>>>How would Rufelza find this useful in her quest to discover
>>Hmmm...but isn't this what she did to herself? Did she change herself
>>to fit into the world or change the world to fit her, or both?
>Discovery of oneself (which the Red Goddess did) is not the same
>thing as consciously deforming the world to fit oneself or oneself
>to the world (which the God Learners did).
I'm not sure I am convinced. You imply that the RG stumbled into becoming a god, while I imply she was a determined individual shaping her own destiny/identity. I think what she did was closer to GLism than you. Could you explain yourself better?
Peter as sez:
>>For example, would there be a Red Goddess if there had been no God
>>Learners? If there had been no Gbaji?
>Yes to both. She wouldn't have the same mythology as a result
>but she would still exist. The God Learners and Gbaji are not
>essential components of the Red Goddess just as much as the
>French Revolution is not essential to the Russian Revolution.
Your answer is non-sequitor. I think, at the very least, Gbaji *was* essential to the RG because/since Nysalor was essential to Gbaji. I'm not saying the RG is Gbaji, simply that Gbaji's existence is a prerequisite for the existence of the RG. I don't know if GLism is a pre-requisite for her existence. David C. expounded that he didn't think that GLism made many inroads into Peloria, thus its impact on the creation of the RG was nil.
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