The One Ring

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The One Ring

Postby Ullumno » Thu May 14, 2015 12:50 am

There are matters of great importance I wish to express concerning the Lord of the Rings; the One Ring, Sauron, and what we consider to be 'evil' within the immeasurable vastness of time and fate. One cannot deny Sauron forged the One Ring through malice and the desire to wield power over wills, yet many may become blind to the presence of evil by so defining it to one thing or event in the past; wherefore our fears of the past, and our assumptions and judgements of the intentions of others grow from the very roots of evil itself. Sauron was not the dark lord, but a servant of the dark lord, Melkor, who was the mightiest of the great Valar. Now Melkor was overcome and put forth into the Outer Dark, and he created an evil that cannot be destroyed: a ring more terrible than the One Ring, yet it is not an object; but a ring of deception, fueled by fear, driven by mistrust, bound by malice, and manifest in language. Thus the fear of evil, ever estranging us from one another, arises from the origin of evil; and will only fade when each individual accepts judgement without anger or argument, and when one lives for a just cause, any judgement or criticism one faces is a representation of the origin of evil and fear. The past will not change, and it is our unchanging perceptions of the past that ever restrains us from achieving a more peaceful world.
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Re: The One Ring

Postby Billobob » Thu May 14, 2015 8:51 am

Ullumno wrote:There are matters of great importance I wish to express concerning the Lord of the Rings; the One Ring, Sauron, and what we consider to be 'evil' within the immeasurable vastness of time and fate. One cannot deny Sauron forged the One Ring through malice and the desire to wield power over wills, yet many may become blind to the presence of evil by so defining it to one thing or event in the past; wherefore our fears of the past, and our assumptions and judgements of the intentions of others grow from the very roots of evil itself. Sauron was not the dark lord, but a servant of the dark lord, Melkor, who was the mightiest of the great Valar. Now Melkor was overcome and put forth into the Outer Dark, and he created an evil that cannot be destroyed: a ring more terrible than the One Ring, yet it is not an object; but a ring of deception, fueled by fear, driven by mistrust, bound by malice, and manifest in language. Thus the fear of evil, ever estranging us from one another, arises from the origin of evil; and will only fade when each individual accepts judgement without anger or argument, and when one lives for a just cause, any judgement or criticism one faces is a representation of the origin of evil and fear. The past will not change, and it is our unchanging perceptions of the past that ever restrains us from achieving a more peaceful world.


So your basically saying that evil comes from misunderstanding,fear, an unacceptance of judgement,and an unacceptance to let go of the past and your using middle earth as a medium for these observations? Or are you just stating something about the nature of the story?
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Re: The One Ring

Postby Cerin » Thu May 14, 2015 1:42 pm

I'm getting: Fear of evil is a deception coming from evil itself (the origin of), judgment and criticism are representations of this evil, yet the deception (fear of evil) will only fade if we accept evil (judgment) without anger or argument.

Perhaps some clarification is in order.
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Re: The One Ring

Postby Billobob » Thu May 14, 2015 1:52 pm

Cerin wrote:I'm getting: Fear of evil is a deception coming from evil itself (the origin of), judgment and criticism are representations of this evil, yet the deception (fear of evil) will only fade if we accept evil (judgment) without anger or argument.

Perhaps some clarification is in order.


Well he does talk about how that evil will not end until we accept judgement. Here's the quote:
Ullumno said:
Thus the fear of evil, ever estranging us from one another, arises from the origin of evil; and will only fade when each individual accepts judgement without anger or argument
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