[geeks] Goodbye, I guess
phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Sun Sep 2 23:18:43 CDT 2007
Charles Shannon Hendrix wrote:
> On Sat, 1 Sep 2007 15:40:18 +0100
> Mike Meredith <very at zonky.org> wrote:
>> In fact the RCC does include some local elements in services (and the
>> canon of saints) ... European catholics might be somewhat bewildered at
>> some South American services.
> Then you have things like Saint Bridget. She was once a fire-queen of the
> celts. 19 priestesses protected her shrine for like 2000 years, and now for
> the last 1000 or so, 19 nuns have protected her shrine.
> It was a simple matter of converting a local minor diety into a saint. The
> church did that all over the place.
> I think Saint Brittany was once a forest goddess.
> A lot of religions are at least partially syncretic, even if that wasn't
> originally the intention, and even if parts of it frown up on it.
> Of course, in America, you have Southern Baptists protecting these odd
> little oval rings all over Virginia and North Carolina.
> I'm not totally familiar with the ritual, but it involves overpowered
> horseless carriages and lot's of beer and chicken.
> It's mostly harmless, except for the occasional human sacrifice, though
> that's been toned down a lot in later years.
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