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Author Topic: Is self-identification with Paganism what makes a Pagan?  (Read 16185 times)
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« Reply #26: June 24, 2010, 03:25:33 pm »

I feel like I've been posting this a lot.  And while I'm not suggesting it's happening here, when words are left out, so is a degree of precision that can lead to a jingoistic viewpoint.  In short, words are important.  Maybe more important in something as wobbly and slippery as religion and spirituality.


Lately, the more I hear "the words don't matter" I react with a "what are you hiding?" response.

Refusing to define and use language is not the same thing as trying to use words and failing to find them.  It's a deliberate refusal to effectively communicate.  And once you remove communication .. what's the point, really?

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