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Mar-26-10, 10:41 AM (EST)|
24. "RE: Correspondence I: 2380-2389"|
In response to message #23
>>>And it seemed to me that certain aspects of Judaism would |
>>>appeal to the quarian mindset. They know, more than most other
>>>peoples, the importance of keeping kosher, for instance. And there's
>>>the whole promised-land thing.
>>The fact that we both like debating things probably didn't hurt either
>>:) But yes, when I read it originally while I cracked up right away,
>>I think my first real thought on the matter was that it felt very
>>reasonable from what I've gleaned about quarian society, and not
>>forced. I just hope they end up following one of the more reasonable
>>variants and not one that looks to find ways to make the rules even
>>more stringent and unreasonable just because they can...
>Seems unlikely. Quarians are a very practical people - they have to
>be, it's the only way they can survive.
>It occurred to me, as I was mulling the matter over earlier, that
>there's another point of commonality that was probably the hook that
>led quite a few of the earliest browsing quarians to the reference
>materials on Judaism in the first place. In fact, now that
>quasi-Judaism has taken hold in a corner of quarian culture, I expect
>the quarian modification of the catchphrase in question has spread to
>some of the non-Jewish parts of the Flotilla as well, such that the
>"recapture the homeworld" supporters now are in the habit of saying to
>each other, "Next year on Rannoch!"
Point of order: The people who tend to be most vehement in their use of the source phrase ("Next year in Jerusalem," for those not familiar) also tend to be the most unreasonable of our bunch (some of them still honestly want to see the Temple rebuilt and go back to animal sacrifices for crying out loud!)... But yes, it does mesh rather well with the general sentiment, so I can see why it would have resonated with the quarians exposed to it. As long as they can see the forest for the trees, they'll be alright :)
[...] in order to be a realist you must believe in miracles.
-- David Ben Gurion
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