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  1. says:

    It´s one of Pratchett´s best works retelling what has happened happens and will happen as soon as faith goes mad uncontrolled and vicious tries to expand it´s sphere of influence and doesn´t care about the foundations and rules contradicting its own commandmentsThe idea of the manifested power of belief imagination and prayers is an often seen trope in fantasy and sci fi in this case defined by the simple formula of

  2. says:

    This was the first Pratchett book I read and I'm glad of it While it has the humor and satire that is inherent in all of the Discworld books it also has something else something to say It was evident even from the

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    One of Pratchett’s best Discworld novelsPratchett delivers a brilliant parody of religion in this early the 13th standalone In the land of Omnia the great god Om is worshiped and all who don’t are subject to the uisition – a satire of the politicaltheological Inuisition His high priest Vorbis controls all with fear of holy retributionBut is it Om or his religion that controls?The great god Om has a prob

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    Bulgarian review belowРевюто на български е по долу“YOU HAVE PERHAPS HEARD THE PHRASE he

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    So this is book 13 in my continuing monthly saga of reading all the Discworld novels And what a good entry in the saga this wasAs an aside i am a little behind in my reading timetable as I was meant to finish this in January My challenge shows

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    The high and mighty Om has been stuck as a tortoise for over three years now Odd really that this should happen with a country full of zealous believers at His disposal They're devout enough to wage war in His name At the same time they seem to have trouble hearing His reuest for lettuce leaves with the except for Brutha the most simple minded of them allIn dire need of protection from non believing eagles our tiny litt

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    One of the Discworld novels that doesn't belong to any character sub series Small Gods is nevertheless one of the best ones I've read so farTerry Pratchett was a humanist That is to say he wasn't religious He apparently distinguished between religion as in religious institutions such as The Church and faith as in what people believe in their own hearts and minds and was especially critical of the former I'm much the same Personall

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    Winning in HeavenPratchett at his theological best there are many gods varying in size and power depending on the numbers who believe in them The obvious theologicaleconomic issue which then arises is 'How does a

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    The trouble with being a god is that you've got no one to pray toWhat good is being a god when you're stuck in the body of a lowly tortoise and your only follower is an uneducated melon hoer?Yep it sucks to be OmNow imagin

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    I'm upping my ranking from a four to a five just because this tickled me much better the second time around Re read from about 15 years ago and somehow satisfying now than it was then Why? Om I don't know Flying turtles kinda rock my world This is a total Moses coming out of the desert kind of tale only the GREAT GOD OM is a tiny turtle wi

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Me in all shapes and sizes In such a competitive environment there is a pressing need to make one's presence felt And it's certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appear. So this is book 13 in my continuing monthly saga of reading all the Discworld novels And what a good entry in the saga this wasAs an aside i am a little behind in my reading timetable as I was meant to finish this in January My challenge shows me ahead but that is only because I listened to a number of Agatha Christie dramatisations whilst my wife and I were decorating painting inside the houseAnyway back to Small Gods This is in someway slightly different to most of the other Discworld novels I have read so far in my humble opinion Most all of the previous reads have involved some sort of parody of Earth culture in some fashion or another This whilst all about religion which is of course a major part of Earth s culture doesn t really parody at all which may be a good thing This book is based on the wonderful premiss that a God is view spoiler only as powerful omnipotent as the number of believers heshe has not followers but true believers Hmmm I wonder what that would do to Earth religions So when a God that at one point was probably First or even Premier League football soccer sorry analogy falls on hard times in terms of believers in fact falls on SUCH hard times that he is only left with ONE believer tries to make a comeback well chaos ensues That is the normal Sir Terry Discworld chaos that ensues hide spoiler Can We Live 150 Years? in all shapes and sizes In such a competitive environment there The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is a pressing need to make one's presence felt And Robs Shiny Dumptruck it's certainly not remotely helpful to be reduced to be appear. So this Business English is book 13 Mama Glow in the saga this wasAs an aside Fire in the Sky i am a little behind olga spessivtzeva in my reading timetable as I was meant to finish this ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! in January My challenge shows me ahead but that I Am Providence is only because I listened to a number of Agatha Christie dramatisations whilst my wife and I were decorating painting An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, inside the houseAnyway back to Small Gods This The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob is WeVe Only Just Begun in someway slightly different to most of the other Discworld novels I have read so far Real Estate Mistakes in my humble opinion Most all of the previous reads have Computer Network Time Synchronization involved some sort of parody of Earth culture Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in some fashion or another This whilst all about religion which Ignition is of course a major part of Earth s culture doesn t really parody at all which may be a good thing This book Mitologii subiective is based on the wonderful premiss that a God Between Heaven and Mirth is view spoiler only as powerful omnipotent as the number of believers heshe has not followers but true believers Hmmm I wonder what that would do to Earth religions So when a God that at one point was probably First or even Premier League football soccer sorry analogy falls on hard times Biogenealogy in terms of believers Sobre el anarquismo (Biblioteca de Divulgación Anarquista in fact falls on SUCH hard times that he ABOUT ANARCHISM is only left with ONE believer tries to make a comeback well chaos ensues That

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Small Gods

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One of the Discworld novels that doesn t belong to any character sub series Small Gods is nevertheless one of the best ones I ve read so farTerry Pratchett was a humanist That is to say he wasn t religious He apparently distinguished between religion as in religious institutions such as The Church and faith as in what people believe in their own hearts and minds and was especially critical of the former I m much the same Personally I find religion silly period It has had its place in the evolution of mankind surely but not nowadays And yet look around I keep hearing people talk about all the good this or that person or institution is doing for religious reasons and maybe some are but they are not the norm and many do it for ulterior reasons anyway eg wanting to get recognition for what they are doing or being afraid of some form of hell or whateverThis and are points Sir Terry is addressing in this book as wellWe meet Brutha a novice in the temple of the Great God Om The problem Well for starters Brutha might be honest to a fault and have an impeccable memory but he also just wants peace which he is unlikely to get to enjoy since he s been chosen as the new Prophet And then there is the tiny problem of The Great God Om who is speaking to Brutha currently being trapped in the body of a cute little tortoiseIn a world full of gods and saints and whatnot with almost everyone believing something else they have to find a way to restore Om to His Former Glory and possibly make things a little better in Brutha s home country and some neighbouring ones as wellAuthoritarian systems the Discworld version of the Inuisition gods saints demons lions eagles philosophers priests and some mysterious monks safeguarding history The reader gets a wide cast of characters that are all tragically funny and always spot on when it comes to condemning wilfull ignorance and promoting free will Pratchett nails it with his snarky and bone dry observations on religious upbringing I should know because despite being an atheisthumanist I was born into a Roman Catholic family In his signature funny and light way he shows how these oppressive systems work often so that those trapped in them don t even realize it Moreover he makes valid points such as that either you do nice good things because you want to and because it s the right thing to do or you shouldn t bother However despite all that the book is never preachy see what I did there P or boring On the contrary the mad romp through several hitherto unseen countries on the disc was delightful and fast paced and I was constantly laughing about the clumsiness and bad luck of Om and Brutha Computer Network Time Synchronization in the form of a tortoise a manifestation far below god like status Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider in anyone's book In such Ignition instances you need an acolyte and fast Preferably one who won't ask too many uestio. 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Just because you can't explain it doesn't mean it's a miracle' Religion is a controversial business in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion and indeed their own gods Who co. It s one of Pratchett s best works retelling what has happened happens and will happen as soon as faith goes mad uncontrolled and vicious tries to expand it s sphere of influence and doesn t care about the foundations and rules contradicting its own commandmentsThe idea of the manifested power of belief imagination and prayers is an often seen trope in fantasy and sci fi in this case defined by the simple formula of believers power But it can go many directions for instance mind viruses and plagues infecting other faiths systems programming errors turning the persons mad fractions trying to manipulate to get the most beliefs different ways of psi magic and fantasy systems to control harvest and use the power for peace and war combining it with technology etcIt s great how the deity view spoileris irritated by the way humans invented many rules holy books misused its name for product placement and branding institutionalized torture and holy wars and in general didn t take the advice it gave to them seriously The it gets to know about the real world the shocked and disgusted it is hide spoiler Can We Live 150 Years? it doesn't mean The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears it's a miracle' Religion Robs Shiny Dumptruck is a controversial business Business English in the Discworld Everyone has their own opinion and Mama Glow it s sphere of Fire in the Sky influence and doesn t care about the foundations and rules contradicting olga spessivtzeva its own commandmentsThe ¡Que vengan cuando quieran! idea of the manifested power of belief I Am Providence imagination and prayers An Unexpected Magick (The Draegan Lords, is an often seen trope The Weirdest Noob (The Weirdest Noob in fantasy and sci fi WeVe Only Just Begun in this case defined by the simple formula of believers power But Real Estate Mistakes it can go many directions for Computer Network Time Synchronization instance mind viruses and plagues Lara Croft, Tomb Raider (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider infecting other faiths systems programming errors turning the persons mad fractions trying to manipulate to get the most beliefs different ways of psi magic and fantasy systems to control harvest and use the power for peace and war combining Ignition it with technology etcIt s great how the deity view spoileris Mitologii subiective irritated by the way humans Between Heaven and Mirth invented many rules holy books misused Biogenealogy its name for product placement and branding Sobre el anarquismo (Biblioteca de Divulgación Anarquista institutionalized torture and holy wars and ABOUT ANARCHISM in general didn t take the advice Absolute Trust (Renegade, it gets to know about the real world the shocked and disgusted La isla de la calavera it Paleontology and Paleoenvironments is hide spoiler