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  •  An interesting thought. (2+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z, Dragon5616

    My point was more that it was not neccesarily the right of any singular citizen in Omelas to free the child, but perhaps is moral only if it's collective, that the only individual choice is to walk away. That's what I've always gotten from the story, personally.

    The Jesus story is either highly incredible or quite fictionalized at parts, hanging on the crux of one man (or God/man), but it's the story of an individual. To me, Omelas isn't the story of an individual; it's not about individuals at all.

    Not sure if that makes any sense, so perhaps I shouldn't try to do literary analysis before having my coffee.

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