Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Three Points of Note
(i) Falkayn is responding to the Ivanhoan claim that circles and spheres are perfect shapes, therefore manifestations of God. This is different from either of the Ivanhoan religions encountered by Juan Hernandez.
(ii) This story introduces Falkayn and this sentence gives us the first information about his home planet, Hermes.
(iii) Hermetians are proud of their heritage, therefore are not losing their "soul" as suggested by the promoters of the Festival of Man. There are other examples:
Dennitzans preserve Orthodox Christianity and Serbian speech despite also being culturally influenced by their resident Merseians;
some Altaians revere Mother Terra.