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Re: CHAT: Visible planets (was: Corpses)

From:Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 0:56
--- Isidora Zamora <isidora@...> wrote:
> >I was amazed in participating in Eastern > Catholic > >liturgies how so many people knew all the > words > >and music without looking at the missals or > >weekly pamphlets. > > > >Perhaps they just used them as references > before > >hand, you know a sort of "oh, OK, that one > >again". > > Most of the Eastern Divine Liturgy (I suppose > you'd call it a Mass) is fixed.
Either mass or liturgy are OK for Western. Liturgy is most common for Eastern.
> What do you mean by a capella prayer? All > Orthodox prayers are "intoned."
I mean close the prayer book and talk to God! A poor choice of terms; I mean unstructured prayer.
> >Out of pure curiosity, how much has the > Orthodox > >faith been an influence on Nidirino or even > >Cwendaso religion? > > I notice that you didn't ask about Trehelish > :-) Obviously, there's no > influence there.
It was an unconscious choice to exclude their religion - but apparently well done! There are certainly religions in the World that my beliefs had no affect on, and others that are affected. [A very interesting reflection on personal and constructed religion!]
> You would think that, as a > Christian, I would shun > dreaming up pagan religions,
I have no such thought at all! Did not JRRT, known to be a good Catholic, not dream up "pagan religions"?
> and I do wonder if it's really good for me,
Many Christians do find activities such as ours dangerous, pernicious and deadly. [I heard a tel"evangelist" the other day preach in no uncertain terms on our satanic activities.] In my opinion (and take it for what it's worth), if you are serious about your faith and keep separate your own faith from that/those of your concultures, this activity will hold no harm for you. If you think there may be something wrong, talk to your priest. Look at it like this: you're no different than scholars at the Vatican who, though Catholics, study and discuss other religious paths. They may see common ground and seek dialogue, but still remain firm in their own way.
> Hope I answered your question thoroughly...I > have no idea how many K I just wrote.
Absolutely. Twas very well thought out too. And is certainly from a different perspective from mine! Padraic. ===== la cieurgeourea provoer mal trasfu ast meiyoer ke 'l andrext ben trasfu. -- Ill Bethisad -- <> Come visit The World! -- <> .


John Cowan <cowan@...>Religions (was: Visible planets)