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Dominian (Moral) Theology

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Greetings friends,

For a few weeks I have been roleplaying as a theologian/scholar of the Dominian faith. After writing a few observations on the faith, many OOC questions came arise. And it feels like these questions only start to grow. 

 

First question.

How does the Dominian decide if a person has broken a Sacred Edict or not? 

If we reflect on the Catholic church and Her teachings on Mortal sin there's three conditions that have to be met. Those being:

1. Its subject matter must be grave. (The term "grave sin" is used at times to indicate grave matter, and at times to indicate mortal sin. But it always remains true that the following two conditions are requisite for mortal sin.

2. It must be committed with full knowledge (and awareness) of the sinful action and the gravity of the offense.

3. It must be committed with deliberate and complete consent.

The example of this text in the lore of the Holy Tribunal: "To the Tribunal the concept of borgification is to have your soul sent "to oblivion" and cease to exist."

Did he choose to become a borg, or did he got forced? 

Does the Holy Tribunal punish those who broke the Sacred Edict without consent and or without knowledge of them. Besides, how does the Divine Court of the Holy Tribunal judge the person. How many witnesses, any footage/proof or Divine Commune with the Goddess?

I'd like to know more about it. Religion is able to play a huge role in roleplay as it creates motivations for people.

 

Second question.

Does the Dominian Faith believe in Free will or has the Goddess predestined everything for us?

 

Third question:

How does the Holy Tribunal view Edict breakers who are contrite and wish to punished according to the Holy Tribunal. How far goes the mercy of the Goddess. 

If we consider this sentence from the lore: "Disobeying an edict can be met with the death penalty in the worse case, typically by firing squad or ritual suicide."

 

Fourth question:

What happens to a soul of a edict breaker if he is contrite. What happens to the soul.
(in the lore it says that borgified people will be thrown into oblivion but evil and non-believing souls will be vanished.)

 

Fifth question:

What happens to the souls who never heard about the Mercy of the Goddess?

 

 

Those are the questions for now, I fear that in the future more questions will arise. 

 

Thanks for your patience and Goddess protects.

 

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One thing I will say is don't fall into the trap of thinking of the Tribunal from the lense of a Christian. The Tribunal is close, close cousin of the Sk'akh faith which, though essentially monotheistic, borrows from ancestor worship.

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11 hours ago, Zundy said:

One thing I will say is don't fall into the trap of thinking of the Tribunal from the lense of a Christian. The Tribunal is close, close cousin of the Sk'akh faith which, though essentially monotheistic, borrows from ancestor worship.

Yup it's kinda like trying to compare Zoroastrianism and Jainism with Abrahamic religion (Or Christianity)

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16 hours ago, Zundy said:

One thing I will say is don't fall into the trap of thinking of the Tribunal from the lense of a Christian. The Tribunal is close, close cousin of the Sk'akh faith which, though essentially monotheistic, borrows from ancestor worship.

 

5 hours ago, Chada1 said:

Yup it's kinda like trying to compare Zoroastrianism and Jainism with Abrahamic religion (Or Christianity)

Thanks for telling me that. I have not much knowledge of moral theology outside of Christianity. I see those 3 conditions as something universal which is teached. I'll probably be looking more into the moral theology of Zoroastrianism and Jainism, I hope I am able to find the solution for it. It might even be able to answer question 3 and 4. 

 

Besides, I have found one sentence on the "Unathi Religion" lore page that concludes my question on free will.

That being:

"the current Elders of the Order came to the decision that synthetic life is dangerous if left unchecked. They are intensely mistrustful of any synthetic that is capable of free will,"

By reading this I can conclude that the Holy Tribunal believes in Free will because the Sk'akh faith does too. If the Sk'akh would teach predestination it would contradict that sentence.

 

Again, thank you for your patience. I'll be continuing my research on this topic. 

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It's all good my dude. We don't tend to go into great detail with the fictional religions of the settings in the same way we don't go into detail with the physics of say phoron. There's usually no real need and anything we come up with will be from the mind of a writer not a professor of theology/physics so it'll always be lack luster in its realism and complexity thus disappointing. If OOCly and ICly you want to explore the theology of an in game religion that's awesome and we'll be more than happy to talk it out with you. It's always good to see Priest RP in game.

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Sounds good, as there are certain theological topics that can be discussed about. I'll probably PM you in the future about my written observations. 

 

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6 hours ago, wezsel11 said:

Thanks for telling me that. I have not much knowledge of moral theology outside of Christianity. I see those 3 conditions as something universal which is teached. I'll probably be looking more into the moral theology of Zoroastrianism and Jainism, I hope I am able to find the solution for it. It might even be able to answer question 3 and 4. 

P. much, Zoroastrianism and Jainism are v. good examples of non-abrahamic monotheism, so if you want to get in the right headspace for monotheism outside of a Christian sense, they can make an 🆗 frame of reference

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