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    Pop Culture Paganism

    Pop Culture Paganism is a relatively new "brand" of paganism, for lack of a better word. For those of you who don't know what it is, here is a rundown. A very basic explanation is using pop culture to shape your ideas and worship, but please read the link, as that leaves a lot out.

    What do you think about this? How does the idea of pop culture paganism strike you?
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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    If it's crazy but works then either it isn't crazy or it's the awesome kind of crazy. If it doesn't work then why are you bothering? This principle applies beyond PCP.
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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    If it's crazy but works then either it isn't crazy or it's the awesome kind of crazy. If it doesn't work then why are you bothering? This principle applies beyond PCP.
    And not the drug.
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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    It's not particularly my thing, but I've talked to a few people who put a lot of energy and time into learning about it and putting it to use (so to speak). Those I've talked to have said it's not entirely about the character per say, but they provide an image by which to attach the desired identity and thereby provide an easier focal point for whatever it is they're doing.

    Sorry if that's confusing, I think my brain shut down a couple hours ago.

    But it seems to work for some people, and I'm interested to see what others here think about it.

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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    So,One could make Scubydoo into kinda a deity because he has come in contact with so many super natural things? And what of Thelma,and scrappydoo ???
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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    If you worship a pop culture character then you are an idiot and I will call you out.
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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    If you worship a pop culture character then you are an idiot and I will call you out.
    The end.
    Thank you Duce for the moment of clarity....
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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    If you worship a pop culture character then you are an idiot and I will call you out.
    The end.
    Quote Originally Posted by PaganForum Mission Statement
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    Remember the above. They've been there for years. There is no exemption if a member is named Medusa. You will abide by them within the boundaries of this forum or you will be ejected from this forum. If you have a problem with that then send a request for special treatment to Thal and Juni before you step into a ban. You are welcome to your issues with Pop Culture Paganism but if you attack one member of this forum for who they choose to worship then I will take that fight off their hands and you won't attack another.

    For everyone: this is NOT open to public discussion. Don't start one. I don't give a damn what you do outside PF but if you think that a forum member's beliefs are silly enough to exempt them from the protections of site rules then start writing your appeals to Thal and Juni right now because once you act on those misguided beliefs, you will need them.
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    "When to the Force you truly give yourself, all you do expresses the truth of who you are,"

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    Yoda told stories, and ate, and cried, and laughed: and the Padawans saw that life itself was a lightsaber in his hands; even in the face of treachery and death and hopes gone cold, he burned like a candle in the darkness. Like a star shining in the black eternity of space.

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    "But those men who know anything at all about the Light also know that there is a fierceness to its power, like the bare sword of the law, or the white burning of the sun." Suddenly his voice sounded to Will very strong, and very Welsh. "At the very heart, that is. Other things, like humanity, and mercy, and charity, that most good men hold more precious than all else, they do not come first for the Light. Oh, sometimes they are there; often, indeed. But in the very long run the concern of you people is with the absolute good, ahead of all else..."

    John Rowlands, The Grey King by Susan Cooper

    "You come from the Lord Adam and the Lady Eve", said Aslan. "And that is both honour enough to erect the head of the poorest beggar, and shame enough to bow the shoulders of the greatest emperor on earth; be content."

    Aslan, Prince Caspian by CS Lewis



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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    I'm wary about it, because a lot of fluffbunnies get what they know (or claim to, anyway) from stuff like "The Craft".

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    Re: Pop Culture Paganism

    I don't recall calling anyone an idiot. I thought this was a general discussion, not that someone was actually worshiping a pop culture character (as the link said). We were asked what we thought. It's my opinion. I can word it less meany if needed. Whatever floats your pizza boat.
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