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samhain,paganism v abrahmic religion in usefulness

Discussion in 'General Religious Debates' started by England my lionheart, Oct 14, 2017.

  1. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    Samhain or as most know it as Halloween,gaelic celtic Viking and basically pagan but useful,the phases of the moon tell when to plant and harvest or kill your excess stock.

    What is useful your religion?
     
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  2. David1967

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    "Do unto others as you would have them do to you." Otherwise, don't be a jerk.
     
  3. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    Its good but you can do that without religion
     
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    True, but you can know when to plant your crops without it too
     
  5. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    By the phases of the moon, yes,a Neolithic pagan understanding
     
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    Buddhist celebrate full and new moon in May because those are when The Buddha was born, was enlightened, and died. It's common for many to go to the temple during full moon each month I notice to individually renew our vows and pray. I can't do it often but that's what I'm told in a nutshell.
     
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    You don't have to be pagan to understand the phases of the moon or the seasons of the sun. I think the Islamic calendar was lunar anyway
     
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    Useful? As an agronomist and soil scientist I find that the ancient people plant more on the cycles of climate and weather in their particular region, and not phases of the moon. The phases of the moon coincidently fall in the spring planting and fall harvesting seasons and cycles.
     
  9. The Ragin Pagan

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    Samhain isn't Norse (viking, as you put it), it's squarely Celtic. We observe Winter's Night on October 21st.
     
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    True. But you said to name something useful about my religion. To me , that is pretty useful.
     
  11. Enoch07

    Enoch07 It's all a sick freaking joke.
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    Well I am not a farmer. So it's only useful as an excuse to be a kid for a month. Playing tricks on people, candy, and scary movies. It's a nice release from the seriousness of adulthood.

    Paganism is not the sole owner of knowledge for when to plant and harvest. Other cultures figured that out as well, so it's not like it's a grand revelation. It also can be used without being a pagan.
     
  12. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    We're talking way before Islam

    Agricultural astrology - Wikipedia
     
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    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    I agree but they built their beliefs around it
     
  14. England my lionheart

    England my lionheart Rockerjahili Rebel
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    Ok I used samhain but Viking winter ights corresponds with samhain and probably in many old cultures
     
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