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February 26, 2013, 11:57:24 AM

Offline Len

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On "The Fall"
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No one voice can express the complete Truth of any matter. Recently, some of us have discussed themes, stories, myths, etc. relating to the “Fall of Man”. There is Truth to both what the Kolbrin and the Bible have to say concerning this event(s)/situation/circumstance. However, neither tell the whole tale. In fact, no one single source does. It is wise to consider the creation myths of different tribes, cultures, and civilizations from around the world as well as study modern approaches to the same in the manner people like Zecharia Sitchin does.

I could go on to give my own perspective of the fall, and perhaps I will in time, but for now, I shall attempt a different approach. Instead of presently recommending ancient myths or modern interpretations, I suggest reading two, somewhat modern, works of ‘fiction’ that had a profound effect upon me, and contain more Truth than one usually suspects from ‘fiction’.

The first is the second book of C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy, titled “Perelandra”. It is one of the most descriptively beautiful books I’ve ever read, and it heavily details ideas around the creation, the fall, and the Great Battle. Although it is the second book in a three book series, it was written to be read as a standalone story. So feel free to read it by itself, although the entire series is worth the read as well. (See here: http://www.amazon.com/Perelandra-Cosmic-Trilogy-C-Lewis/dp/0007157169/ref=tmm_pap_title_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1361251651&sr=1-1 )

My second recommendation is a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky entitled, “The Dream of a Ridiculous Man”. It is short, but profound, and touching enough to make one weep. I only recommend reading the Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky translation, which can be found in the collection of short stories here: http://www.amazon.com/Eternal-Husband-Other-Stories/dp/0553214446/ref=sr_1_27?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1361251977&sr=1-27 or can be read online here: http://www.colorado.edu/studentgroups/shortfiction/RidiculousMan.pdf

February 26, 2013, 11:58:18 AMReply #1

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Quote from: Manuel Cufre
Sounds like great recommendations. I find it interesting you mention Sitchin. What is your opinion of him?