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21 July 2003 @ 01:12 pm
The bible  
Ooops, Bible.

Religion in games is often a strange and fascinating creature, not the least of which because my nominal Christian phase ended when I was 10. Even then I was at church for comraderie, music, and food. I was sent to Bible Weeks for cheap babysitting and arts and crafts. Nothing was learned and almost nothing was retained.

So, playing Chloe is a bit of a treat. She has a number of goals, some of which seem antithetical to the rest (which doesn't stop her from trying to do it all). She is not a nominal Christian. She has her own Bible, reads it in the Summerlands, goes to Church every Sunday, and to a Bible Study group afterwards. She is not quite Catholic, because she is a little more flexible in her interpretation of the doctrine, but she is definitely a believer.

But I know nothing of the Bible. I have about two phrases I could quote, and they are both probably from Genesis.

That's where my Treo comes in.

Olive Tree offers Bibles for the PDA, most of them are free (there are also study aids, which aren't). I can search, bookmark, read, and write notes about the various texts. I can make Chloe play like what she really is, spiritual, slightly confused, athletic woman. I can actually have her quote if I need to. I can even see if she can expand herself in this land where change is probably easier to achieve than in the mundane world.

I am well pleased with myself. ^_^;
Feeling like: goodgood
the name of dogenochs_fable on July 21st, 2003 12:34 pm (UTC)
I guess I thought she was Roman Catholic?

Anyhow, the player who is going to play Lars is actually Roman Catholic, and if you want to know anything about anything vaguely related to it, I'm sure he's chock full of suggestions. :)

Next session, new player, here we come!

So hope you enjoyed the regaining of the Key. And plus, Chloe got fae-bread!
Qarylla Windragar: purpleqarylla on July 21st, 2003 01:11 pm (UTC)
Well, when we were initially discussing Chloe and in the first few months of game play, it was clear that she was spiritually focused. She was an active church goer, but her views were counter to a number of the strict Roman Catholics in the group (aka, Peter).

The way I viewed her (then as well as now) is that she went through a lot of change in a short amount of time, and she was using her religion, which has not always been of utmost importance to her, to act as an anchor during the trying times of the past year. This is something that she needs here in the Summerlands as well as any other location.

If anything, she has become more spiritual and focused towards Christianity with each instance of strangeness that she has encountered. (Roman Catholic is her church and upbringing, but her views are more liberal than her church.)
the name of dogenochs_fable on July 21st, 2003 01:21 pm (UTC)
Oh, I didn't see Peter as RC, more of an even stricter fundamentalist type.

Your explaination makes much sense.