quantum states and others inhabiting a pulsar. However, even when describing oxygen-breathing, beer-drinking, semi-reptilian, militaristic humanoids, the Merseians, he invited us to think outside the box.
The Merseians of the Roidhunate:
are primarily loyal to the Race, not to any current political regime;
separate "civilian" and "military" differently and less clearly than Terrans;
have less hierarchical military ranks;
expand the Race's frontiers, whether physical or intellectual, by means of enterprises led by aristocrats called datholchs;
clearly have no church-state separation.
The Roidhum stands for the God, Who:
favors the Race, not all life!;
is utterly transcendent - there is no mention of temples, priests, scriptures, revelation or incarnation.
Djana visualizes a militaristic Merseian Christ but that is her Christianity speaking. A Dennitzan Merseian placates hostile personified elemental forces. Thus, we infer that Merseian religion started in the same place as the earliest Terrestrial paganism but, like the Ythrian New Faith, developed in a different direction which, although monotheist, can never be ecumenical.