[LMB] LMB's use of organized religion, was Religion and Magic

Katherine Collett kcollett at hamilton.edu
Sun Nov 18 21:40:52 GMT 2012

On Nov 18, 2012, at 4:30 PM, Elizabeth Stowe wrote:
> LMB was asked at the South Hadley reading about the absence of religion in her books (the questioner had only Vorkosiverse books, I think). LMB answered that while the Vorkosiverse is secular, the Chalion series contains a strong religious element. She then said something I can't quote verbatim about the WGW; I think she said that the WGW is secular in that there are only myths concerning how the world came to be as it is.

I think what she said was more complicated than that; the thing about the WGW is that the gods' absence is a presence itself.  If that makes sense.  It's not really secular; there are gods, they just aren't around now.


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