[LMB] Kosher

Howard Brazee howard at brazee.net
Mon Nov 28 23:51:39 GMT 2016


> On Nov 28, 2016, at 3:52 PM, Matthew George <matt.msg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I'd say that Bujold didn't want to make the books about religion - but so
> many of the stories are about religious thought, if not any particular one,
> that can't be truly said.  By and large the characters don't actually seem
> to have religious affiliations.  They have cultural references, and
> occasionally cast philosophical musings in religious terms.  But although
> Leo Graf's ethical thinking clearly derives from a culturally-Christian
> background, there's no real evidence that he's a believer, or even attends
> services.  Eli shows no signs of believing in the various gods she
> invokes.  Does Cordelia go to church at all?

It is interesting that we have a ruler who is comforted in not believing in an afterlife.


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