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Re: Random Mÿjatx Thoughts

From:Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...>
Date:Thursday, June 8, 2000, 13:31
> Date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 00:12:22 -0400 > From: Mia <lilami@...>
> These mean something closer to "The Gods are never subtle," which > is what they mean. In the culture I have sorted out to go with > this language, this proverb would be true. Who or what the gods > are, I don't know, but these people see their direct and > not-so-subtle influence in their history, for better or worse. > Also, the saying could also have a "when it rains, it pours" > sentiment to it, in addition to the more literal meaning.
I understand what you're saying about your culture, but I can't help noting that in general, if the Gods really want to be subtle, no mortal will ever discover they are acting. Which sort of defeats the idea of having Gods, so I would expect unsubtlety to be a popular option. Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <thorinn@...> (Humour NOT marked)