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Re: Secrecy, teaching, and seekers

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:18 am
by Max
I'm inclined to agree: if someone asks a question, they've asked because they are drawn to it. Most of us probably started on this path by asking questions to others and to ourselves. Lotus struck a chord with me when she said 'there are no real secrets'.

Re: Secrecy, teaching, and seekers

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:09 am
by Kystar
I think that this inclination towards secrecy and mystery enables other religious groups to throw wild accusations and have them believed. In the old days, when there was the very real chance of getting burned at the stake or hung, it was wise to keep your head down and your mouth shut; however, in our modern age, this isn't helping us establish the pagan paths as valid religious choices.

Do I believe in giving just anyone who asks the inner detailed personal spiritual information? NO.
Do I think that anyone who honestly asks a question about my faith with the intent to understand deserves a clear and concise answer? Yes.

Unless we're more open, we're never going to get rid of the stigma of the wicked witch trying to lead poor little girls into lives of debauchery and sin. Or the old tales of the druid sacrifices.

But, as always, that's my opinion.