Sensation or Divination?

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Re: Sensation or Divination?

Postby Raphael » Thu May 20, 2010 11:05 pm

Well, not for pagans it isn't- they tend to follow the old rituals and real meaning of it- it's just turned into a party evening for others- I don't object to that, it's all the plastic rubbish (eg vampire masks, masks, fang teeth etc) in dumped in landfills afterwards I don't like.
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Re: Sensation or Divination?

Postby Malia » Fri May 21, 2010 2:19 pm

I understand kind of where you're coming from, Raphael. That's how I feel about Christmas. But, while the commercial trappings of Christmas kind of overwhelm my senses--and I prefer the religious side of the holiday (I am a Christian who is, in fact, beginning discernment into the Episcopal priesthood--so I'm fairly biased in my love of church! LOL) I don't begrudge people an opportunity to get together for food, fun, and a chance to party. If people are able to embrace the aspect of love that comes with the holiday, I am all for that. I guess I'm just not "all for" the blatant commercialism that tries to capitalize on that sentiment.
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Re: Sensation or Divination?

Postby moonflower » Fri May 21, 2010 2:50 pm

Yeah, I agree with that. I love parties and all sorts of holidays, but they should retain their respect and beauty and dignity and such.
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Re: Sensation or Divination?

Postby Raphael » Fri May 21, 2010 11:26 pm

Malia wrote:I understand kind of where you're coming from, Raphael. That's how I feel about Christmas. But, while the commercial trappings of Christmas kind of overwhelm my senses--and I prefer the religious side of the holiday (I am a Christian who is, in fact, beginning discernment into the Episcopal priesthood--so I'm fairly biased in my love of church! LOL) I don't begrudge people an opportunity to get together for food, fun, and a chance to party. If people are able to embrace the aspect of love that comes with the holiday, I am all for that. I guess I'm just not "all for" the blatant commercialism that tries to capitalize on that sentiment.


I feel the same about Christmas too.Commercialism has gone too far.
John....you did not live to see-
who we are because of what you left,
what it is we are in what we make of you.

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