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Date Posted: 12:58:47 08/15/03 Fri
Author: IDAHO
Subject: ouch....Well here are my thoughts
In reply to: TheCannabist 's message, "hey this isn't Grammer school...." on 12:15:36 08/15/03 Fri

I better put them in quickly before I get banned.

I think whether or not Paul was negligent by leaving Alia in charge all depends on how clear his vision of the future was.
Basically if Paul saw that the only way to set the stage for his heirs was by becoming blind and having to go out into the desert, then he really had no choice to leave Alia in charge.
Presumably he saw that Alia was on the road to self destruction and there was nothing he could do to stop it, but that in the end, she would die and that leaving her in charge for a little while didn't affect her or the people one way or the other.
If he saw what happened clearly in the future and chose that path anyway, we as the reader have to assume that he chose the best possible path for the whole of humanity. What other path could he choose?
If he didn't see the future clearly then he is really removed from culpability because he didn't know that Alia was going to go nuts.
So either way, I think one must come to the conclusion that Paul wasn't negligent. He either knew what he was doing and accepted it because it was the best of all possible paths, or he didn't know, in which case he is blameless.


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