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What's your fucking point?
simply put, they either have to recognize us as a religion with all the same rights as any other religion, or they have to unblock us from that particular web blocker. Fabulous stuff, man.
where's the creedance, man???
--Personally, I see the point in shielding young kids from profanity and drug cultures. But I think it's a serious educational flaw to block folk tales and any kind of religion--including voodooism and others associated with the occult--from children. All religions that recognize miracles (i.e., supernatural occurrences) are occult. --
Quote from: Outer Element on May 16, 2011, 11:30:00 AM--Personally, I see the point in shielding young kids from profanity and drug cultures. But I think it's a serious educational flaw to block folk tales and any kind of religion--including voodooism and others associated with the occult--from children. All religions that recognize miracles (i.e., supernatural occurrences) are occult. --Sorry I have a number of problems with this paragraph.I doubt shielding children has any effect on their accepting or not accepting certain practices. in fact I would prefer my godson to be informed of the alternatives and make an educated decision rather than hiding the facts away from him because they may offend certain parties. In fact shielding them causes more shock when they enter the real world and can have exactly the opposite effect from the intended.Information is protection against ignorance.Don't shield your children educate them.Occult is a particularily imotive term to use. Please refer to this definition from ReligiousTolerance.org (a fine bunch of people).Occult originally meant "Hidden" or "Secret" and if you look into it there are a number of "Christian Occult" sciences.I object to the negative inference you place on the word.Voodoo (or VouDoun) is actually a synthesis of native African anamistic religion with christianity through attempts by the "White man" to "civilize" the Africans.Voodoo is not the religion in films (eg Live And Let Die) that is actually closer to British witchcraft than real Voodoo.Finally why stop at what you define as "occult" why not any religion you don't see as wholesome or correct, oh wait a minute that's exactly what they are doing.Do remember the Scientologists wear suites when knocking on your door.Nothing personal but I am a Dudeist, Pagan, and Occultist.
Whoa, man. Reread my post. I did not in any way imply that "occult" was a negative descriptor. On the contrary, I think it's a positive. Also, it seems like you think I was saying that children should be shielded from learning about occult religions, when I was clearly saying the exact opposite. Wtf?
Personally, I see the point in shielding young kids from profanity and drug cultures.
I have a criticism that Christianity and other mainstream religions that believe in miracles and/or the divine power of prayer are not considered occult. I don't agree with using "occult" to describe minority religions when the term is not applied to conventional ones. I think doing so reflects classism, and while I recognize the conventional use of the word "occult" that religioustolerance.org offers, I personally do not wish to reinforce the use of the word to disparage less accepted religions that use magic or other "supernatural" means to access the divine by calling them "occult" and not using this descriptor in reference to mainstream religions that also recognize divine intervention. Like you, I'm Dudeist and Pagan, and Occultist in practice and belief. If you disagree with me on the point of shielding children from profanity and drug cultures, then go for it. Make your points. But chill about the religion thing, ok? Dude, we're on the same team, as far as I can see.
What is "imotive"? Do you mean "emotive"?
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