Monday, June 01, 2015

Discworld - The True Power of Belief

Small Gods is probably Pratchett's most thought provoking book.

It's not just his continuing theme that Belief creates Gods.  This is another book that is full of great lines and phrases, but one of the best is that people die for lies, but they should live for a truth.

I've known people like Vorbis who are so closed in their minds that what they think are the word of God are really just heir thoughts being reflected back to them.

This is another book that I think should be taught and studied in schools for its concepts.

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Appearing in this book:

"The World is Your Mollusk..."
Abbys, The Prophet
Ankh-Morpork
Belief Creates Gods
Bibulous, god of wine
Binky
Blind Io
Bonsai Mountains
Cena,The Prophet
Chaos Butterfly
Cut-Me-Own-Hand-Off Dhblah
Death
Didactylos
Djelibeybi
Do Deformed Rabbit
Ephebe
Ibid
Lu-Tze
Patina, goddess of wisdom
Offler, the Crocodile-Headed God
Ossory, The Prophet
Simony, Sergeant
St. Ungulant
The Brown Islands
The Desert after Death
The Great God Om
The History Monks
The Librarian
The Million to One Chance
The Ramtops
Tsort
Unseen University
Xeno

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