Re: [Glorantha]Re: Theists /= Gloranthans

From: Peter Larsen <plarsen_at_uri.edu>
Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2004 07:28:45 -0500


At 09:48 PM 3/3/2004 +0000, Donald R. Oddy wrote:
>In message <4.2.0.58.20040303071105.00b1c188@postoffice.uri.edu> Peter
>Larsen writes:
>
> > I don't know -- the Lunars are pretty inclusive. Maybe they are
> >moving towards an orthodoxy -- certainly, they have a political orthodoxy
> >that is parallel but not identical to whatever religious standards they
> >hold (and churches can have standards that the gods don't share), but there
> >should be a fair degree of latitude, given the "We Are All Us" business.
> >Otherwise it would be "We Are All Us, and That Means...." Of course, on the
> >seventh hand, the Lunars could all be hypocrites, but that's kind of --
> >definitive.
>
>Could be simply they have several orthodoxies but none has been authorised
>by Moonson which means everyone is squabbling about which one and what it
>means. Probably changes depending on what the priestesses think Moonson
>intends.

         Indeed. Another good answer. And what happens at the highest levels of the state/cult leadership is probably only imperfectly mirrored by the huge mass of believers and even the gods themselves.

Peter Larsen

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