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Re: Conciliatory moves over Easter

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Saturday, April 29, 2000, 22:10
On Sat, 29 Apr 2000, yl-ruil wrote:

>Raymond Brown wrote: >As for "true and original" festivals, well. Wiccans celebrate both our four >Germanic high festivals and the four Celtic fire festivals, and generally, >we don't complain. Whatever we call it and whenever we do it, Christians, >Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists or Pagans, we are all united in our desire >to celebrate and worship the divine, in whatever form we find it.
[Except for those as _don't_ find it at all!] This was part of our pastor's sermon on Holy Thursday; and I at least thought it was a good one to hear!
>Sorry for any offense, it was entirely unintentional.
This is the big hitch about talking religion in public. It is often too close to the heart and all to trot out in front of everyone else's sensibilities. Even what one of us thinks is an innocuous statement, maybe not even a statement of belief; a nother can all too easily take great and personal offence at. All the same, I dearly love to hear about everyone's believes, so don't stop talking shop on my account! Padraic.
> >Dan >