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Author Topic: Which Pagan religions are NOT nature-earth based?  (Read 21874 times)
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« Reply #17: May 01, 2008, 05:38:46 pm »

*nods*  Yeah.  Like you and Star, I've certainly been guilty of it myself.  But I'm getting to the point where I find it equally frustrating when the kneejerk "WE'RE NOT WICCANS!" overrides scholarship, accurate reporting, and common sense.  Not that this really happens here, but it seems to be fairly common on Recon boards.  It's so, so important to say, as often as necessary (and god, that's OFTEN), that we AREN'T Wiccans; but that shouldn't lead to denial of the scholarship about our own religions, or mischaracterizations of Wicca.

I haven't gotten to that point. I really hate. Really. Really. Really. Not sure I'll ever get to the point where my first instinct isn't to correct someone when they pigeonhole me.

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Back to nature-based, I think it might be best to think of it as kind of a continuum -- I love the continuum, man.  Smiley  Like, imagine a survey, where the question is, "How important is the concept of nature (connection to the natural world, the seasonal cycle, reverence for the earth, fertility, etc., etc., etc.) within your religion?"  If you check "Very important" or "Important," that's nature-based.  If you check "somewhat important," "Less important," or "Not important," non-nature-based.  I think this also allows for an understanding of nature-y paths within religions that aren't overall, nature-based.  Like I mentioned earlier, I would imagine that someone who is devoted to Demeter would rate nature as more important within their religious practice than someone devoted to, say, Athena. 


I like that, but it assumes that the people who are making the claims aren't trying to tell you that you really are something you're not. I don't know, Catja, maybe it's me and the fact I've been on boards and lists for 10 years, but I don't think I've ever seen someone approach this obliquely. If they did, I'd be a whole lot more open to discussing it with them. Unfortunately, it's always been an in-your-face YOU ARE sort of thing and that pisses me off from the get go.
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