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Subject: Re: The Fates
From: Bill <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Bill <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 24 Sep 1998 09:22:00 -0600

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At 5:10 PM -0400 9/23/98, Francine Nicholson wrote:
>As I noted in my previous post, C/u Chulainn's mistake was
>choosing to go into battle after being warned that it would bring his
>death. He made a free will choice and chose the wrong thing. Making
>wrong choices upsets the balance, and once you upset the balance, things
>like being forced to violate your geasa are the consequence. He
>initiated the chain of events by his own choice. Being trapped in
>situations where he had to violate his geasa was the consequence of a
>wrong choice he made, not the universe turning on him.
>        Of course, the first choice he made was to take up arms on a day
>when he was guaranteed everlasting fame but a short life.

Then having a 'free will choice' would seem to abbrogate fate or destiny?


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