[LMB] Kosher

Beatrice Otter beatrice_otter at haugensgalleri.com
Tue Nov 29 08:11:22 GMT 2016


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On Mon, 28 Nov 2016, at 22:38, Luke Bretscher wrote:> On Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 3:53 PM, Walter Bushell <proto at panix.com> wrote:
> >
> > If it doesn’t figure in the plots, it hardly comes up. There is hardly any
> > if any mention
> > of professional or even college level sports in the stories, for example.
> > There could be
> > al sorts of religion on Barrayar and we wouldn’t know. Perhaps Herself
> > doesn’t know.
> >
> > There is the burning of death offerings, which is at least quasi religious.

> ​With all the Russian (and, to a lesser extent, Greek) influence on
> Barrayar, I always imagined there was at least a noticeable minority of
> Eastern Orthodox on the planet.​

From: M R Dolbear <m.dolbear at lineone.net>:
The extra problem here is that these and all the other with Apostolic
Succession canons don't have a Bishop.

So they either start by going non-Orthodox  or otherwise fragment into
new sects.

Beatrice Otter:How do you know they don't have bishops?  If they kept the social cachet they have now, sure, we probably would have seen them.  But if they are a minority religion that doesn't happen to be common in Vorkosigan District, or among the High Vor, we wouldn't have seen them.
As for the ancestor veneration, I can see it as something like worship among the non-Christians and treated like burning a candle for your loved ones while you pray is treated today.
Beatrice Otter

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