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Old 05 Feb 2007, 12:48   #11 (permalink)
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SOME CALL HIM...tim
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Old 05 Feb 2007, 17:59   #12 (permalink)
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And I call him useless
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Old 05 Feb 2007, 18:03   #13 (permalink)
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the Christian,Jewish, Islamic faith call God- God, (or 'He is He' ect.) the way to make a perfect deity is to deny it a name, if you do that it is every where- it can't be one thing or the other it is simply 'he who is awsome' 'he that provides strength' and so on. The Emperor is THE EMPEROR, is is all, he is everything that rules.

As to his origins- the psichic counsel theory was RT and has been supplanted with the much more Science Fiction- he is the last Golden Man (the last real human).
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 00:29   #14 (permalink)
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the Christian,Jewish, Islamic faith call God- God, (or 'He is He' ect.)
Actaully thats untrue the name of God is Iehova (pronouced Jehova)
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 08:11   #15 (permalink)
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I thought his name was Starchild
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 08:14   #16 (permalink)
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Well if its anything like from fantasy, as most of all warhammer lore is, then he would have been Sigmar, at some point... Thats all I can add
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 11:55   #17 (permalink)
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duh !! god is yahweh or something like this
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 12:14   #18 (permalink)
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Can we just call him 'The Modern Jesus?' ;D

(not trying to offend, i'm christian also) :-\
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 12:32   #19 (permalink)
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He only has names in the different manifestations ppls see of him, whether it be Buddha, Jehovah, John Edwards, etc etc
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Old 06 Feb 2007, 12:33   #20 (permalink)
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The problem I have with just "The Emperor" is that its not at all self-existing. For example, a few people mentioned Jehovah. That is Hebrew for Eternal or Self-Existing. The word for God (Elohim) is generic (god, goddess, gods, or goddesses). Thus the difference between elohim and Elohim is the Jehovah part. Meaning that the God of the Hebrews (and Christians) is the Eternal God. (sorry for the lesson, but I think its relevant)

The term Emperor is dependent on a few things 1) and Empire 2) a source of Authority. If the Emperor is god (or a god) he should not be dependant on anything. For example, the Byzantine Emperor was known as God's Visregent on Earth and whatnot. So his source of Authority was God.

The Emperor (in 40K terms) supposedly answers to noone. Thus, Emperor is a little weak. However, I think someone hit on it when they said that the best way to bestow Godhood is to not give a name. Check out the Demon control thread. If the Emperor God does have a real name...why would he tell anyone? If you can control a Demon with its True Name, why not the Emperor?

Finally, from a non-fluff standpoint, GW realizes that by ascribing too much of one religious idea to their fluff, they may end up alienating another religious group. So making the Emperor too much like any one godlike entity (i.e. giving him a name) might backfire and hurt the market. So the Emperor is just the Emperor (a.k.a Void Dragon ---- NO! I'm kidding, really).
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