Truth and the Mythos
The following was submitted by Henry Paget-Lowe:
From Selected Letters Vol. I, page 62. In a letter (# 34) to Maurice W. Moe dated May 15, 1918. HPL had this to say, "If effect is all we are to consider, the drunken loafer or the madman who fancies himself a King may be deemed just as blessed as the person whose happiness is founded on actual things. If there be not some virtue in plain TRUTH; then our fair dreams, delusions, and follies, are as much to be esteemed as our sober waking hours and the comforts they bring. If TRUTH amounts to nothing, then we must regard the phantasma of our slumbers just as seriously as the events of our daily lives."
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Gerhard Schmeusser replied:
"Truth is our invention. It is our weapon of war. And see by this [yellow] sign we have conquered and the siege between good and evil has ended"
And isn't the avatar of hastur called the phantom of truth?
The cthulhu mythos in itself is full of contradictions. All the scholars who are debating what is true or false might be on the wrong track. But we little humans would surely go insane if we would lose our faith in truth.
The GOOs stand above this.
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