>From: Deb Warner <[log in to unmask]> >Subject: Re: Redemption and People of the Antipodes and ET's >Comments: To: Science Fiction and Fantasy Listserv <[log in to unmask]> >To: [log in to unmask] >In-Reply-To: <[log in to unmask]> >I am only slightly acquainted with Catholic theology >and can be of no use in that respect. Your question >brings to mind two short sf stories that relate to the >subject. I'm not next to our collection at the >moment but I remember a Ray Bradbury story of an >Ahab-like (or perhaps Herod-like)space captain >following a Christ-like figure from planet to planet >and always missing him. I think it is called "THE >MAN". There is also a story involving a missionary to >ETs who brings the traditional message of death and >redemption to ETs, and ends with him being crucified >by the empirically-minded ETs. Don't remeber the >author title but suspect that it may well be by Zelazny. Thanks for the reply. The three Zelazny novesl I have in my religious sf bibliography are LORD OF LIGHT, THIS IMMORTAL, and with Philip K. Dick DEUS IRAE. Is it one of these novels you are thinking of? >===== >"If you can't be a good example, you must settle for being a horrible warning" >Catherine Aird Cindy Smith I have further observed under the sun that [log in to unmask] The race is not won by the swift, [log in to unmask] Nor the battle by the valiant; [log in to unmask] Nor is bread won by the wise, Me transmitte sursum, Nor wealth by the intelligent, Caledoni! Nor favor by the learned. A Real Live Catholic For the time of mischance comes to all. in Georgia! -- JPS Ecclesiastes 9:11 >->> <<-< Go against the flow!