dec 17 2014, 2:33pm Jump to last post in thread (by Rembrethil)

  Expand entire thread The Return of the King - Unofficial read through Eruonen 40353 183 Aug 14 2017, 5:26pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)

  Expand entire thread The Numenorean Kingdoms, part XI - bridge-film material? sador 33669 182 Feb 8 2009, 9:47pm Jump to last post in thread (by simplyaven)

  Expand entire thread Reading Room Culture Dreamdeer 33656 177 Mar 19 2009, 9:38pm Jump to last post in thread (by Idril Celebrindal)

  Expand entire thread Return of the King Part II - the unofficial read through - Book VI onward Eruonen 19993 173 Sep 10 2017, 9:08pm Jump to last post in thread (by sador)

  Expand entire thread The Tale of Years (Appendix B): Part I – The 2nd Age, 1 -1600 Morthoron 16206 160 Mar 15 2009, 9:15pm Jump to last post in thread (by Eowyn of Penns Woods)

  Expand entire thread Fellowship - Rookie Reader Review Cygnus 53721 160 Feb 18, 3:57am Jump to last post in thread (by N.E. Brigand)

  Expand entire thread need help filling in some blanks please (First Age, Elros, Elrond, Gil-galad, etc.) erynion 20038 159 Jun 9 2013, 9:36am Jump to last post in thread (by wildespace)

  Collapse Do Elves have free will? visualweasel 8444 156 Aug 21 2008, 3:53pm Jump to last post in thread (by visualweasel)
       Collapse Could you provide some ground rules? FarFromHome 7865 3 Aug 21 2008, 5:18pm
           Collapse Yes, good questions! visualweasel 7879 2 Aug 21 2008, 5:52pm
               Collapse I say "Tolkien and Free Will" is very popular this year a.s. 7774 1 Aug 22 2008, 11:16am
                   Those sound interesting, but no. visualweasel 7755 0 Aug 22 2008, 2:55pm
       Collapse Mandos and Aule Dreamdeer 7831 7 Aug 21 2008, 9:53pm
           Collapse Yes, yes, I agree. visualweasel 7824 6 Aug 21 2008, 10:05pm
               Collapse Yes. Elizabeth 7770 1 Aug 22 2008, 4:16am
                   Indeed. FarFromHome 7775 0 Aug 22 2008, 12:26pm
               Collapse why does "fairness" enter the argument? a.s. 4700 3 Aug 23 2008, 12:25pm
                   The "fairness" relates to moral responsibility FarFromHome 4639 0 Aug 23 2008, 3:44pm
                   Collapse Hell Dreamdeer 4721 1 Aug 23 2008, 4:36pm
                       "allowed for the possibility of Hell", then a.s. 4358 0 Aug 23 2008, 6:19pm
       No. But I will have to get to this later. a.s. 7839 0 Aug 21 2008, 10:18pm
       Collapse Would anyone have thought to ask this question before 1977? N.E. Brigand 7827 3 Aug 21 2008, 11:05pm
           Collapse Good point! visualweasel 7819 2 Aug 22 2008, 2:06pm
               Gimli Dreamdeer 4893 0 Aug 22 2008, 4:59pm
               free will implies the ability to sin a.s. 4674 0 Aug 23 2008, 12:45pm
       Collapse I have long argued ... Voronwë_the_Faithful 7877 4 Aug 21 2008, 11:54pm
           Collapse The Great Tolkienic Contradiction Conspiracy... Morthoron 7973 1 Aug 22 2008, 1:12am
               Fickle Finger of Fate Dreamdeer 7769 0 Aug 22 2008, 2:46am
           yes, and the answer is more complex, too a.s. 7739 0 Aug 22 2008, 10:57am
           I simply can't help myself ... visualweasel 7889 0 Aug 22 2008, 2:09pm
       Collapse There is no answer, of course Beren IV 7801 12 Aug 22 2008, 1:58am
           Collapse Be careful... Aelfwine 7810 4 Aug 22 2008, 2:42am
               Yes, this is one of the most central issues visualweasel 7717 0 Aug 22 2008, 2:51pm
               Collapse Peter Kreeft, in his book The Philosophy of Tolkien ElanorTX 4662 1 Aug 23 2008, 4:25am
                   Machine stories Aelfwine 4650 0 Aug 23 2008, 2:02pm
               *if* there is free will for any created being, then a.s. 4652 0 Aug 23 2008, 12:36pm
           Collapse The Big But... Morthoron 7754 4 Aug 22 2008, 2:48am
               Collapse So what does 'fading' mean? Beren IV 7750 3 Aug 22 2008, 7:25am
                   Collapse Fading and will? Dreamdeer 4885 2 Aug 22 2008, 4:46pm
                       Collapse Limited free will Beren IV 4669 1 Aug 23 2008, 1:59am
                           What you would have done Elizabeth 4644 0 Aug 23 2008, 4:33am
           Collapse Not so, actually: Aelfwine 7849 1 Aug 22 2008, 2:55am
               Have You Seen It? Voronwë_the_Faithful 7770 0 Aug 22 2008, 6:35am
       Collapse Was Flieger's Basic Thesis Different Than What She Previously Has Said? Voronwë_the_Faithful 7764 33 Aug 22 2008, 2:06pm
           Collapse I don't think so; however a.s. 4708 32 Aug 22 2008, 9:44pm
               Expand Did you believe it before reading "The Silmarillion"? N.E. Brigand 4724 31 Aug 24 2008, 8:45pm
       Collapse free will and other runimations a.s. 4693 4 Aug 23 2008, 11:36am
           Collapse Constrained by the Music Aelfwine 4970 3 Aug 23 2008, 1:46pm
               Collapse *if* free will, by definition, a.s. 4802 2 Aug 23 2008, 2:38pm
                   Collapse Are you defining "free will" FarFromHome 4618 1 Aug 23 2008, 4:16pm
                       yes, and no a.s. 4346 0 Aug 23 2008, 6:37pm
       Collapse Why does it matter? // N.E. Brigand 4323 21 Aug 23 2008, 11:14pm
           Collapse To the Elves? Or to us? a.s. 4298 20 Aug 24 2008, 3:48am
               Collapse What rhymes with Hostetter? N.E. Brigand 4337 19 Aug 24 2008, 9:54pm
                   Hmmm...Hostetter? Morthoron 4302 0 Aug 24 2008, 11:19pm
                   Collapse LOL! Aelfwine 4318 10 Aug 24 2008, 11:42pm
                       Collapse Ode dear! Morthoron 4357 9 Aug 25 2008, 4:15am
                           LOL!!! Aelfwine 4316 0 Aug 25 2008, 4:20am
                           Brilliant!! // a.s. 4258 0 Aug 25 2008, 11:15am
                           Now that impressed me! // Dreamdeer 4254 0 Aug 25 2008, 1:38pm
                           A triumphal note in an otherwise endless (but still fun) debate! visualweasel 4291 0 Aug 25 2008, 3:03pm
                           Come on, now you're just being silly, Beren IV 4260 0 Aug 25 2008, 4:45pm
                           Collapse How did I end up in the Reading Room? Magpie 4268 2 Aug 26 2008, 1:20am
                               Collapse The Dark Elf bows... Morthoron 4235 1 Aug 26 2008, 1:57am
                                   *applauds* Peredhil lover 4218 0 Aug 26 2008, 5:50am
                           *applause* Well done! // dernwyn 4234 0 Aug 26 2008, 2:23am
                   Collapse picks up the gauntlet a.s. 4422 6 Aug 25 2008, 12:47am
                       Collapse LOL! (nt) Aelfwine 4299 5 Aug 25 2008, 1:32am
                           Collapse ack!!! Only I would mis-spell a word in a post about linguistics! Help, admins a.s. 4314 4 Aug 25 2008, 1:42am
                               Collapse Ah, magic! dernwyn 4225 3 Aug 26 2008, 2:21am
                                   Collapse no, NEB has not posted his winning entry a.s. 4225 2 Aug 26 2008, 10:59am
                                       Collapse It's not N.E. Brigand 4476 1 Aug 27 2008, 9:30pm
                                           oh stop! It won because it was funny, it was topical a.s. 4443 0 Aug 27 2008, 10:09pm
       Collapse Do Men? Darkstone 4232 55 Aug 26 2008, 2:02pm
           Collapse Wyrd and Fate visualweasel 4242 51 Aug 26 2008, 2:19pm
               Collapse But... Darkstone 4211 50 Aug 26 2008, 3:26pm
                   Collapse No buts ... visualweasel 4230 49 Aug 26 2008, 3:29pm
                       Collapse Yes but a.s. 4519 27 Aug 26 2008, 10:21pm
                           Collapse It would be, but ... visualweasel 4501 26 Aug 26 2008, 10:24pm
                               Collapse I did not say "in Tolkien's legendarium" a.s. 4522 23 Aug 26 2008, 10:42pm
                                   Collapse Well, if you're going to bring the Primary World into this ... :) visualweasel 4498 22 Aug 27 2008, 12:10am
                                       Collapse I officially wash my hands of this discussion. Beren IV 4488 3 Aug 27 2008, 12:48am
                                           Collapse I wouldn't say that. N.E. Brigand 4481 1 Aug 27 2008, 3:21am
                                               Good point! visualweasel 4462 0 Aug 27 2008, 1:45pm
                                           On the contrary! Dreamdeer 4460 0 Aug 27 2008, 4:16pm
                                       Collapse I am going to try this one more time a.s. 4566 17 Aug 27 2008, 11:36am
                                           Getting frustrated? I'm sorry about that ... visualweasel 4481 0 Aug 27 2008, 2:00pm
                                           Collapse This is a sticking point for me... FarFromHome 4477 4 Aug 27 2008, 2:07pm
                                               Collapse Regarding Catholic Teaching... Dreamdeer 4467 2 Aug 27 2008, 4:23pm
                                                   Collapse Maybe but... FarFromHome 4459 1 Aug 27 2008, 5:01pm
                                                       I'm not trying to, I'm just trying to define "free will" a.s. 4453 0 Aug 27 2008, 6:30pm
                                               That was what I thought was meant by... a.s. 4445 0 Aug 27 2008, 5:57pm
                                           Collapse The way in which the Elves arguably do not have free will, then, Beren IV 4441 4 Aug 27 2008, 6:22pm
                                               Collapse if Elves do not, in fact, exist after Arda ceases to exist then, yes, they do not have free will by my definition of free will. a.s. 4458 3 Aug 27 2008, 6:40pm
                                                   Ah, but what about the Outer Darkness? Dreamdeer 4651 0 Aug 27 2008, 7:44pm
                                                   Yes, but there is always a Tolkienic contradiction... Morthoron 4470 0 Aug 27 2008, 9:35pm
                                                   My understanding was Beren IV 4526 0 Aug 28 2008, 2:41am
                                           Collapse That's quite helpful. N.E. Brigand 4486 5 Aug 27 2008, 6:48pm
                                               Collapse I don't think that's an accurate definition of Free Will from the Church's perspective. Aelfwine 4674 4 Aug 27 2008, 9:37pm
                                                   Collapse OK, I can accept that a.s. 4447 3 Aug 27 2008, 9:50pm
                                                       Collapse But, what we really need to decide once and for all... Morthoron 4447 2 Aug 27 2008, 10:27pm
                                                           Collapse And are they *free* to use them? ;) // visualweasel 4449 1 Aug 27 2008, 10:28pm
                                                               Or better, do they have the free will to use them? Morthoron 4440 0 Aug 27 2008, 10:29pm
                               Collapse Men, Elves and the Music Voronwë_the_Faithful 4513 1 Aug 26 2008, 11:03pm
                                   That is exactly what I have been saying a.s. 4520 0 Aug 27 2008, 10:55am
                       Collapse Yes buts. Elves have free will. Darkstone 4494 20 Aug 27 2008, 6:02pm
                           Collapse Although Galadriel's fall Beren IV 4475 5 Aug 27 2008, 6:17pm
                               Collapse The most sinful Elves Darkstone 4467 4 Aug 27 2008, 6:33pm
                                   Collapse So what did the three 'C's look like? Beren IV 4481 3 Aug 27 2008, 6:42pm
                                       Probably still pretty fair. Darkstone 4487 0 Aug 27 2008, 6:58pm
                                       Collapse Yes and No Dreamdeer 4527 1 Aug 27 2008, 8:15pm
                                           What a lovely image visualweasel 4472 0 Aug 27 2008, 9:15pm
                           Well said, and I agree. // visualweasel 4452 0 Aug 27 2008, 6:24pm
                           Collapse if they cannot go to Hell, they do not have free will a.s. 4479 12 Aug 27 2008, 6:54pm
                               Collapse So do The Elect have free will? Darkstone 4604 3 Aug 27 2008, 7:33pm
                                   Collapse I don't know. I think so, but a.s. 4604 2 Aug 27 2008, 11:23pm
                                       Collapse Please don't be so hard on yourself, "a.s."! Aelfwine 4447 1 Aug 28 2008, 12:00am
                                           You are a nice guy, aelf :-) a.s. 4432 0 Aug 28 2008, 12:18am
                               Collapse I disagree fundamentally, but we can still be friends :) visualweasel 4487 1 Aug 27 2008, 9:27pm
                                   it would depend upon how you define free will a.s. 4431 0 Aug 27 2008, 10:42pm
                               Collapse Angels in the apocrypha Beren IV 4413 5 Aug 28 2008, 2:45am
                                   Collapse The Dark Elf recalls his Catholic education... Morthoron 4426 4 Aug 28 2008, 3:51am
                                       Collapse Er... Aelfwine 4561 3 Aug 28 2008, 12:37pm
                                           Collapse To elucidate... Morthoron 4530 2 Aug 28 2008, 4:09pm
                                               Collapse You were quite clear. Aelfwine 4633 1 Aug 28 2008, 6:59pm
                                                   Let's agree to disagree then... Morthoron 4486 0 Aug 28 2008, 9:54pm
           Collapse Aragorn did have free will. Dreamdeer 4258 2 Aug 26 2008, 3:26pm
               Collapse And THAT is the point I've been trying to make! Beren IV 4525 1 Aug 26 2008, 7:38pm
                   Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more... Morthoron 4714 0 Aug 26 2008, 10:06pm
       Collapse It depends on your perspective. Curious 4230 3 Mar 22 2009, 5:17pm
           Collapse If I understand you, then I disagree :) visualweasel 4237 2 Mar 23 2009, 2:00pm
               Collapse I misspoke. Curious 4230 1 Mar 23 2009, 3:15pm
                   Agreed! :) // visualweasel 4433 0 Mar 23 2009, 3:18pm

  Expand entire thread **Unfinished Tales Discussion - Disaster of the Gladden Fields noWizardme 25096 154 Mar 6 2014, 8:28am Jump to last post in thread (by Plurmo)

  Expand entire thread Fellowship of The Ring - unofficial, unsanctioned, unsolicited read through Eruonen 19892 152 Apr 25 2017, 1:10am Jump to last post in thread (by Otaku-sempai)
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