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8-30-2010 @ 8:10AM
The character this topic reminds me of is Sanya from Butcher's "Dresden Files" series, about a wizard detective in Chicago. It is a fantasy world where there clearly is magic, there are vampires, demons, etc., and Sanya is a Knight of the Cross, a holy knight with a sword embedded with a splinter from the True Cross where Jesus died apparently. Sanya gets his orders/visions from angels or something along those lines. He is an atheist, for the reasons you described - the "angels" and "God" may just be extraordinarily powerful beings, but closer to aliens (or maybe even actually aliens) than to divine powers there at the beginning and the end. I imagine the same is possible in Azeroth.
8-30-2010 @ 8:42AM
Didn't he also say that he believed it was possible that he was insane and just imagining everything?
8-30-2010 @ 8:58AM
You know what? You're right. He was agnostic in that way, not atheist. He admitted the possibility that God exists and he took orders from Him, that he might be insane, that angels might be aliens... he was an agnostic, a skeptic with a very high standard for certainty.
8-30-2010 @ 11:26AM
This really makes me wonder what the definition of 'God' really is, and where the line is. If all of humanity was created by a huge alien that also terraformed Earth and evolution was just it's ikea plans for creating life forms, then I would probably assign it the title of God- humanity's creator would probably deserve the name, even if it too had a creator or something.
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