I didn't know where to put this question, so I put it here... Sorry if it's a wrong forum.
I was reading Ed Brubaker's Fatale
yesterday - a very nice comic series with Lovecraftian elements. And so, I got thinking about Lovecraft's universe, Call of Cthulhu
game etc. And so, a question came to me:
In fiction and gaming, worshipping Cthulhu and other Great Old Ones, as well as Outer Gods like Shub-Niggurath, is considered a bad thing. But... why, exactly?
If we accept Lovecraft's vision, then there are no other real gods in the universe. True, Cthulhu and the Great Old Ones are just powerful aliens... but Shub-Niggurath, Nyarlathotep etc. *are* true gods. So, don't they deserve worship?
Of course, they aren't necessarily nice gods, but Greek gods weren't especially moral, either... They represented cosmic order, so they were worshipped. Lovecraft's gods represent cosmic order, too... and yet, their cultists are considered evil in all Lovecraftian fiction. Why?
Just a conundrum for you to have some fun with...