In terms of cognition and awareness, certainly. That doesn't mean they wouldn't have powerful demonic instincts that we humans don't share however. Imagine an instinct to murder as strong as the human instinct to mate. I suppose demons could swear off murder the way priests swear off sex, but I expect the overwhelming majority, regardless of their vows, won't be able to resist easy prey any more easily than some priests.josipa24 wrote:I may have worded that poorly , but I thought my point still got through - that the higher demons would be similar to humans in therms of cognition, self awareness. But I guess it doesn't matter now, my fire for debate has dimmed somewhat during Easter XD. We'll see how Aleema handles stuff .P_Tigras wrote:
I'm not sure if you consider cats and dogs sentient, I certainly do. They have the ability to feel, to perceive the world around them, and they are conscious. Furthermore I've encountered a few cats and dogs that strike me as more intelligent than some of the people I've known. It's a real pity they can't talk. Nevertheless there is a reason why housecats don't exceed 20lbs or so while dogs can approach 200. It would be highly dangerous to keep a 200lb mountain lion or even a 60lb lynx in one's home. Forget about a 600lb Siberian tiger. Felines have very strong predatory instincts that are still capable of triggering, regardless of how much they love you. Look at what happened to the famed tiger trainer Roy Horne. A demon would be even worse, felines at least don't have an instinct to murder, only to hunt and pounce on things smaller, or lower, than they are. Nevertheless plenty of otherwise sweet housecats figure out the killing part and learn to enjoy supplementing their diet of cat food with the even tastier fresh meat that they catch and kill themselves.
You're most welcome.Btw, I forgot to thank you for the lovely mental image of Jul turning into an incubus then impregnating women with demon seed,brrrr. Now there's a tidbit of demon lore I never wanted to know, ever. Unless I scrub my brain in the meantime, I'm gonna be side eying her the whole time when the game comes out. So yeah, thank you soo much
I had written 3/4 of a reply to your last Chambara post before Easter as well, but then my computer crashed and I lost what I had written up. So my fire for debate has been somewhat dimmed as well.