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Author Topic: "Take what you like and leave the rest" paganism  (Read 31024 times)
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White_Wolf1 Lady Whitewolf

« Reply #75: January 24, 2008, 09:19:13 pm »

I think it depends on how they are doing things. Borrowing from other religions and cultures is simply the way humans do things, there is nothing inherently wrong with it (despite the claims of some).  To me an eclectic Pagan is one who borrows from other religions in a thoughtful way so the result looks like a coherent belief system that on closer look is made of carefully selected (and over carefully modified) bits and pieces of other religions instead of a jumble of basically random bits and pieces of other religions selected because they were "pretty." A true eclectic Pagan doesn't true to hide what he's done either -- he doesn't claim borrowed bits are his invention nor does he claim them to be the original thing.
Very well said.  Smiley   I agree.

Jessica [aka Whitewolf]

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