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« Reply #8: November 28, 2009, 07:25:57 pm »

What erinnightwalker and the rest of us have discussed seems to be this angle taken to extreme and unnecessary measures, bordering on racism. It's certainly understandable to want to protect your native culture from misappropriation. To make it clear that only by approaching culture with respect and "working hard" to become a part of it is actually a big part of reconstructionism in general and something to be considered. There's no need to have patience for people who become "Irish" for St. Patrick's Day and claim their right to be a part of it.

However, there is no place for people in the twenty-first century who say that no one outside of the Irish culture has any chance or right of worshipping and developing a relationship with the Irish gods just because they aren't Irish. And though the details are fuzzy in my memory, the guy whom we described seemed to have exactly that attitude.
Bingo. I understand regional deities staying with the demographic they are tied to but there are some that wander. And it hurt that someone that doesn't know me at all said that my veneration was worthless, and implying that I was also worthless. But he did mention that he had found a pan-deity ban on "outsiders", so I was wondering if you had heard of it.
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