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Literary Cowardice II

Grey Havens

Oct 9 2012, 3:24am

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Literary Cowardice II [In reply to] Can't Post

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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)

Subject User Time
Gollum's ultimate "fate"? CyberGhostface Send a private message to CyberGhostface Oct 5 2012, 11:11pm
    Yes. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 6 2012, 3:59am
        great question dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Oct 6 2012, 11:14am
            True, however elevorn Send a private message to elevorn Oct 8 2012, 1:52pm
    well, first let me say... weaver Send a private message to weaver Oct 9 2012, 2:39am
    Literary Cowardice II JWPlatt Oct 9 2012, 3:24am
        Well if you have an artisticall inspiration... Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Send a private message to Mr. Arkenstone (isaac) Oct 9 2012, 2:55pm
        Fictional characters often wander off to unspecified fates. Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth Oct 9 2012, 10:18pm
            Rationalizations JWPlatt Oct 9 2012, 10:51pm
                Maybe you're misinterpreting FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Oct 10 2012, 8:49am
                    don't forget... dijomaja Send a private message to dijomaja Oct 11 2012, 11:02am


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