Verse:Tricin/Ngronaism

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Ngronaism (ing-ROH-nay-iz-əm (AmE) or ing-RON-ay-iz-əm (BrE), Eevo: Ñronaivih /ˈŋrɔnaivih/, Windermere: Thăngop Ronea 'Ngrona religion', Clofabosin: ronevatran 'Ngrona-faith') is a religion founded by Anbirese pĭda (Mărotłite religious teacher) Emisom Anjeodgan.

Ngronaism is a monolatrous faith; it worships the Second Mover (Eevo: a Nwtxáh Arn; a concept borrowed from Mărotłism) as a goddess named Ngrona (Eevo: Ñrona). It does not see the Second Mover merely as a force acting within the human mind, unlike Mărotłism. Ngrona is loving towards all sentient beings and seeks to liberate them from this world. It is said that Ngrona opposes the First Mover, a demiurge who created the current world with all the evil and suffering therein, and that she will eventually defeat the First Mover and usher in her paradise where all beings will rejoice in her love, radiance and beauty.

History

Anjeodgan

Anbirese pĭda Emisom Anjeodgan was inspired by old Second Mover writings for his own idea of the Second Mover: He drew up an old Talmic goddess "Ngrona" (Eevo: Ñrona, Anbirese: Ngroneo, from hypothetical Tigol *Ñronae, from Thensarian Ȝronaeae), and claimed that she was the Second Mover according to the correct interpretation of the texts. The First Mover, on the other hand, was an illegitimate demiurge who kept humans in the prison full of death and suffering, and our only salvation was to break out of the prison by any means necessary. Because of its promise of universal salvation by faith, Ngronaism gained widespread popular appeal when it was founded.

Basic tenets

Ngrona's Vows

The Book of Vows is one of the texts authored by Anjeodgan.

Completion of the Book

Ngronaists hold that Ngrona has already completed the list of all the laws that apply to humanity, as proven and told by her prophet Anjeodgan. The authority of the Imθumăytil and the Mărotłite pĭdaic law is hence null and void. The laws are:

  1. Do not murder
  2. Do not slaughter
  3. Do not rape
  4. ...

According to the Book of Vows, it suffices to express faith in Ngrona's salvation and to endeavor to follow this complete set of laws for one to meet the goddess immediately upon death:

Should I, Ngrona, fail to grant eternal life and companionship with me to anyone who has called upon my name with intention and pursued to follow my law, immediately upon his death, may I be stripped of my godhood.

Dietary restrictions

Anjeodgan loosened many Mărotłian religious laws, for example lifting the ban on eating land vertebrate meat.

However, some of his followers went even more hardline on vegetarianism, prohibiting all animal products that required killing the animal; they believed that Ngrona's law implies a ban on all "slaughter" of all animals.

Ngrona's arrival

It is believed that someday Ngrona will kill the First Mover and institute her reign in all the realms including the human one. The dead will be revived, souls languishing in hells will be released, and Ngrona will transform evildoers into righteous people. Human society itself will become a utopia.

To hasten Ngrona's arrival one must do good deeds (by obeying her law) and refrain from evil deeds: Ngrona will arrive when humanity's collective karma (good karma can cancel out bad karma) goes above a certain unrevealed threshold.

In society

In Modern Wen Dămea, religion is traditionally a class marker:

  • The working class are Ngronaists.
  • The middle to upper classes are Mărotłites.

Textual canon

Ngronaism shares with Mărotłism the Tigol canon, the Foranloíd, but uses translated texts unlike Mărotłism. Thus Ngronaist terminology in Talmic languages is commonly derived by evolving the original Tigol word with regular sound changes leading to the Talmic language in question.

Symbols and rituals

Ngronaism uses symbols, allegories, myths and rituals copiously, many of them of syncretistic origin.

Life cycle events

Contemporary Ngronaism

anyway the idea is that sticking to tradition is against the will of the 2nd mover - this is where Jeodgan kinda introduces manichean dualism regardless of what god or anyone tells or you you should do, the second mover is what has the final say

the god to follow regardless of whether there is a god