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    Dune Commandments

    Postby leto247 » 05 Feb 2009 08:35

    Well, i don´t know where to put this topic. It ended here even if it is not meant to be about "Religions of Dune" but "religion about dune".
    I know all the Dune saga and most of Frank Herbert´s philosophy was precisely against blindly following a religion and prefixated concepts, becouse The mind of the believer stagnates. It fails to grow outward into an unlimited, infinite universe. Buuuuuuuut i also know that he wasn´t trying to start a cult soooo we dont have why to follow all his opinions to the letter. (does this even make sense? :D )
    So, if you had to distill the very essence of the Dune saga in some thou-shalt-style phrases, what would come into your mind?
    I will begin with my proposal:

    - Universe always changes. Adapt yourself.
    - Make no heroes. Follow no leaders.

    Any more?
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    Postby SandRider » 05 Feb 2009 10:43

    I'd take out "follow no leaders" - maybe
    "follow no leaders blindly"
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    Postby Freakzilla » 05 Feb 2009 10:54

    Thou shalt not try to swallow in a dry throat.
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    Postby Frybread » 05 Feb 2009 12:13

    Thou shalt not blindly follow traditions.

    Thou shalt not fear change.
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    Postby Sole Man » 05 Feb 2009 15:40

    Though shalt not write and ass load of Prequels/sequels/interquels to fatten thyne own wallet.

    This is kind of a contradiction in terms, no?
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    Postby chanilover » 05 Feb 2009 15:49

    Thou shalt not mindlessly follow THE RULES and commit the cardinal sin of using THE RULES as an excuse to stifle debate.
    "You and your buddies and that b*tch Mandy are nothing but a gang of lying, socially maladjusted losers." - St Hypatia of Arrakeen.
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    Postby inhuien » 06 Feb 2009 06:05

    In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.
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    Postby mrpsbrk » 06 Feb 2009 12:52

    Man, the litany against fear, most, most, most definitely.

    I agree with you that this is a topic without a forum to be in -- we need a forum about the meaning of dune, instead of it's plot -- even more because the GP is only a plot element hahahahahahhaha!

    I would like to try to answer that question with a bit more time on my hands, but for now i'll go with:

    Frank Herbert in God Emperor of Dune wrote:Siona glared at him, thinking of the old Fremen words from the Oral History: "Once you acquire a marketplace soul, the suk is the totality of existence."


    Frank Herbert in God Emperor of Dune wrote:"In the view of Infinity, any defined long-term is shortterm."

    "Then are there no rules at all, Lord?" Moneo's voice conveyed a faint hint of hysteria.

    Leto smiled to ease the man's tensions. "Perhaps one. Short-term decisions tend to fail in the long-term."
    (But in this sense the quote Freak found is better)

    Frank Herbert in God Emperor of Dune wrote:"All of us try to evolve, but if something blocks us, we can transfer our potential into pain -- seeking it or giving it. Adolescents are particularly vulnerable."
    Marcio (mrpsbrk) does believe in Lord Leto over all other wills and reasons ;-)
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    Postby SandRider » 06 Feb 2009 15:53

    hear that last one, Sloey ?

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    Postby leto247 » 07 Feb 2009 06:14

    mrpsbrk wrote:I agree with you that this is a topic without a forum to be in -- we need a forum about the meaning of dune, instead of it's plot -- even more because the GP is only a plot element hahahahahahhaha!


    Yes, that would be great.
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    Postby mrpsbrk » 07 Feb 2009 10:09

    If we expanded the breadth of the project to not only Herbert but sci-fi, we could do some darn good puns on scientology ;-) But it would probably be impossible to sort which author is "followable" and which isn't.

    I am wondering if the OP thought about this thing more on a "oral history" style of thing or more on a "orange catholic" one. As in, trying to make pick the "central" teachings and working from that or trying to gather as much of the richness as possible in a long (and so not-as-focused) corpus?
    Marcio (mrpsbrk) does believe in Lord Leto over all other wills and reasons ;-)
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