She couldn't just tell him to go away, or ignore him. That would have been so much easier for her. But he was a seventeen-year-old human being with feelings; just like everyone else he had never asked to be born – no matter the strange nature of his birth. He deserved to be treated with consideration and respect.That's from The Temporal Void (p. 721), but I'm wondering about the implicit implication: had we asked to be born, would we not deserve consideration and/or respect? Or is it that nothing can ask to exist, since there is nothing anything can do before it exists, and everything deserves consideration? (I wonder because I think I can show that it is likely that we did ask to be born, if not for whatever bad luck has befallen us.) And what if someone did ask to be born (e.g. Jesus, maybe), would they not deserve consideration (e.g. if they fell victim to malice)?
Dutch anti-Nazi resistance fighter dies, age 93 - What a remarkable story.
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