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Agaliha
June 26th, 2008, 05:47 AM
On Worship

Dialogues on Checkerism



"Wise man, why don't we worship our Creator the same way Christians, Jews and Muslims do?"

"Why should we worship our Creator?"




"For the same reason the Christians, Jews, and Muslims worship theirs?"

"Wouldn't you think our belief about our Creator differs greatly from that of other religions?"




"We all believe in a Creator, we all believe them to be present in our current universe."

"Don't they also believe their Creator is a living being, separate from the universe but a part of it at times, able to react to it, to influence it? And since they believe their Creator created the universe for their benefit, don't they also believe their Creator listens to them and answers their prayer? Apart from that, don't they believe worship will get them a better place in the hereafter?"




"Possibly..."

"And we don't. To us, the Creator sacrificed their singularity, their own life so to speak, to spawn life in our universe. Divine energy became a part of everything. The universe already knows what we think, because we are part of it and it is part of us. That however doesn't mean we frown upon worship. It can be quite useful."




"How so, wise man? If our Creator isn't around to pay attention, who is there to worship?"

"The local deities. Those who yield a larger influence than other beings.




"They do pay attention, and can be persuaded to be kind given the right worship?""

"Personally I like to perform my own duties instead of asking a deity for help. Practice has shown however, that not all in our path feel the same, and some deities do offer a helping hand when asked nicely."




"Then why is it that you don't like to ask a deity for help?"

"If you were a deity, asked to help someone, wouldn't you want something in return?"