Man is creation, and man strives to create. Born with free will, he is faced with two choices -- conform to the status quo of Human existence or transcend it. But could Man design life as Man too was designed? And would new creation mean the destruction of Mankind?
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“People are cowards. They stand idly by, gawking at the inconsistencies of the world, mocking those who disresemble them. They look to each other for comfort, to the collective group mentality, be it proper or idiotic in nature, for direction. They are scared animals who, at the first sense of danger, retract into a shell of self-preservation, curling into a ball and sucking at their mother’s bosom. This is the reaction of the whole, and as a whole, they are dead.”
“'…Do you want to be God,…or do you want to be the devil?…,' I asked.”
“Humans…intrigued me. They had within them so much potential – one might say “God-given potential” – and yet they always chose the most pedestrian and basest of execution for those gifts. And God stuck by them still.”
“So now we had a religion in law – the start of religion, in fact – a religion so heavy, so formulaic, so unwieldy, and so chock full of legal conundrum bogged down in legal theory and tethered by legal ritual that it was a wonder, in fact, that any should subscribe to it at all.”
“And yet all did, in some form or another – in advocacy or even simple compliance, it was, by all purposes, a one-world doctrine. And so, as with any religion, there would be the dissenters. In religion, they were the atheists, agnostics; in law, it was anarchy. It was they who charged that law was that adversely transforming constant in all our lives – that the government was the devil, and the politicians, his kin. It was they enlightened few who hoped to gain siege of the rest of the meekly compliant world, climb over their pulpit, and stamp out their gospel. But as with religion, it was at its best wishful thinking. Mass societal consciousness, when pegged against minor societal objection, would win out every time. Non-compliance seemed such an exercise in futility that it had become little more than a dry social practice, useful only in finding credibility with other such miscreants. But they were the minority, and minority never won anyways.”
“Man was worthy of life by virtue of his ability to consider its worth.”
“We were called the “Others,” a brand the Humans had given us. It was not a term of affection.”
“The Angels wanted nothing else than to reclaim what they in a foolish moment of pride and consequence had lost. They wanted Heaven, and they were willing to bend to all manner of cultism to achieve it. As Heaven-born, they were accustomed to ritual and routine. It was, in a literal sense, in their blood. And so they embarked on quests to reingratiate themselves and their kind with Heaven and to seek attention from God, whose affections were already preoccupied with Humanity.”
“But the Angels carried on, trying everything and shying away from nothing in their pursuit of Heaven. Their journeys crossed generations and took them from simple prayer to even cult-like activities, delving into concepts of penance through self-mutilation, until their rituals in pursuit of godliness had degenerated into the perverse religion to which they all subscribed. Gone was their guarded beauty, replaced rather with self-inflicted marks of retribution – gouged eyes, sewn lips, seared flesh, and multiple lacerations adorning their bodies. To outsiders, their appearance was nothing short of hideous, but to them the pain was beauty – atonement for sin. And this atonement made them closer to God.”
“Were people really so noble? Or were they just crows flocking around the carcassed ideals of those smarter than them? It was most likely the latter. People, as a whole, were fickle, mindless, irreverent trolls. They so rarely gave true thought to thought and consequences, it was a wonder the concepts of law ever came into being or that, in our own societal anarchy, we had not succeeded in plundering our own miserable existence.”
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