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Mar 15 17 12:47 PM
As I've said, religion is a tread-lightly topic at the CHFB and showing respect for all points of view -- surprised I haven't heard from pagans!
You and me both.
To compare: I recall when Disney's Aladdin came out. Many Muslims were horrified at the scene where the merchant appears ready to chop off Jasmine's hand for filching a bit of food. Charity is one of the Five Pillars of Islam; a traditional Muslim would never react like this. I am wondering what points in The Wicker Man (aside from the obvious) would be considered antithetical to most neo-pagans, and which elements, conversely, would seem right at home.
A note on likening the Eucharist to cannibalism: the point is not to denigrate the Eucharist. Rather, it is instructive to re-think how "odd" unfamiliar traditions really are considering that the most sacred rite of most Christians involves ritually consuming the founder of the religion. It might be a little weird for a girl to stick a frog in her mouth when she has a sore throat, but is it really that much more irrational than anointing the sick?
Mar 15 17 1:34 PM
Many Muslims were horrified...
...ritually consuming the founder of the religion...
Mar 15 17 6:30 PM
Mar 15 17 8:05 PM
"...Yet a time comes when reasonable men find it hard to understand how any one in his senses can suppose that by eating bread or drinking wine he consumes the body or blood of a deity..."
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Mar 15 17 11:09 PM
Wich2 wrote:...I'll agree with the idea that I'd love to hear a practicing Pagan/Wiccan post on the original topic...
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Mar 16 17 11:59 PM
Wich2 wrote:I was wondering if we had any pagan members here - or if any members here had friends - who might comment directly.
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