Others worship the Tower because they perceive the world and its people to be worse than nothing. This strain of theology is written in the breviary of fatalism; it is a belief that the disease is worse than cure, and thus obliteration of all and everything is preferable to the continuation of a miserable existence. These faithful give praise to the Tower through acts of sabotage, erasure, and random terrorism. When nothing remains to be broken, the Tower's will be done.
A third sect beseeches the Tower through acts of appeasement. They view the Tower as a principle of hunger that may be sated. Once satisfied with orchestrated acts of ritual destruction--such as the razing of grand effigies or the sacrificial killing of a king--surely the Tower will, for a time, not move the world toward a horrific apocalypse. "Come Armageddon, come," these adherents say to each other in greeting, "but not too soon."
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An entry in an ongoing series about religion in Scarabae.