Zeku wrote:The victims of the pliers serve in heaven. They no longer rule in hell. Their passions have been mutated, and in many cases, mirrored: they are obedient, and very happy about it.
The New Testament is one long story of the conflict between flesh and spirit, and how the flesh must necessarily 'die,' being not only a literal death, but also signifying the end of certain passions which are inconsistent with what the author believes to be a rewarding spiritual existence. Galatians in particular has a lot of quotes on this subject.
Ah, right, that part of the imagery. Ok, I see what you meant- the Lucifer bit got me confused since it didn't seem to fit with the general thesis of submission to a larger goal and renunciation of the past. A theme which, mind ya, is not limited just to Christianity if Joseph Campbell's "Hero with 1000 faces" is to be believed.
Whatever the inspiration, obviously Ansom was on to something with the religious Toolism thing. Of course, Wanda, unlike other prophets seems (just slightly) insecure in purpose.
Now, what would Bwian have done had he attuned to the Pliers? Uh, sorry, I meant, Brian.