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Old January 13th 06, 00:27   #33
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Re: EpDis: Passing Through Gethsemane

I agree, it was a terrible loss, but acted as a great morality fable when the ring leader of Brother Edward's persecutors ends up as Theo's newest accolyte.
My point is that it wasn't a terrible loss as much as a terrible waste. But yes, for the reason you mention, it was absolutely necessary for the ultimate "now, what about when YOU are the one so effected?" angle that is so neatly pulled off at the end.

I just have to see it as a bad choice by brother Edwards, and not a necessary sacrifice.

Hee hee, but is that like saying "why DIDN'T Socrates just... lay off of people for awhile?", isn't it?
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