Originally posted by fëanáro
I have no idea, i would have to read the first chapters of the Silmarillion very closely to make sure.
but i want to make my point of view out of yours. instead.
I thought that was a given for the God/Creator of the world. Is it not so with the Christian God? And Tolkien was a Christian, and he molded much of his characters after his religion.Originally posted by Nóm
Who says Iluvatar is kind? Does Tolkien ever say it?
Of course they don't hold water 1) they're an abstract thing and 2) I'm a fool, which you well know.Originally posted by ithrynluin
I thought that was a given for the God/Creator of the world. Is it not so with the Christian God? And Tolkien was a Christian, and he molded much of his characters after his religion.
I like your thoughts about Ilúvatar, though I doubt they hold much water.
I don't think that Iluvatar has to be a purely good force, he can just be a force. He made the the Ainur of his thought, and of them only Manwe is known to have been free of evil.Or do you mean that they are forces of Good but still not kind?
I don't know about a resemblance, but that is probably all it is - a resemblance.God in Christianity and Ilúvatar in Tolkien's world bear a resemblance to me. Why are they worshipped/held in reverence if they are not positive and kind and all mighty?
Is that your thought or you are paraphrasing someone you and I have read.Originally posted by HelplessModAddi
Also, if you are a philosopher, you should realize that good and evil define each other. Good is the lack of evil and evil is the lack of good.