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If we're correct in thinking that Waite viewed the Fool as the Logos , I think we can find further confirmation for that in the expression which he uses in the description of this card in the PKT viz ; " it is as if angels were waiting to uphold him ". In the Gospel of Luke Chapter 4, it describes how Jesus , after fasting in the wilderness , was tempted by the devil . One of the three temptations is described as follows : And he ( the devil ) took Him to Jerusalem and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you, to guard you,’ and "On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” And Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
So , if this line of reasoning is correct , Waite viewed the Fool as Christ / The Logos or God immanent within His creation . We can recall also that St Paul said that " the foolishness of God is wiser than men ".
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