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« Reply #22: January 01, 2009, 12:42:50 pm »

Are you saying that religion, including the pagan religions you're familiar with, appear to be all about the rituals and trappings, and don't seem to have any spiritual or philosophical meaning?

To be honest..yes. It does SEEM that way to me. I mean no offense but since I was asked, this is how it appears to ME.

It seems to me, from your posts, that you have mostly experienced what appears to you to be orthopraxic religions, but you're looking for something that focuses on an orthodoxy that you can believe in.

I guess that is it. It simply SEEMS to me that wicca, witchcraft, etc APPEARS to heve fallen into this kind of cycle like you mentioned. So much emphasis on rituals, tools, symbols and the like that I do begin to wonder if there really is a deeper meaning/aim to it beyond that.

To be honest, I was not raised in a religious home, which was a blessing as I could see without being influenced by religious precepts. Problem was that so many systems seemed to focus on ritualistic behavior while ignoring personal development.

Sadly it appears that many pagan systems are seemingly the same in an attempt, so it seems, to make it more attractive to the younger set. I intened no offense but it seems it is easier for many younger ones to wave a knife or light a candle then it is to do inner introspection...but that is another issue.

Thank you Moon Ivy..you understand what I was trying to ask. Again I intend no harm..I am truly trying to understand things.
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