|Thus Spake The Creator
Q: I find it interesting that there is no formal
theology in the series. Why is this?
A: This is a world where what might be called the proofs
of religion are self-evident all the time. It seemed to
me there was no necessity for the trappings of religion
which by and large are to reinforce us in our faith and
to convince others... if your beliefs are made concrete
and manifest around you at any given timethere is not the
need for that.
Q: What religions have influenced your creation of the
Creator and the Dark One?
A: Christianity. Islam. Judaism. And bits of heretical
writing within those faiths. I hasten to add I'm not
endorsing anything. I'm just a writer.I tell stories.
Reports from signings
The lack of organized religion he explained with the
fact that "Religion has been proven". Shai'tan,
the Forsaken, the OP are known and proven to exist, so
there is no need for the big persuasion machines of
He also said he
tried to create a world without sexism or organized
Q2. [This one was asking about the lack or churches in
Randland. They apparently have religious beliefs and
such, so why arent they there?]
A2. Churches and other places of worship are for people
to connect with and reaffirm the presence of God (or
whatever). The people of Randland see signs of their
Creator every day through the One Power. If common people
today could walk around performing miracles at will, we
wouldnt have as much of a need for that
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