Of Godlike Power by Mack Reynolds download in ePub, pdf, iPad
In the consumeristic society, he never had the chance. This has led to the common stigma that they are diseased, and many are killed at birth because of it.
Those who do survive spend their whole lives in misery. The gods think nothing of this potential mass sacrifice, believing theirs is the greater good. Pallegina is an exception since she had a procedure done in her youth, not wanting to change. They act as failsafes for the gods, who can elect to possess their bodies if they are killed or used as living batteries to empower the gods with their souls.
Sometimes referred to as endings godlike, these unfortunates find the power bestowed by their divine patron attacking not only their own body but the bodies of others. The phenomenon is unexplained, and only Ed can link it to the fact, as far-fetched as it can be.
Many locals believe they have the power to awaken volcanoes - or that killing one will cause a volcano to awaken. Fire Godlike are objects of both reverence and fear in the Deadfire Archipelago. The growths are transparent for the godlike but opaque from the outside, hiding their features. At first, he tells us, the Romans were persecuting the Christians, but they made Christianity a state religion after they realized that it was perfect for a slave society. When Moses established his laws, they covered every aspect of the nomadic life of the Hebrews.
He reasons that most of the religions of the world have their bases in the economic system of their time. Strange growths cover their eyes - or, in some case, entire face - giving them a sinister appearance. They are also not slowed when moving through deep water.