Saturday, 12 August 2017

Eclectic Theology

In SM Stirling, Lord Of Mountains (New York, 2013), Chapter Ten, Frederick Thurston utters the most eclectic invocation that I have ever read. If I may rewrite his words as a list, Fred says:

"'May the -

philosophical consolation
or lucky rabbit's foot -

- of your choice be with you.'" (p. 195)

Five options there. And Fred means, if you can think of a sixth option, go for it. Fred himself remembers:

"...a bridge sparkling with color..." (p. 203) -

- and prays to Odin.

Emberverse Theology
A benign consciousness that originated in an earlier universe now guides the biological and spiritual evolution of the current universe.
It can manifest to human beings as any deity or rabbit's foot that they have ever imagined.
Therefore, when Fred prays to Odin, he really addresses It.

Possible? Scary.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

And I'm still chagrined at how I somehow missed this "benign consciousness" surviving from an earlier universe. Needless to say, I don't believe this is actually true. Only a fiction Stirling found it convenient to use.

I still believe an Infinitely Transcendent God existing from all eternity makes far more sense.