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Re: Conciliatory moves over Easter

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Sunday, April 30, 2000, 9:15
>I've found it's good advice until one gets the feel of the company one's >in. On this list we've managed, on the whole, not to exclude religion; >Dirk has told us he is a Mormon on several occasions, Philips's Buddhism >is >well-known, Aidan Grey has told us of his paganism, Irina has told us she >is Orthodox, we know that Steg (inter alios) is a Jew, Jeffrey Henning has >told us he a Congregationalist, I've not hidden my Catholicism etc >(I know I've not included everyone or every religion a list member has >said >s/he hold - please forgive omissions).
In any message board or mailing list i've been on, it's hard to keep most of yourself secret from people, unless you intend to not get personal with them. In a chatroom i frequent for instance, it got to the point where I had to tell them about my sexuality, because I had become friends with them (I have met many of them face to face, and I consider them friends). My personal beliefs really are kind of ideas from different religions (not exactly, but the philosophies behind them). I still go to church (Catholic) with my family from time to time, but I consider my own beliefs to be personal and not really of any one religion (I do believe in a God, instead of multiple gods.goddesses). I'm not very into talking about religion with people unless they ask. But, this list has not had any arguments about whose religion is correct, or not. We seem to recognize that everyone has different beliefs and leave it at that.
> > > > >Ah, politics - not mentioned much and I have sneaking suspicion that it >might prove more divisive than religion.
I agree. Political arguments are often more heated than religious arguments. ________________________________________________ The rattan basket criticizes the palm leaf basket, still both are full of holes.