Thanks. Blasphemy does not harm anyone, but it is proof of a spiritual impostor, one who has been disowned by the savior god, Màlamen. Màlamen would not let her followers commit blasphemy because Màlamen is the one to whom they are praying. Therefore anyone who stumbles in a prayer does not actually belong to Màlamen, and since no other god can provide salvation, people who commit blasphemy cannot attain salvation and are undeserving of compassion. Killing and enslaving blasphemers is therefore not a punishment, but an expression of the power and beauty of the savior god, Màlamen, and of her divine vision of the world in which her people will enjoy the best things the world has to offer while her enemies toil day and night in the hopes of living another day. Some slaves have at times tried to pray to other gods for help, but no other god has ever come to help them, and therefore they know that their slavery is eternal and will be passed on to their children.
Thank you. One needs a clear mind to communicate with the spirit world ... not just with Màlamen, but with any god or spirit. If someone without a clear mind attempts to communicate with the spirit world, they will not be able to hear the response, and only a two-way conversation can get things done. Therefore, people with this ability are the only ones whose prayers will be answered, and it is their job to take the prayer requests of the general population.Also, I can only find one reference to the word "prayer", so I'll have to ask here: what does it mean "those who are allowed to pray..." Another interesting concept!
I'll be posting more information on the wiki from time to time, but for now, I consider even this small amount of information better than the much longer writeup I previously had at http://kneequickie.com/archive/Tarwataf . I've made a few small edits on the FrathWiki page for now.
K'anerhtóh sounds interesting. I remember reading about it somewhere else on this board but I dont remember much besides that it has a very cold climate.
Definitely. In all of my main cultures, there is a writing system and a means of keeping a record of a person's will. Married couples' property is held jointly, and therefore the will of a married couple is also filed jointly, but most cultures "lean feminist" in the sense that the wife has more rights to sell or transfer this shared property than does the husband. When the husband dies, the property becomes hers alone. If the wife dies first instead, the property is sectioned off according to the will agreed upon at the beginning of the marriage, and amended after the birth of each child. It is illegal for a will to completely cut out the children; on the other hand, it is legal for a couple to sell or donate their property to one child (or even a friend) while they are alive, therefore removing the property from the domain of their will, and leaving the inheritance empty.
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