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Political truths in the theology of Scadrial

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It is mentioned that Harmony provided people wombs of rock, which they emerged out of in the park in the center of Elendel.

Wax apparently believes that. The problem is that Harmony did no such thing. He moved the caves there, but Rashek, not Harmony had built them. So, don't they know the truth? That seems extremely unlikely, as they know the story of Spook and Sazed. So is that an inconvient fact, which theologists in principle would affirm, but not volunteer? "Best not mentioned"?

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It probably is just a socio-political-religious thing

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They might be viewing it as Harmony the shard rather than Sazed the vessel having done it. Even though Rashek ordered them to be made, and without using the power of the Well, he was once part of Preservation, and making those acted according to Preservation's designs, so Harmony, the union of Ruin and Preservation, "planned" for the caverns to be made, and so those actions are assigned to the shards.

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It seems like one of those things that crops up in popular culture around religion that actual theologians know to be false.  For example the association of the fruit of knowledge in the garden of eden with an apple.  It just says fruit in the actual text and given where in the world we are talking about apple does not really make much sense but people still say apple.

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