Tonyblack wrote:Or there's this definition of simony.
swreader wrote:They have to work together and depend on each other absolutely. Vorbis is their instrument in a way, even though he has no part in their ordeal, his hijacking their feat in crossing the desert is necessary to the faith's reception and re-establishment on a surer footing which is not Brutha's spectacular rescue from the turtle but in his averting the war.
You make some good points, Jan. This is just a niggling (but nonetheless important) minor revision of your analysis at the quoted section.
Brutha tried to avert the war, BUT HE FAILED and goes stomping off the apparent field of battle which is precipitated by the appearance of Urn's now functioning "tank". The war is stopped, rather, by Om's intervening and forcing the other gods to agree to his understanding of the proper relationship between man and his god(s). It is the storm (caused by Om's actions) that puts the various parties together in a shelter and makes them see the wisdom of working together rather than fighting when the storm ends.
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Nothing wrong with the occasional dose of prejudice Jeff
raisindot wrote:Jan Van Quirm wrote:Nothing wrong with the occasional dose of prejudice Jeff
Ahhh. 'Literary criticism' is when you don't like a certain book someone else likes.
'Prejudice' is when someone doesn't like a book you like.
Jan Van Quirm wrote:JVQ or just Jan will do Quatermass
It's always struck me as ironic that the basis of philosophy and civilisation was 'born' in a country with such a godsawful and unruly pantheon - perhaps it's because they had such crap gods? Also ironic are the Scandinavian myths, which are in some respects positively sensible in comparison with the Greek ones, belonged to such so-called barbaric nations
Jan Van Quirm wrote:Creation myths are so fascinating though - was it the Golgafrinchams who were waiting for the Big Hankerchief to end the Universe after it being created by the Big Sneeze? It certainly explains why some areas of this particular planet aren't much better than nose debris...
Tonyblack wrote:You now have two weeks to read or reread Jingo for the discussion starting on Monday 3rd January.
There's no closing date for these discussions. Feel free to join in if and when you reread the book.Quatermass wrote:Tonyblack wrote:You now have two weeks to read or reread Jingo for the discussion starting on Monday 3rd January.
I've got other books on my plate. I'm hoping to read Good Omens and CryoBurn by Lois McMaster Bujold before the year is out.
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