Re: _2001_: Optimistic or pessimistic, en fin?

From: Jim Fehlinger (
Date: Fri Feb 23 2001 - 11:50:50 MST

Brent Allsop wrote:

> Helloooo!!!! Is anyone out there listining!!! There is still
> lots of evil down here! We're doing all we can, spending our lives
> trying to find a cure for hunger, cancer, aging, suffering... hoping
> to be able to save our loved ones before they suffer more and die!!!!
> Helloooo!! In case your to dumb to figure out the obvious, we could
> use some help with all this! Screw your "prime directives", your
> irrational excuses for hiding and not coming down to help. Damn your
> "theodicies" that attempt to twist and justify your omnipotent
> existence while you tolerate all this evil and suffering!

Check out Iain M. Banks' "The State of the Art", reprinted in the
collection _The State of the Art_, Orbit Books, 1991.

Diziet Sma agreed with you when the Culture came calling in 1977;
unfortunately, her GCU did not :->

Jim F.

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