[LMB] Religion question

Peter Hews Peterhews at protonmail.com
Wed Jul 14 10:46:16 BST 2021


On Saturday, July 10th, 2021 at 12:51, tidsel via Lois-Bujold <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:


> I find it interesting that there is at least one heresy in the 5-gods world, which is one that is used to excuse war. People will put their own values first, and argue how well they fit in with what the gods want later.
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> One wonders what they want the gods for in the first place, if that is so.

In a world where the gods are revealed by their actions all the time, it isn't really a choice: you might as well ask why people want the weather.  And this was the world in which everyone lived until recent centuries.  Atheism wasn't an option before science.


Peter Hews

Oh better far to live and die under the brave black flag I fly,
Than play a sanctimonious part with a pirate head and a pirate heart.

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