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Glad to see we have this forum posted 27 January 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtGlad to see we have this forum by Spamoram, Candidate

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...The existence of magic absolutely disproves any materialistic worldview.[/quote:2ff55zw5]

Don't be absurd. Genetic mutations enabling energy channeling is far more plausible then deities & other religious nonsense.

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... i don't see how this can even be a question. It is fully dealt with in the book and actually provides a plausible basis for the Inchoroi/Consult quest to exterminate humanity.[/quote:2ff55zw5]

It was neither fully dealt with nor obvious. Imagine aliens arriving here - do you seriously think they would start feering the muslim god or the christian hell ? It's ludicrous. <!-- s:roll: --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif" alt=":roll:" title="Rolling Eyes" /><!-- s:roll: -->


Please, please, please refrain from using phrases such as, "don't be absurd/stupid/dumb" to start off discussions. That only serves to raise the hackles of other people who then will feel the need to "defend" themselves. Rational discourse will then be discarded in favour of 1 upping each other.

Now, I'm as non-religious as the next guy but the idea that a genetic mutation allowing for energy manipulation is somehow less far fetched than deities existing seems strange to me. Now, seeing as we're reading fantasy, the possibility of magic and deities, even genetic mutations to manipulate energy are all quite plausible in my book. In this fantasy world...

I think you should stop trying to relate the real world with a fantasy world. The real world has to operate by following the natural laws. In a fantasy setting, the author is free to create his own laws thus enriching the world.

So ya, in the real world, we can't prove that gods exist. Neither does magic. However, the author of a fantasy fiction is free to create a world full of interesting deities, magic, monsters. Perhaps even having rules differing from World to World. That's what makes it so fun and why we read them...or so I hope. view post


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