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PostSubject: pagan religion pagan religion EmptyTue May 22, 2018 7:28 pm

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PostSubject: Re: pagan religion pagan religion EmptyMon Jun 10, 2019 3:32 pm

Paganism is a spirituality not a religion. Spirituality describes a relationship between man's spirit and the world. spirit, properly defined, alludes to mind, or of the body/mind synthesis, when it is healthy; when it is ill it separates mind form body , i.e., noumenon from phenomenon, the ideal from the real.
Spirituality requires no sacred text and no proxies to relate to its divinity - nature is accessible to all.
Though the average layman always needs a social component to feel comforted and reassured, as he needs an authority to guide and direct him - always relating to metaphors literally.  
Not all schools of spirituality are religions, but all religions purport to be schools of spirituality. Religion is a qualification of spirituality, like species is a qualification of life.

Religion, properly defined, is a form of memetic farming.
It wasn't called, by Marxists, the 'opiate of the masses' for no reason - they knew about human husbandry, so they could recognize a competitor farmer.

Farmers parasitize their herd - they protect it, pamper it, keep it warm and well fed - they may even grow attached to it - but then they slaughter their offspring and milk their accumulated resources, denying them to their offspring.
Farming is a form of parasitism. The parasite gaining from the relationship far more than it gives back - an unbalanced relationship.
Not one between homoioi as the Spartans referred to one another, but one between superior and inferior.

To be more precise....husbandry is a cross between mutualism and parasitism, depending on the type - parasitism masking as mutualism.
The farmer acts as a mediator between the herd and a threatening world beyond the fencing - in memetic terms beyond the sacred text, the 'word of god' protects the believers from the 'evilness' of natural order.
A memetic-farmer presents himself as a proxy between the observable threatening and indifferent world, and a hypothetical, linguistically based, occult reality, presenting itself as 'more real than the perceived real' - i.e., hyper-real, surreal.
The occult world cannot be accessed independently but only through him - as mediating priest/shaman - or through holy scripture - a semiotic proxy.



The perfect metaphor for Religion.

Words/symbols are tools for clarifying, for discriminating, for distinguishing....not for creating artificial uniformities, as when one convolutes concepts by referring to both using the same term, or an inappropriate term.
Language clarifies, and so it is a philosophical medium....it does not obscure. This is where vermin flourish and to vermin prefer to obscure and to create convolution and confusion; in the darkness cockroaches and rats emerge, but they run and hide when the light is turned on.
Use language as a light - to reveal, and not to conceal.

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The relationship is one of master/slave - superior with inferiors. Though he may love and be kind to them he does not consider them his equal, because they cannot do what he does - construct and maintain a fencing keeping the wilderness beyond away from the artificial enclosure.
He is flattering may caress his manimals because the master needs them just as much as they need him - codependency.
Both are using each other to survive within a world they fear.
unable to risk hunting an the uncertainties of foraging, the hunter enters what appears to be a mutually beneficial relationship with the manimals he needs to survive.
They, remaining clueless, perceive his care as mutually beneficial, until the day comes when he must harvest their young, or their resources meant for their young.
But manimals, like animals, have short attention spans and memories.

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PostSubject: Re: pagan religion pagan religion EmptyMon Jun 10, 2019 4:42 pm

Etymology of the term 'religion'
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Middle English (originally in the sense ‘life under monastic vows’): from Old French, or from Latin religio(n- ) ‘obligation, bond, reverence’, perhaps based on Latin religare ‘to bind’.

Its a form of spiritual bondage.

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