To err is to invite retribution.
Thou shalt not.
Submit to His will.
Obedience is blind.
Choice is the one burden we need not suffer.
Power does not reside with the Oracle, but with the Priests.
Damnation is eternal.
— Imperial Thoughts for the Day, Warhammer 40,000
"Merciless lord of the Ninth Hell, keeper of all things forbidden and unknown, master of all you encounter, Asmodeus, I call on your dread name."
— Gilliard DeRosan, disciple of Asmodeus, The Book of Vile Darkness
Whence night by night
He and his monstrous rout are heard to howl
Like stabled wolves, or tigers at their prey,
Doing abhorred rites to Hecate
In their obscured haunts of inmost bowers.
The religion is an evil thing. We know this because they drink human blood and make flesh offerings. They practice self-mutilation because they feel that it makes you less attached to the mortal world. Their religious arguments are about which mountain peak is the highest and if the fourth one should be included in their worship. I think this is Paolini trying to create a religion. He apparently has missed the point of religion. Or the reason why people worship things. Or have religious dogma. It shouldn't be about which mountain peak is the highest. There's nothing spiritual about that. It's not something that you can base a religion on. At least not a sustainable one. And does the mountain tell them to sacrifice people? Also, religions shouldn't be either good or evil. Because then why would you join up with the evil religion?
— Eragon Sporkings, by Kippurbird