Averhamism

Averhamism

Almost 6,000 years old at the time of the Scattering, this ancient religion has persevered through the most daunting challenges, Including determined efforts at their extermination. Their longevity of a core system or faith and beliefs has made them an item of interest Imperial religious scholars. Adapting to interstellar society was difficult and required much rethinking of the Ta'alm-uad and reinterpretation of the To'or-ah. but they have nonetheless kept a  coherent and identifiable culture and tradition.

The godhead in Averhamism, who is never named, is viewed as a just but merciful, one who does take a direct interest in human affairs.Certain eternal covenants are said to have been made with humanity. The righteous live according to a complex set of laws set forth in holy texts, but a greater importance is given to living according to high standards of ethics and morals. There is some ritual observance, generally on a weekly basis, Special academies are established for study of scripture; there is much debate about the meaning of various passages, and students and teachers alike argue various points of view, often with the skill and rigor generally expected of legal experts, A respect for education is a major part of the ethical framework of this religion; most aherents will be found in professional positions, most notably medicine, law, and finance.


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