"I've nurtured every sensation man's been inspired to have. I cared about what he wanted and I never judged him. Why? Because I never rejected him. In spite of all his imperfections, I'm a fan of man! I'm a humanist. Maybe the last humanist."
Ok first of all, what you just quoted, had absolutely nothing to do with what you said, and you know it.
Also I never said that God wasn't involved in SH0, what I'm arguing is your unfounded theory that only God can control the HotS, or that God was the one who used the HotS to let Travis out.
Sorry, but I call BS on that. And I feel that the God would have kept Alessa trapped inside.
Also, it's ironic how you keep insisting that the God used the HotS, but yet you won't answer why Alessa uses it herself towards the end of the game. Or, is it because that scene sort of negates your view, and so you feel the need to ignore it?
By merging with Cheryl, Alessa (at her actual age) was reborn from her severe burns, broke the spell that Dahlia and the cult's priests had used to bind her, and took action. After uniting, Alessa had acquired psychic powers such as teleportation-- powers that she had always possessed.
Alessa wasn't whole, so she wasn't able to use her power to it's full extent. Once Cheryl reunited, Alessa regained her powers; old self (no burns); and old powers which she hadn't realized were there.
to answer Xuchil's question--A part of me doubts it. We know that Lisa experiences nightmarish visions. SH0 did show that Alessa can piggyback on the minds of those mentally weaker than herself. I believe, this is in fact a fancy way of saying that she has telepathy. I have also read that those with very strong telepathic abilities, can look deep inside of the mind of people, bring out their repressed fears, worst nightmares.
They can also create illusions based off of these nightmares.
She also had the ability to astral project even after being split from Cheryl.
I believe her power remained. In fact, I would venture a guess that Alessa contained all of the power, and the God; where as Cheryl was the half who could actually move around and enjoy life, but who had no powers.
But it's never stated anywhere in the game or any of the guides or any of the creator commentary. Also the fact that Cheryl displays no powers, says to me that Alessa didn't lose any powers. I just think she couldn't use some of them, because she wasn't complete.