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On Inrithism posted 12 Mar 2005, 04:03 by Twayleph, Auditor

First of all, I'm begging everyone not to flame me if I've misinterpreted the religion cited here ; to my shame, I know very little about this subject. However for some reason I'm interested to know more about Inrithism (probably because I'm appealed by all that bears the seal of Earwa !). I was wondering what the principal tenets of Inrithism were ; i.e. its core values. Par example, as I understand it, one of the core values of Christianism is the sense of self-sacrifice. We've been given bits of information on the polytheistic nature of Inirithism and citations from the Tusk, as well as things it opposes (prostitution, sorcery...) and it's pretty clear to me that its interpretation in the Three Seas serves as a way to submit lower castes to the dominant class ; yet I still don't feel like I "get" it. What values does it promote ? How many saints or prophets does it glorify, and are they for real or are they just inventions ? Is its ruler (Shriah) held to be divine, to be of divine inspiration or just a man with more sense than the others ? I'd be interested to ask the same questions about Fanimry as well, but I'm afraid it would touch a red zone (the Cishaurim) and in any case, I feel we'll know more about the Fanim in TTT. Hopefully :) view post


posted 13 Mar 2005, 18:03 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

There's actually going to be a nice fat entry on this in the TTT encyclopedic glossary. Like real faiths, it isn't consistent, and it contains within itself any number of divergent threads. The big thing to remember is that Inrithism is founded on Sejenus's reinterpretation of the traditional Kunniat faiths, whereby each of the old gods are thought to be 'aspects' of [i:1xu7lpxh]the[/i:1xu7lpxh] God. It is a 'syncretic faith,' both in theme and in practice. The Inrithi have no 'saints,' primarily because they do not parse the worldy and the divine the way we do, but they do have 'Kahiht,' or 'Great Souls.' They might pray to a renowned ancestor the way a Christian might pray to a saint. Piety and the redemptive value of suffering are two of its central themes. view post


posted 15 Mar 2005, 17:03 by Twayleph, Auditor

Thanks for these answers, it answered my question as much as I expected it would :) With each new thread it seems the TTT appendix will be something to look forward to ! view post


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