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Author Topic: Which Pagan religions are NOT nature-earth based?  (Read 25196 times)
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« Reply #34: May 05, 2008, 01:26:35 pm »

And what makes me wary about (though not dead-set against) discussions of what nature-based is, is that it's sometimes easy to float across that line without realizing it.  Sad  If you start saying nature-based is X, Y and Z, and there's someone who does X, Y and Z but doesn't consider themselves nature-based...    Shocked

Which isn't to say the discussion couldn't stay just about what is/isn't by simple means of replying with the reason why that someone doesn't think X, Y and Z make them nature-based.  But it's very easy to get flare-ups that way unintentionally.  It's a sticky subject and difficult to handle, especially in a place like this where there are many long-time non-nature-based members for whom it's a long-standing sensitive issue.

And yet, no one in this thread actually did any of that. There was no finger pointing or attempts to pigeonhole anyone/anything(not that I saw, anyway), so why even bring it up? 
I think Rose has a point. I constantly see this bitterness in many of the threads I participate in here.
This is supposed to be the forum where people don't have to sugar coat everything, granted -   but then, as a newbie here, anymore I feel as if I have to tiptoe on eggshells because at any moment, a regular or old timer is going to go defensive or even ballistic because I asked a question or said something that was misconstrued, or because I simply touched on a nerve.  I find myself sugarcoating the hell out of everything now, and I'm not even sure it helps any.  There is a lot of anger here.


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