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« Reply #2: March 22, 2010, 05:42:26 pm »


....pain is a part of being alive.  Yes, being a chronic pain sufferer sucks, but the idea of living without pain in general is pretty equated with living without a body to me.

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Back to philosophical babble: I think an excessive fear of pain is one of the failings of the culture I grew up in, and is probably linked with death-denial.


I particularly agree with these points. I'm sworn to goddesses who deal with the liminal and with borders and boundaries and laws and with matters of life and death. Artemis gets pain (and She's good at inflicting it as relieving it). Hekate carries knives with Her torches and dances with edges and among the dead and orgiastic revellers. And even Athene takes joy in the fury and chaos of battle and is more than capable of handing out hard, painful lessons. Agon - struggle, torment, challenge; the Greek deities are all about it, and it was a central portion of many festival rites.



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