[Fwd: Query about God]

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Tue Mar 2 13:58:23 PST 1999

Epic is a wild genre -- it's almost impossible to come up with a really false construal of anything in any very rich epic. The history of epic interpretation (Homer, Virgil, Dante, Milton esp.) provides a marvellous empirical argument for the proposition that a text means anything any reader makes it mean.


Yoshie Furuhashi wrote:

> Barkley Rosser wrote:
> > But, another interpretation is that Satan is the radical egalitarian
> >attempting to overthrow the hierarchy of God above all else (including
> >genderneutral Man).
> How about a radical aristocrat who hates a bourgeois humanism and moralism
> and yet revels in a bourgeois revolution and individualism, like de Sade?
> "All universal moral principles are idle fancies." _The 120 Days of Sodom_
> "The idea of God is the sole wrong for which I cannot forgive mankind."
> _Aline et Valcour_
> Yoshie

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