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3rd-May-2008 01:12 pm
Finished Waking Brigid over lunch at Long John's. Bless his heart, the author even managed to add some Welsh pagans into the mix by the end of it. Very well written and amusing A++++. *cough*

Seriously, though. It was a good yarn and a good majority of his magical theory was in agreement with most of what I've read and/or understand. His conclusions, however, would make an Evangelical have a heart attack, and probably get a good Catholic reprimanded at the very least. Among other things, his assertation that religion is a creation of man to explain and define things we can't explain tends to piss some people off. You know, the folks who claim religion is man's attempt to reach G-d, but Christianity is G-d's attempt to reach man. Or his very Hindu assertation that G-d has many facets through which we can understand G-d.

Really though, I enjoyed it.
5th-May-2008 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thats actually an old belief, that Gods were created to answer the unanswerable. I am a huge fan of Carl Jung, who mentioned that, although was more into while that could be true it is more related to the fact that man needs to find comfort in things he not only doesn't understand, but also doesn't control...that religion is more like therapy
5th-May-2008 10:57 pm (UTC)
I tend to agree with Jung there. Mind you, that particular line of thinking also crops up in neo-paganism as well, but most folks won't own up to where they got it from.
6th-May-2008 06:05 am (UTC)
exactly, which as a bit of a neopagan technically, I am a follower of Loki. Not as a deity, but as a representation of chaos. I don't do magic or anything like that (although I do occasionally do the blood sacrifice) it is more along the belief that you can't control chaos, and if you learn to accept it, and deal with what happens, its much easier than fighting. Sadly, that is why I have as much of a problem with many pagans as I do many christians.
6th-May-2008 06:09 am (UTC)
ChAOS IS FINE, entropy, not so much;)
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