Human and Divine art compared

HUMAN ART DIVINE ART
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An act of intelligence
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An act of intelligence
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Creates narratives with a beginning middle and end, e.g. “a cinematic universe”
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Creates narratives with beginning, middle and end. The actual universe.
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Creates narratives that have evil in them
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Creates narratives that have evil in them.
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If asked “is the whole narrative better with the evil character in it?”, the author says “yes”
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If asked “is the whole narrative better with the evil character in it?”, the author says “yes”
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Evil characters are just as much actively caused as good ones. One uses, say, the same typewriter and artistic skill to write the good characters as the bad ones.
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Good characters are actively caused, evil actions as evil are merely tolerated or permitted. Good characters are an exertion of divine power whereas evil ones are not.
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The author rejoices in the skillful writing of bad characters as much as in the skillful writing of the good ones
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The author does not rejoice in the existence of bad characters since, qua bad, as he finds nothing of himself in them.
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If asked “do you want those who see the death of the wicked to rejoice in the goodness of it?” the answer is “yes.”
If asked “do you want those who see the death of the wicked to rejoice in the goodness of it?” the answer is “yes.”
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