Mackaxx Posted February 19, 2009 Share Posted February 19, 2009 [quote name='Kalbear' post='1691548' date='Feb 19 2009, 12.30']A good explanation about the Inkys and severing from the world.[/quote] Ok, on board with that and I remember Kelhuss' explanation. Which you have to take with a grain of salt of course but it'l do for the purposes of discussion. The outside damns the inkys via the humans. So, in order to be truely closed off to this other god they have to wipe out the humans. It is the only option they see as they see this outside force as being as real as gravity. Just as a creationist sees genesis. This doesn't make their choice the best one, and it doesn't mean its based on any truth whatsoever either. Were just trading the lesser gods of men for the higher gods of the Inkys here. If we want to eliminate 'gods' from the outside then all there needs to be in some property of man that the Inkys can't live alongside. Thats fine but this in no way ties into the value of women though. You cant link two things together for no good reason. [quote name='Kalbear' post='1691548' date='Feb 19 2009, 12.30']re women Their atomic spiritual weight is a lesser isotope of spirituality than the men. That's just the way it is.[/quote] Now you're neatly tieing the Inkys higher god/the outside being absolute law (which is disputable, of course), to the laws of lower gods of men being absolute, which is even more of a stretch. It's even more of a stretch if you think that the Inkys problem may be nothing at all to do with gods and more to do with something more mundane like a disease. They simply do not tie together, even if you write about them in paragraphs that follow one another. Pretty much if you want to discuss it just say 'what if women were spiritually less valued than men' and start a thread on it, thats just fine. In the case of this story there is no evidence that women are of less value spiritually than men in anything but the eyes of society. Trying to twist the women bit around the Inky bit isn't necessary. Your the one pushing the women are a lesser spiritual isotope thing and thats an interesting idea to discuss, but the text does not not tell me that this is truth. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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