Re: Rape and evil

From: aelarsen@facstaff.wisc.edu
Date: Sat 01 Apr 2000 - 02:10:59 EEST


>From: David Cake <dave@difference.com.au>
>Subject: rape and evil

> There is a degree of subjectivity here. If you are performing an
>act that you know to be morally wrong, chaos can enter into you. If you
>know that what you are doing is right, then obviously its not chaotic.
> Compare Urain. Urain is a god of violence and killing for its own
>sake, a chaotic god. Does this mean that violence and killing is chaotic?
>No. Does this mean if you are violent and kill you can become chaotic?
>Sure. Because if you start to enjoy it for its own sake, and attack people
>for no reason, the knowledge that that is wrong lets chaos into your heart.
> Attitudes to rape in Glorantha should be much like the attitudes to
>rape in ancient societies, though probably tempered with modern attitudes a
>bit in practice. WHich is that sometimes, its a hideous crime, but at other
>times, its vicious and mean but not necessarily criminal. Like killing
>people.

        If those who commit acts of violence for pleasure gradually become
Uraini, and those who commit cannibalism gravitate toward Cacaodaemon, do
those who willing commit rape move toward worshipping Thed? Are they at
risk of turning into broos? Is Thed the goddess of rapists, as well as the
goddess of the principle of rape? In other words, do human rapists worship
Thed? Does she offer anything valuable to them?

Andrew E. Larsen

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