Religous Morals

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Religous Morals

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Aug 24, 2005 5:12 pm

Religious morals, in a healthy society, are best enforced by drums, moonlight, fasting, masks, flowers, divine possession.

- Rober Graves, Food for Centaurs
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Postby spectabillis » Wed Aug 24, 2005 6:57 pm

ok, but what does it have to do with this years theme?
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 25, 2005 11:08 am

Hell if I know.
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Postby TheJudge » Fri Aug 26, 2005 4:11 am

And another potential off-topic thread goes down in flames.
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not really off topic

Postby Steel Kitty » Sun Sep 11, 2005 8:46 am

Actually, Christian extremists are pointing fingers at Burning Man being a Satanic Holiday. This is an older page and I'm sure it's already found a link here on Eplaya, but I'm Christian with Buddhist leanings and I found this website just a little disturbing that this guy missed the message so badly.

http://poweredbychrist.homestead.com/BurningMan.html


Ahh.. but then there's always this to soothe my nerves:

http://www.yahoopamphlet.com/2000/13.html
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Postby Fat SAM » Sun Sep 11, 2005 4:43 pm

Uh-oh. What if there are Christians who go to Bunring Man and don't think there's any conflict of interest whatsoever? Furthermore, what if one happens to think that Burning Man is actually a great example of how Christians are supposed to be?
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Postby fireman » Mon Sep 12, 2005 12:52 pm

I for one am a Christian who has had the burning man experience. I guess I never thought of it as a religious experience, but found it an extremely pleaset one.The atmosphere, friendships (friendly aquaintances) the positive power in the air that I felt everywhere I traveled on the playa. Damn....what a place to be. Damn....what an experience to have said I have had. I was asked just today.....what is it that you liked so much that it makes you miss it? I was left blank, were do you start, how do you explain? 2004 was my first, the webcast for 2005 helped to sooth the pain of not being there.....2006 look out cause I am armed with knowledge. Knowledge of who I am and knowledge that I can be that person for a week and not be judged, and the knowledge to know that I am not alone!!! Well ok, nuff said..................thanks for being here.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon Sep 12, 2005 9:07 pm

What's a Christian?
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Postby Fat SAM » Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:05 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:What's a Christian?


Depends on who you ask, Doug.
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Postby philosopher » Sat Oct 08, 2005 6:57 pm

Fat SAM wrote:Uh-oh. What if there are Christians who go to Bunring Man and don't think there's any conflict of interest whatsoever? Furthermore, what if one happens to think that Burning Man is actually a great example of how Christians are supposed to be?

I tried to make something like this point in another thread a while back. I think I killed that thread. But still, I not only believe Burning Man offers Christians a great opportunity to interpret their faith and set themselves to the essential Christian project of recovering innocence, but that the event itself is culturally and religiously Christian in several dimensions.
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Postby joel the ornery » Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:57 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:What's a Christian?


seasonal decoration for crosses.

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Postby Fat SAM » Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:33 pm

That's got more taste than my penis, Joel.
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