And yup, looks like mankind really IS that stupid, again.
Ugh, man. The euthanasia thing on the radio... just... argh. Talk about cold bureaucracy... (also, Green Star vs. Red Cross, heh.)
As for the rest of it... I can see theologically the reasons for the Abbot's decisions, requests, etc... it's just one of the problems I have with religion in general, and have with this specifically. Because you in particular believe in some specific god with specific (and silly) rules, you're willing to let others who don't even believe the same suffer, and hold them to that standard, because... argh. Just... argh.
The "inferior" races... personally, I'd like to know who let THAT type of thought back into the society. You'd think that after learning to live alongside things like horrible mutations, little things like skin color wouldn't have seemed such a big deal.
"The conflict of Martha and Mary"? Anyone?
Ahahaha, Saint Poet of the Miraculous Eyeball. Yeesh.
Yeah, anyone NOT assume that the sick were going to be told "we can't tell you anything to do... except go down the road to that other installation!" or some such, as soon as it started getting set up?
And gee, urns, and firebricks. Wonder what they could POSSIBLY be planning to do there. At least he didn't try to stretch that out too long...
And after the Abbot finds the woman and child and tells them to just basically suck it up and die in agony? Fuck. You.
And the story about the cat? To the woman? This priest needs to die in a fire. Which it looks quite likely he will soon do. Thankfully.
And seems he's only so Divine and above all us humans when he's trying to get others to act, not so much when he's dealing with people on his own behalf. -_-
I'll... just stop typing now, before I really go off on a rant I guess. I was surprised that I enjoyed the religious people a lot more in, say, the second chapter or so, where they were tempered with... humanity. But here, that seems to be stripped away again. *sigh*