[LMB] Test, and stirring the pot again.

Tony Zbaraschuk tonyz at eskimo.com
Tue Feb 25 16:01:53 GMT 2020

I tend to think along the same lines, but does the B*stard see it that?

Tony Z

On Tue, February 25, 2020 8:05 am, WILLIAM A WENRICH wrote:
> As I have said previously, I think Desdemona has a soul and I think
> Penric is responsible. From the beginning, Penric has treated her as a
> person, giving her a name, listening to her advice, and using her as a
> mentor. At least part of this was due to him not being temple trained and
> her being a very advanced demon.
> Christian, husband, father, granddaddy, son, American. Here I stand. I
> can do no other. God help me. William A Wenrich
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>> On Feb 24, 2020, at 5:49 PM, Katherine Collett <kcollett at hamilton.edu>
>> wrote:
>>> <snip> Pouncer>
>> She's not a soul, such as goes to the gods; she's a demon, which is
>> dissolved and becomes less than an elemental when returned to the
>> Bastard's hell.
>> Of course, her constituent parts, Ruschia and the others, are already
>> in the Bastard's heaven.  But I suppose, theologically, that wouldn't
>> make any difference to Desdemona herself?  Seems like the Five, working
>> together, even if the Bastard couldn't do it himself, ought to be able
>> to do something about not losing an entity like Desdemona.  If a
>> great-souled person shared their soul with her, could she become ... a
>> person? a god?  something more than a demon?  Probably at the price of
>> becoming mortal, as these things usually go.  But if the prize is
>> eventually gaining the immortality of becoming one with the gods ....
>> Katherine
> This would be a good model for being taken up by the deity. Retaining
> individuality, yet being a part of a greater whole, like being part of a
> family, or a citizen of a country.
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