Re: Abiding Book

From: Paolo Guccione <p.guccione_at_CkAQH8hjaITv-VMHWDp6HPTp-ni5t2prfqgA5ED0L2zmsSKZu-YDc8bHfbl-8VNW8>
Date: Thu, 12 Jul 2007 00:12:03 +0200

> Quoting from Greg:

> Yes and no. Westerners tend to explain the use of magic as the
> "intervention of God" but "through the saints" or some such.

This is true for priestly/liturgist magic, but what about wizardly magic? I have always regarded it as "using Logic to manipulate the natural forces".

> They don't have a story like the Great Compromise, except insofar as
> there are several versions of it that were "imported" by the GL and
> entered into various saintly cults or churches without the people
> knowing these are theist invasions of myth.
> In general,the western explanation is that God is "out there," and
> thus does not intervene.

But does not forbid wizards to perform some trick, does He?

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