"Fertility" better not be a front for Ba'al.

Fertility 2.0 - Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air. These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind. Burning Man communities have now escaped this capsule world: our culture in a Petri dish has effloresced - it spreads across five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.

"Fertility" better not be a front for Ba'al.

Postby attilio » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:07 pm

...Because the quickest thing my mind jumps to is conspiracies... Every major pagan god was associated with fertility, and we know how insidious their worshipers are. I guess it would obvious if they named the streets after Isis, Osiris, Gaia, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Moloch, and shit like that. If Burning Man gets overrun by fertility god cults, they might as well change the man to a golden calf. :( :( :(
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 04, 2011 6:44 pm

I wouldn't worry. It's a statistical fact that only 21% of burners attending any burn pay the slightest attention to the theme.
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Postby ygmir » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:25 pm

attilio wrote:...Because the quickest thing my mind jumps to is conspiracies... Every major pagan god was associated with fertility, and we know how insidious their worshipers are. I guess it would obvious if they named the streets after Isis, Osiris, Gaia, Aphrodite, Ishtar, Moloch, and shit like that. If Burning Man gets overrun by fertility god cults, they might as well change the man to a golden calf. :( :( :(


hey now.........I beg to differ.......Norse dieties are not all associated with fertility............not that you named any, anyway.........

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:35 pm

Do paleolithic societies have fertility gods/desses?
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Postby 5280MeV » Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:53 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I wouldn't worry. It's a statistical fact that only 21% of burners attending any burn pay the slightest attention to the theme.


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Postby BBadger » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:17 pm

What made it different for 2011 burgins?
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Postby ygmir » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:23 pm

BBadger wrote:What made it different for 2011 burgins?

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:51 pm

as Gideon's Father, I can say "Let Ba'al take care of itself".
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Postby jkisha » Sun Dec 04, 2011 9:56 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:I wouldn't worry. It's a statistical fact that only 21% of burners attending any burn pay the slightest attention to the theme.

Really? That many? :shock:
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