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Grey Havens

Oct 9 2012, 3:24am

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Literary Cowardice II

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Tolkien wrote the following:

"to the ultimate judgement upon Gollum I would not care to enquire. This would be to investigate Goddes privitee’, as the Medievals said.

To understand my frustration with this attitude that the knowledge possessed by the author's fictional gods, angels, and the saved, is not proper for human beings to know, start by reading my post here:


Unlike Elizabeth, I would certain call out Tolkien in the strongest terms on this matter because, like no one else who ever existed, or the gods, it certainly is for him to decide - of all people. Tolkien created the gods of his fiction so he damn well can speak for them if he chooses. And he did create an afterlife in his fiction, so he absolutely could have gone there to tell of such events. He is otherwise confusing his own fiction for reality, either literally or in actual fear that his own god is listening and would Himself be confused and call it blasphemy.

(This post was edited by Altaira on Oct 10 2012, 12:59am)

Edit Log:
Post edited by JWPlatt (Grey Havens) on Oct 9 2012, 3:26am
Post edited by JWPlatt (Grey Havens) on Oct 9 2012, 3:29am
Post edited by Altaira (Superuser) on Oct 10 2012, 12:59am

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