|the secret fire|
the secret fire wrote:You can postulate whatever you like. The question is: how is it determined where one lands in the afterlife? Has there ever actually been a belief system which describes the process of selecting who goes where as mechanical?In Golarion and most 3.5/PF settings, when someone dies his soul goes to the plane with his same alignment. If he was a follower of some deity he gets to the deity's realm, that is usually a section of the outer plane of the same alignment of the deity.
So, shall I assume that you agree with me that this process is a setting-specific contrivance which has nothing to do with any real human belief system that exists or has ever existed?
Perhaps ironically, my main objection to "morality physics" is that it cheapens morality and moral decision-making within the game world - reduces them to a simple cost/benefit analysis of the sort one might use to select a new toaster. I'm sure the concept of absolute moral certitude appeals to some people, but it does not appeal to me.