Among the comforting things about living in the Transcend are that when divine commands are issued, first, you can be confident that they’re being issued by something with actual qualifications for the role, rather than externalized mental agents, brain dysfunctions, or particularly effective entheogens. And second, if you ask, you can usually get an explanation as to just why doing this particular thing is so important.
The difficulty, of course, is that having had a divine answer placed in your head is all very well for you, but so far as everyone else is concerned, a sense of surety backed up by something which you are confident you could explain if you could invent a new language, some creative mathematics, and perhaps some necessary cognitive surgery – but otherwise can’t – is functionally indistinguishable from taking something on pure faith.
Which is problematic when dealing with people who don’t understand the modern meaning of dei volunt.
– introduction to “What the Fire Said”,
Korris Serannis-ith-Sandre, acquiescent of Dírasán