RE: God-Talker's "God"

From: Greg Stafford <Greg_at_...>
Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2001 10:27:14 -0700

At 05:17 PM 9/19/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>That's true but why would you be the godi of one god and be an initiate or
>devotee of another?

Because it made a fun story.
Because it is what the deities told you to do.

>This is starting to seem really weird to
>me. So godi are great at knowing a god and communicating with a god (or
>interceding with a god say) but aren't necessarily as holy say as a devotee
>or a disciple.

That is correct. The godi leads the sacrifices, opens the way between the God World and the everyday world. A devotee lives the life of his deity.

>Now the question is, if you want to get someone to intercede
>with a god for you do you get a devotee or a godi? Or is the best possible
>choice a godi who is a devotee?

I would think the latter is the best choice, if all other factors are equal.

>I think I answered my own question
>initiates/devotees/disciples are gifted amateurs while godis are

The key is: amatuers and professionals at what? Godi make sacrifices, devotees do deeds.

Greg Stafford, greg_at_...
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