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Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 07:55:52 -0400 (EDT)
From: Michael Straight 
Subject: RE: (urth) Some problems if the Pancreator/Outsider is the Holy T

On Thu, 13 Jun 2002, Jerry Friedman wrote:

> > 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?

Yeah, what I meant is that it's all a mishmash that might have seemed
funny to Typhon:  "Let's have Christianesque priests worshiping a pantheon
of Gods and doing animal sacrifices.  Oh and computer, throw together some
holy texts from a bunch of random religions.  And then lets have version
of Islam with the women in charge!"

There's probably also a city in the Whorl filled with "Buddhists" who hire
people to meditate for them and spend their time partying.



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