Am 24.12.01, John Cowan yscrifef: > Irina Rempt scripsit: > > On Saturday 22 December 2001 12:27, Christophe wrote: > > > > > A conculture doesn't mandatorily reflects the views of its > > > author. Think of Irina, whose conculture is anything but Orthodox > > > Christian. > > > > It does hold comparable values of good and evil as I do myself, > > however, perhaps even expressed more explicitly. > > Tom Shippey makes the point in _JRRT: Author of the Century_ that even > Orcs have basically the same morality we do, though they follow it > even less well than we: they disapprove of abandoning one's > fellow-soldiers in battle conditions, e.g. Well, Melkor could not _create_ (nor indeed Sauron nor Saruman). They could only ruin what was already in the world. It's not a surprise, therefore, that Orcs are in some ways similar to the other Children of Iluvatar. Padraic. -- Bethes gwaz vaz ha leal.