Sunday, 12 March 2017
Attitudes To Life and The Beyond
Dominic Flandry remains unable to believe despite having been engaged to a Dennitzan Orthochristian who was assassinated and will later be canonized by her own people.
Axor is converted to Jerusalem Catholicism and seeks further evidence to confirm his faith.
Here is a fourth response to religion:
"[Juniper] had no doubt [Tom Brannigan]'d taken up the Craft because everyone else in Sutterdown seemed to be converting..."
-SM Stirling, The Protector's War (New York, 2006), Chapter Thirteen, p. 363.
Everyone must make his own decisions. For what it is worth:
unlike van Rijn, I did question received beliefs;
unlike Axor, I see no reason to convert;
unlike Brannigan, I would not go with the crowd.
That leaves me with Flandry - except that spiritual practice and experience need not depend on belief.