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Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Jayhawker Soule, Aug 1, 2022.

  1. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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  2. pearl

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    And hopefully received by the 'rank and file'.
     
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  3. The Hammer

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  4. Viker

    Viker Spirit in Black

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    Chit chat about ravens and dragons is still interfaith and intercultural dialogue. Small but still there. Almost every religion and culture represented here has ravens and dragons mentioned in their lore. This is a way we can find common ground. Can't build a bridge if there's no ground to put it on. Leave it to our beast friends to show us the way.
     
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  5. Aštra’el

    Aštra’el Aštara, Blade of Aštoreth

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    In a night as dark as a raven’s feathers… I stood over the lake and looked into the waters. For but a moment… I beheld a vast expanse of red and violet lightning, with raging golden fire, and saw a 7 headed dragon with 12 wings and 13 haloes gazing back at me.

    Was it merely a reflection… or was it something more…?
     
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  6. exchemist

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    It goes on. We used to have a visiting canon from the cathedral who helped out at our local church, whose job it was, on behalf of the bishop, to run an interfaith dialogue programme for our diocese. He used to give sermons referring to his work with rabbis, imams, pastors of protestant churches etc. His sermons were invariably excellent - pithy and short - and he was obviously a very flexible and open-minded thinker. He was very good at drawing attention to ideas held in common between different faiths and was not afraid to commend them to us (He was also a good singer, which made my job a lot easier, but that's another story.) He was quite stimulating company over a drink - the parish priest loved to throw parties.

    Sadly, both Canon John and the parish priest have moved on now......

    But we are not likely get that quality of dialogue on an internet forum, I suspect.
     
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  7. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    from the Four Ways of Interfaith Dialog handout:

    Dialogue of life
    In which people of different faiths and spiritual traditions strive to live in an open
    and neighborly spirit – includes socializing and hospitality​
    I'm hoping we can still get along with our neighbors!

    Dialogue of action
    In which people of spiritual commitment and faith collaborate with others in
    building a just society – includes service and working for justice​
    Political hot potato right now

    Dialogue of religious experience
    In which people steeped in their spiritual traditions share their ways of searching
    for God or the Absolute – includes prayer, worship, celebration​
    I guess that leaves Buddhists out

    Dialogue of theological exchange
    In which specialists seek to deepen their understanding of other spiritual
    heritages​
    Wouldn't ravens, dragons, and numerology symbolism fall under this?
     
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  8. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry The "I" in Reality

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    Quoth the Raven "Gimme some more (chit chat)."
     
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  9. Guitar's Cry

    Guitar's Cry The "I" in Reality

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    Agreed! If we can't explore our beastly side how can we ever hope to understand our divinity?
     
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  10. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Absolutely nothing. Nor is there anything at all wrong with a robust discussion rating different jelly beans. (I prefer licorice.)
     
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    Licorice is delicious. Glad I'm not the only fan.
     
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    Me, too. :p
     
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  13. crossfire

    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    Oh, so instead of the red pill or the blue pill, you go for the black pill? Interesting. ;)
     
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    This way, there's no 50/50 chance of falling down a rabbit hole.
     
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    Shadow Wolf Student People Stabber

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    Revoltingest Abnormal before it was fashionable
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    crossfire Antinomian feminist heretic freak ☿
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    Following the color symbolism in my faith, the black pill is the rabbit hole. ;)
     
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    sun rise Śvāna Dharma
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    Our local interfaith organization has members from Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist groups as well as Sikh, "Covenant of the Goddess", Baha'i, Islamic Sufis, Sufism Reoriented (Meher Baba) and maybe others.

    Pre-Covid, I attended some concerts and other events. I found the concerts presenting the music of various groups to be educational and great fun.

    They also have service programs and other efforts

    Homepage
     
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  19. Evangelicalhumanist

    Evangelicalhumanist "Truth" isn't a thing...
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    As my favourite Bard (Bill Shakespeare) would say (from Troilus and Cressida), "'tis all one to me."
     
  20. Jayhawker Soule

    Jayhawker Soule <yawn> ignore </yawn>
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    Cromulent? Damn, I'm truly impressed. Thanks for helping me embiggen my vocabulary!

    BTW: Wiktionary characterizes cromulent as "a humorous, intentionally morphologically opaque neologism ..." Huh?
     
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