More on Half-bloods here.
Essentially as long as your religion isn’t brazenly a sham (and sometimes if it is!) it’s always going to find followers somewhere. The only reason Rulerism is so popular is because it’s not really a set religion at all, it’s more a series of guidelines and a pact that says “Your Gods still exist, your ways are still valid, but all of your Gods are just different forms of The Ruler.”
“Pity” would probably be the one word i’d pick. which is why their relationship is pretty screwed up. - icarus
The sugar cane plant is involved in the making of the actual liquid, which is then stored in oak casks or barrels to ferment. This gives rum a distinct taste. Without these two plants, we can’t really have REAL rum!
Yes… but he keeps fuggin’ eatin’ all th’ beer bread…
there isn’t one. - Icarus
Essentially when the Nikitaks built a radio receiver large and high-tech enough to intercept signals from the far reaches of space, the first non-organic (ie, not a planet or other stellar body) signal they picked up was, in fact, a transmission of some of the religious texts of buddhism.
of course they didn’t initially know it was that, but they were aware it was in some kind of patterened code or language. since the texts were sent in several Earth languages they acted as a rosetta stone by which the Nikitaks were eventually able to decode their meaning. they didn’t realize until much later that the Buddha was an actual human from Earth, or that the transmissions were sent from another group of mortal beings. they just saw it as wisdom from the stars. so their interpretation of the texts is fairly similar, only it typically stars Nikitaks and Nikitichan animals and locations. they took most of the species/object/location names to be alternate words for things already existing on their own planet.
Consequently, a lot of Nikitaks make pilgrimages to Earth for the sake of their adopted religion. -icarus
loads more info on rulerism is here. - icarus
no idea why this is so hard for people to wrap their heads around. -icarus