[Milton-L] obedience to your creator

Carrol Cox cbcox at ilstu.edu
Thu Apr 10 14:34:19 EDT 2014

JD Fleming:

But a few spoke out: stood up and said: I don't care who you are or what you say or what this is--you guys can't do that.

Abdiel is one of the few. JDF 


Abdiel is a fictional character, like Elizabeth Bennett or The Lone Ranger. And (in the context of the fiction)  it doesn't take much courage on his part to "stand up," since as he himself notes, those not "standing up" are going to end up in a very unpleasant place: that is the point of his making Power his ultimate argument.

It has not always been clear in this thread whether the interest is in correctly construing a fiction or in asserting some ontological truth.


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