Subjectivity and Divination.

From: Dave Bailey (db@uk.hboc.com)
Date: Mon 19 May 1997 - 10:59:15 EEST


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I was amused to start with over the Subjective V objective debate but =
it's dragging a bit now so if you'll forgive me I'll point out something =
obvious.

Glorantha is perfect as it is! It's fertile enough to spawn this monster =
debate plus many others and all participants are getting what they want =
out of it. Glorantha has these differences from east to west and you've =
all got somewhere to live.

Enjoy the differences and stop asking for Gods telephone number!!

As for divination - it's been some years since I read the description =
but the POWx5 for understanding is a total cop out from a roleplaying =
point of view. Use the spell to allow the priest a brief glimpse into =
his Gods mind, what he see there is what he makes of it bearing in mind =
it's a mortal looking into a Gods mind. It certainly supports the =
diversity of opinion that exists across the world and presumably many =
divinations will be done by important members of the cult before handing =
down the reasoned answer to the rest. Is it a heresy to question God on =
an article of faith. "God is the West wind", "hey god, are you the west =
wind?". We need faith and Myth not facts.

All the major items of debate within a religion should have been settled =
by the dawn age priests so new questions should be answerable within a =
cults doctrine with Divination only confirming that.

Dave.

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