Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

User Profile

Collapse
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
  • Source
Clear All
new posts

  • *End
    replied to Reflections on Cult and Prayer in Creation
    Ooh, that's a good point about hero-worship. Emulation can be a religious practice as well... hm... that gives me ideas for plots. I wonder if you could tie the Cult of the Illuminated to hero worship. I mean, given that their title for Solars is Shining Ones, the fact that they call themselves "Illuminated" means that they are the ones upon whom Solars shine - or at least, that's how they see themselves. I had given thought to some thought to a branch of the Cult of the Illuminated that emphasizes themselves as mirrors - reflectors and reflections of the glory of the Solars. This helps...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • *End
    replied to Reflections on Cult and Prayer in Creation
    Huh. That's pretty interesting.



    Who said that it was humans offering sacrifice? :P But that's a fair point - the rituals might not be ones that the spirit particularly wants. I wonder whether that affects whether the benefits of cult come through - I would imagine that it doesn't, though, because that allows for more interesting stories to be told. When an Exalt with a cult comes across practices in their name that they do not want, they might risk offending their believers and losing the cult if they try to put a stop to them, but disagree vehemently with them, for...
    See more | Go to post

    Leave a comment:


  • *End
    started a topic Reflections on Cult and Prayer in Creation

    Reflections on Cult and Prayer in Creation

    So, inspired in no small part by this quote:

    I've been thinking about the nature of prayer and cults in Creation, and how I've hit a few stumbling blocks along the way in my own modern perceptions of what religious practice is. First, I have long thought about how the term "prayer" is used in the modern context, and how this affects my own perception of the "prayers" that cults offer up to spirits in Creation (whether gods, demons, whatever).

    In the first context, I often feel like prayer is discussed as praying for something - prosperity, love, guidance,...
    See more | Go to post
No activity results to display
Show More

Profile Sidebar

Collapse
*End
*End
Member
Last Activity: 05-06-2017, 09:05 AM
Joined: 09-15-2015
Location:
Working...
X