Re: [Glorantha]Re: Gloranthan reality of magic and religion

From: Jane Williams <>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 00:05:55 +0000 (GMT)

> I'm not so sure
> its easier in our world, though. Say you have proven
> that the weeping
> statues are miraculous - how would one demonstrate
> that this miracle was
> caused by the Christian God as opposed to another
> one, or say, caused by
> the believers unconsciously using psychic powers
> they aren't even aware
> of to create phenomena in line with their
> expectations?

Oh, you can't, obviously. The only advantage the RW has, and it's a very slight advantage, is that there are, in theory at least, things that *can't* be explained by the standard world-view, and if these are encountered, some change of mind has to occur. You won't, after all, find many people today explaining a weeping statue as "oh, it's just magic". There are, in theory, things which are "impossible". In Glorantha, nothing is impossible. Sherlock Holmes would have hated it :)

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