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Old 01-05-2011, 07:08 PM   #20
Sordid Dreams
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Originally Posted by Qui-Gon Glenn View Post
My only point to consider - who said, in any book anywhere (I am really asking), that diamonds and "gold" had any special value in the SW universe? Why does gold have any significance there other than that it looks shiny?
According to Wookieepedia, gold is a 'strategic metal' in the SW universe and apparently valuable enough to serve as the basis of at least one currency.

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Buddhist temples have lots of bling around them.... do we deny that they live ascetic lives?
Eh, I wouldn't call them entirely ascetic. Not extremely so, anyway. I just can't get over this habit of both real and fictional religions of celebrating their humility and ascetism by building extravagant, palatial edifices. What's that all about.

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