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July 24, 1. But even then, we need to treat them like people. People with wants, needs, fears, motivations. People with families and friends and their own enemies.
Plot is the getaway car. Character drives plot; plot does not drive character. For opposition is key. The antagonist opposes the protagonist. Theirs are clashing motivations.
They possess needs and wants that exist in defiance of one another. The protagonist wants to free the slaves; the antagonist wants to keep them and the power they provide.
The antagonist can oppose the main character directly, seeking to undo her efforts; or the antagonist can oppose her indirectly, coming at the story at an oblique angle but still clashing with our protagonist character.
But the point is the same no matter how you slice it: The antagonist is the foil of the protagonist in the very fabric of his character, too — theirs are contrasting personas. At the simplest level, this is heroism versus villainy, but can and should go deeper than that.
The protagonist is a drunk; the antagonist is a proponent of clean living. The protagonist is a rational woman; the antagonist is a religious zealot.
The protagonist likes Batman, PBS, and whiskey. The antagonist likes Spider-Man, telenovelas, and Zima.
Character traits existing in disharmony. His character embodies it. The antagonist is there to push and pull the sequence of events into an arrangement that pleases him.
He makes trouble for the protagonist. He is the one upping the stakes. He is the one changing the game and making it harder. He thought he was the savior of mankind and that his deeply shitty agenda was justified. And doing the right thing.
And a motivation is the thing we tell ourselves — right? Or, at least, we need to believe that the antagonist believes them.Pantheism, determinism, neutral monism, psychophysical parallelism, intellectual and religious freedom, separation of church and state, criticism of Mosaic authorship of some books of the Hebrew Bible, political society as derived from power (not contract), affect, natura naturans/natura naturata.
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Zoroastrianism is the Persian monotheistic fideist religion founded by Zarathustra (cc BCE) and which teaches that good must be chosen over evil in order to achieve salvation.
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Ah, but super-human AI is not the only way Moloch can bring our demise. How many such dangers can your global monarch identify in time? EMs, nanotechnology, memetic contamination, and all the other unknown ways we’re running to the bottom.
As Catholics, do we have to accept everything the Church teaches? If you want to call yourself Catholic, but you want to pick and choose for yourself which of the Church's teachings to accept and which to reject, you give everyone else who calls themselves Catholic the right to do the same thing.