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The Question (ID Number 5)...

    Why is Ishmael's pupil a man rather than a woman?

    ...and the response:

    The pupil is on hand to answer for our culture's destructiveness on this planet (to answer the question posed by Ishmael's koan). If the pupil has to be one gender or the other, which gender in our culture do you think should be called upon to answer for our destructiveness? Which gender has the greater need to understand the consequences of our destructiveness?


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