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Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 15:48:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerry Friedman 
Subject: RE: (urth) Some problems if the Pancreator/Outsider is the Holy T rinity

--- Michael Straight  wrote:
> On Mon, 10 Jun 2002, Dan'l Danehy-Oakes wrote:
> > So Typhon and his brood create the _Whorl,_ a place in which they
> > can be as gods; they brutally try to suppress all memory of the
> > religions of Urth. Yet hints of these religions creep through, so
> > that the "Vironese Faith" rather resembles Temple Judaism, albeit
> > with many Gods; so that the Trivigauntes have a religion very similar
> > to Islam, except with the sexual roles reversed; and so that there
> > is even some vague memory of the Incarnation.
> I assumed that these were deliberate parodies of Islam, Judaism,
> Christianity, etc. by Typhon et. al.

The Vironese faith is not in fact that much like Judaism.  They
share priests sacrificing animals in a temple, but I don't remember
private confession, augury, or dancing sibyls in Judaism, and of
course there's no polytheism.  The haruspication makes it more like
the ancient Romans' religion, doesn't it?

Jerry Friedman

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