Someone wrote in [community profile] dresden_kink 2011-05-07 01:20 pm (UTC)

Re: Bible and the DF

So far as I remember, it's not so much the events themselves as people's belief in them. I don't even know if the crucifixion is DF-canon, since I think the swords are explained as "it is believed that they each have a nail from the crucifixion" (not a direct quote).

I.E., the Shroud is such a powerful object and "miracles" happen around it because people believe they will happen.

I've always thought it was highly mind-blowing, though, that by this reasoning the Christian God exists because Man created him through belief, yet that same belief states that God created Man. Sort of like asking which came first, the chicken or the egg!

The only other one I can think of is Judas' betrayal, because we do have the thirty coins of the Denarians. People believe in that betrayal, believe it was wrong, and believe that the silver Judas took was cursed. So fallen angels inhabit the coins. If I remember right, Harry referenced the single gospel where Judas regretted his actions and hung himself afterwards (I want to say Mark, but it's been so long since I've looked at the Judas story I'm almost definitely wrong). And again, that could be wrong too.

I'm open to correction, of course, but essentially I've always thought that the actually reality of the events didn't matter as much in the DF-canon - the faith in them was the important part.

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