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    Re: Respect

    What a lot of people tend to not realise is that many of the previous generations ideas of acceptable manners/behaviour all ultimately stem from two things.
    War and class.

    If we just look at the...
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    Re: Pop culture paganism

    I think it's only inevitable and natural that people adopt themes/personalities from their surroundings and introduce them into their spirituality.

    Especially with narrative tropes and their...
  3. Re: Can science prove God doesn't exist?

    Pity I missed this topic.
    It all hinges on how one defines a god( as others said previously). Many faiths at their core are a conflict between primal forces.any of which can and have been...
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    Re: hi from Scotland

    Welcome to the forum!
  5. Re: Long time no see! Any types of birds/animals heavily related to mythology?

    Just providing info :shy:
    I'm pretty much legally and professionally obliged to do so.

    Do you have access to a garden?
    I ask because as patronising as it sounds, they can be fantastic places to...
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    Sticky: Re: Gaming

    I play world of tanks on the Xbox( and make review videos for noobs like me).

    Though recently I've not been gaming much at all.
    Napping is what all the cool kids do...��

    No online game has...
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    Re: Is There A Neutral Religion Exist?

    If we look at European Saxon/Norse faiths, once you get outside the cults of the nobility and warrior classes, faith becomes a lot more practical.
    Focus shifts to local wights and their ilk....
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    Re: The absence of talents

    Society seems to have bought into this myth that everyone has a talent that they will discover and develop through out their lives.

    The key is to find something you can be passionate about, that...
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    Re: Interactions between pantheons

    Hi,
    From a European perspective, our ancestors were highly mobile, and had contact with many cultures and ideas.

    There was considerable overlap and assimilation of ideas, especially spiritually....
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    Re: Do as I say, and not as I do

    I have a massive contrary streak that gets triggered by those types.
    It just makes me want to poke and challenge all that they know/believe. Ask them questions that they clearly have not considered,...
  11. Re: Long time no see! Any types of birds/animals heavily related to mythology?

    Hi,
    In the example you have given, a serious consideration is the legality of the treatment you may attempt.
    In many Western nations it is a criminal offence to conduct what is classed as...
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    Sticky: Re: Pets chit chat thread

    And don't forget the companionship element of a dog in a survival type situation.
    The benefits to mental health from having a dog, cannot be underestimated.
    The bond our two species has is amazing,...
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    Sticky: Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    March is such a chaotic month for me.
    Full of harsh juxtaposition.
    Still, made it through another one and remembered about this place:;):
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    Re: The Best Doctors On TV

    Peter Cushing was always a good one ;)

    - - - Updated - - -

    Favourite fictional Dr in tv is probably Dr Green from ER
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    Re: 3 things and a quirk

    It was the album with Immortality on it.
    Always keep my teethe clean �� these days I am a lot better at resisting the urge. Chewing gum can help, failing that people have to put up with the...
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    Re: reading/discussion

    I think a verse a week is good, means we can go through lengthy works in a reasonable time.

    If everyone uses this thread for listing their choices then we can do the analysis in individual threads...
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    Re: Veneration of the Dead

    I grew up in the south of England in the "sticks", and the landscape is dominated by bronze and iron age burial mounds and forts or old flint mines ( fields full of giant holes as if inhabited by...
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    Re: reading/discussion

    Same format as before?
    Start a thread for the first topic?
    Then we discuss it verse by verse?
    I'm on late rotation in the clinic this week so will only have limited web time.
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    Re: Veneration of the Dead

    I do.
    I leave out gifts/offerings for some dead, particularly my mother who passed away on the day my wife and I got hand fasted.
    Just a small offering of flowers or water/food.

    I also...
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    Re: What might gods be?

    Boar have long been part of our heritage in the UK. .

    Boars go hand in hand with two very sexual and passionate saxon/norse deities.
    Freyja used to swap her battle-boar for lovers turned into...
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    Re: reading/discussion

    I think that would be a great idea. Beyond Beowulf my Anglo Saxon poetry knowledge is like my hair... Non existent ;)
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    Re: Rest in peace, Bowie

    Not normally affected by celeb news, but this hit hard :(

    Can you hear me, Major Tom?
    Can you hear me, Major Tom?
    Can you hear me, Major Tom?
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    Sticky: Re: Pagan Altars :)

    We have two alters/shrines.

    Over our front porch we have a shrine to our H˙svŠttir /house guardian .

    In the back garden we have a young willow tree that we planted growing out of the top of a...
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    reading/discussion

    A while there was a lovely thread where we posted verses from the eddas etc and the commented on them.
    I am on my phone so am not able to search for it, and I assume it was finishes off.

    So how...
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now?

    I hope we get snow.
    My daughter has a tiny snow globe, and every night this winter she has shaken it before she goes to sleep.
    Tears at my heart everytime.
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