Re: Bastet Relay Translation Web Finally Up!!
|Date:||Wednesday, May 30, 2001, 15:48|
On Wed, 30 May 2001, Sally Caves wrote:
> bjm10@CORNELL.EDU wrote:
> > I will say this--a Praxian version of this would have to be very
> > different or would end up being a paean in praise of the most evil things
> > imaginable.
> I presume you're talking about Gospel of Bastet Selections. It's a dark
> text. Dark obscure, not dark evil.
But it advocates things that the Praxians would call evil.
> > Quietly accepting suffering and doing nothing about it?
> No! Where are you getting this idea? If you suffer, it is Bastet,
> you her MICE!" Find a way to work around your afflictions and eat them
This is obviously a foreign lie made up by people so evil as to live in
cities and worship cats. Afflictions are sent to us by Chaos and other
evil forces. They are vile enough to not have to worry about one's own
gods perpetrating betrayal. Everyone knows that Waha and Eiritha would
never assault their own children so. This "Bastet" is obviously some
sort of foreign Chaos monster.
> as you do your prey. If you are afflicted by wounds, it is the talons
> Bastet. She strokes you into strength. A Teonaht version of "whatever
> doesn't kill makes you stronger."
Whatever doesn't kill you but does wound you still weakens the clan. It
must be killed. Kill whatever would wound you or the clan. The idea of
letting some god wound you without putting up a fight against it is the
teaching of weaklings and of those who would have us become weaklings.
Kill what would harm you or the clan.
> That sounds like
> > the lies of the /negjum@nAnT/, exactly the sort of things they try to
> > tell our warriors to make them soft and weak so they can conquer us,
> > steal our herds, and make our children starve!
> Hmmm. Are you talking about the original Relay post? It's about
No. I'm talking about the excerpts from the "Gospel of Bastet".
> not being a peeping tom. For the sayings of another deity, there
> is Grorel, goddess of war and strategy--in wartime. Bastet is about
> making it in the peacetime world.
> > Of course, felines are enemies of the people, anyway, since they prey
> > upon the herds.
> Not for the Teonim. The enemies are the jackels and the wolves.
Jackals and wolves are enemies of the people, too. They prey upon the
herds. Whatsoever preys upon the herds is an enemy of the people and an
enemy of the good gods. Furthermore, the city dwellers keep cats, so
that only proves that they are doubly evil.
Hyenas are not evil because they are all insane, and the insane cannot be
judged--although they do have to be put out of their misery if they
become an immanent threat.