Frases Robert Charles Wilson

„Some pious men may find this truth unorthodox and bitter:
But Nature, Chance, and Time ensure survival of the fitter!“

—  Robert Charles Wilson, libro Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (2009), p. 389

„Do you want to tell the truth, or do you want to tell a story?“

—  Robert Charles Wilson, libro Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (2009), p. 361

„Ziegler said, “You know the story in the Bible, the story of Abraham and Isaac?”
“Of course.”
“God instructs Abraham to offer his son as a sacrifice. Isaac makes it as far as the chopping block before God changes his mind.”
Yes. Jacob had always imagined God a little appalled at Abraham’s willingness to cooperate.
Ziegler said, “What’s the moral of the story?”
“Faith.”
“Hardly,” Ziegler said. “Faith has nothing to do with it. Abraham never doubted the existence of God—how could he? The evidence was ample. His virtue wasn’t faith, it was fealty. He was so simplemindedly loyal that he would commit even this awful, terrible act. He was the perfect foot soldier. The ideal pawn. Abraham’s lesson: fealty is rewarded. Not morality. The fable makes morality contingent. Don’t go around killing innocent people, that is, unless you're absolutely certain God want you to. It’s a lunatic’s credo.
“Isaac, on the other hand, learns something much more interesting. He learns that neither God nor his own father can be trusted. Maybe it makes him a better man than Abraham. Suppose Isaac grows up and fathers a child of his own, and God approaches him and makes the same demand. One imagines Isaac saying, ’No. You can take him if you must, but I won’t slaughter my son for you.’ He’s not the good and faithful servant his father was. But he is, perhaps, a more wholesome human being.”“

—  Robert Charles Wilson
The Perseids and Other Stories (2000), The Fields of Abraham (pp. 21-22)

„If I am an agnostic, Calyxa, it’s because I'm also a realist.“

—  Robert Charles Wilson, libro Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America
Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd-Century America (2009), p. 216

„When does loyalty become martyrdom?“

—  Robert Charles Wilson, libro The Chronoliths
The Chronoliths (2001), Chapter 19 (p. 240)

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