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Old 08-04-2017, 07:32 PM   #11
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Also keeping in mind that what answers laymen give to questions of why will be different than what their religious scholars and experts will.
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Old 08-07-2017, 07:11 PM   #12
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The Golden Bough does not do a terribly good job at accounting for cosmological or philosophical notions(which are hard to devise in any event) and ethics is fairly predictable with adjustments based on priority and environmental context, and of course some weird anomalies. You can get a running list of mythology and custom and as often the main thing you want is chrome that is good enough.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:56 AM   #13
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The Golden Bough does not do a terribly good job at accounting for cosmological or philosophical notions(which are hard to devise in any event) and ethics is fairly predictable with adjustments based on priority and environmental context, and of course some weird anomalies. You can get a running list of mythology and custom and as often the main thing you want is chrome that is good enough.
since is not obvious from the above: The Golden Bough is a book on comparative religion by Scottish anthropologist in 1890. It can be found on project gutenburg, so presumably its public domain.
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Old 08-09-2017, 11:09 AM   #14
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I know its a gaming book but since GURPS religion was listed.

I can't recommend Primal Order enough. It sells on DriveThru. If the religion has a god behind it who gets something from their worshipers its a helpful book and a fun read.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Primal_Order

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/...e-Primal-Order
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