Monday, February 25, 2008
Substantive post, Lindsay
The discussion we had in class on Tuesday on Messiahs was quite interesting, however, I disagree with several points that were made. I think we gave too broad of a definition of messiah. For example, Hitler was an evil dictator, charismatic and influential, yes, but not anywhere near the definition of a messiah. I think that Paul in Dune can be given the label of being a messiah quite easily and that we were complicating the notion too much unnecessarily.