Well I would say that is why we keep on the good side of Tyr, justice, and the Norns. Plus to some extent is that not what totems are for?Lotus wrote: Do you think that the universe (or whatever) blocks things that you are not guilty of? If this was true then there would be no need to shield yourself and the fear of energy vampires would be unfounded.....think about it.
Imagine if I was taking you on a tour of Berlin, and you went to do something that may get you into trouble here, but not at home, giving a nazi salute to a traffic warden, for instance. My natural reaction would be, in doctor Strangelove style, pull your arm down and pin it to your side until the danger was over.
Is that any different to what your totem is there for? Is it not, deep down the same thing as the "universe" protecting you from something that you really speaking would not be guilty of, because no one had told you you could get five to ten for the action? (By the way, THAT is true, so any one coming here, please bare it in mind.)
Ha. That last bit in brakets is another example. I am protecting you not only in space, but time.
We were given a great responsibility, when we were allowed to recognise, and work with our powers. My feeling is that people with the knowledge to "put things right", have a duty to do that.Lotus wrote: Are pagans really the enforcers or should they even function as such?
We were, in my opinion, given our skills to make a difference. If we do not use them for that when we can, then that is what we Norse meen by refering to having gold to offer the God's.
The "gold" is not a dull yellow metal found in Fort Knox, it is the experience we have gained from using our given powers in the service of the God's.
Then that may be the policeman in me speaking.
(Hello, I am Vimes and I am a suspiscious b*****d.):-D
I think it is quite acceptable to drain energy, if that energy would be otherwise wasted, or used badly.Is it really wrong to be a vamp? Is the energy that they drain unreplentishable......it is truely *your* energy or is energy just energy?
I would have no compulssion about draining energy from a tabloid reading soccer fan. Because his energy is only wasted in trivial pursuits. When it could be put to better use in healing, or defence/attack against negetive energy.
I have re-read the whole thread, and think it is more to do with the ethics of energy use, than about how energy is used. So I will leave a ghost here and put it onto ethics board.Lotus wrote:Maybe this needs to be moved to the ethics area or a new post needs to be started:
When is it ethical or justifed for someone to either curse or bind someone as in, when is it time to be enforcer of the universe/karma?
Good call Lotus.