July 5th, 2007


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Discussion (16)¬

  1. WuseMajor says:

    If you ever need extra stuff to put in your dead tree graphic novels, some of these Hyena Legends you mention here could be good extras.

  2. NigaiAmai Yume says:

    What about the “Mother of Moles” and the “Mother of All Wombats” Digger has mentioned in curses?
    Maybe they’re considered more saints, or similar to Confucius, though – mythical “real” beings, not mystical gods.

  3. Saphroneth says:

    Sort of like that “Atheists for Jesus” thing. Not quite gods or even supernatural, just more than most people. I suppose most cultures have them – Socrates, for example, or Arminius (there was a street named after him by the Saxons in England several hundred years after his life). On the other hand, if you mean non – real people, I suppose then an example would be Enki from Mesopotamia. Weird bloke – but not really seen as a god.

  4. Worgen says:

    doesnt matter if you beleave in a god or not, you still need a good curse

  5. Lica says:

    Lol. Worgen, you win.

  6. jursamaj says:

    Indeed, having been raised with christianity, I tend to fall back on the old curses. Atheism just doesn’t *have* any curses. 😛

  7. BunnyRock says:

    Pratchett reference, about his dwarfs “Dwarfs were not by nature religious, But when you hit your thumb with a eight pound lump hammer, its nice to be able to blaspheme. “

  8. Rachel says:

    @ BunnyRock All these Pratchett comments and references are making me really want to read some of his books.

  9. Fixer-Wolfie says:

    Ed. The tea master.

  10. Kisame says:

    Pratchet reference: “religion, while being a fine thing, could be taken too far”

  11. Nivm says:

    Why is that a Pratchet reference if it’s been said hundreds of times before his books?

  12. JET73L says:

    “Oh, ridiculous symbol of an outmoded belief system, that smarts!”

    Yesss, Rachel, joooin ussss… The works of Terry Pratchett callll to yoooou…

  13. Lord the 22nd says:

    Because some people heard it in his books first.

  14. Lord the 22nd says:

    Or read, rather.

  15. Ellemerr says:

    *starts digging through the mongoose*
    Hah! Found it!

    It takes a very special and very strong-minded kind of atheist to jump up and down with their hand clasped under their other armpit and shout “Oh, random fluctuations-in-the-space-time-continuum!” or “Aaargh, primitive-and-outmoded-concept on a crutch!”

    I haven’t read all that much Pratchett, but I agree that he is almost as much of a genious as Ursula.

  16. WrenTruesong says:

    Or it could just be reverse euhemerization, like in Chinese mythology. Pull them down, make them more-but-not-godly–as Socrates.