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PostPosted: 20 Dec 2008, 15:10 
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HavenMage wrote:
In my experience, the oppressed are often just as, or even more, bigoted and hateful. They even feel justified in being so since they are victims themselves. "Hey, I am an oppressed person, that gives me the right to hate you!"


I mostly agree with you.


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PostPosted: 21 Dec 2008, 21:06 
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Tao of Pooh wrote:
but Pagan doesn't necessarily, automatically mean Wiccan. I would think any pre-Christian religion qualifies as Pagan. My thought when I first read it was that she was practising (why do they call it "practising?) some authentic African tribal-type religion & that maybe the SAAF wanted to disassociate themselves from what might be considered a "barbaric relic of their past".

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You are absolutely correct.
I was being very Amero-centric.
Thanks for reminding about my prejudices.


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PostPosted: 12 Feb 2009, 14:29 
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Tao of Pooh wrote:
All of 'em one time @ the same time, or all of 'em one time in their life?

"Cause if it's all of 'em @ the same time that's gonna be rough. A lot harder then when people tried that Hands across America thing.


All of them at the same time. If every Jew on earth kept one Sabbath perfectly, the Moshiach would be born.

+1 for having some non-Christian heritage for me! :D

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PostPosted: 21 Feb 2009, 07:41 
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Magic is feared in Africa; it is strongly believed in and widely feared. Each region has its own superstitions*, practices, dangers or lack of dangers, but on the whole, magic has quite a bad name in Africa. I didn't read the article, but that may well have played a role.

BTW, I lived 11 years in East (not South) Africa.

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* for some very odd reason, Zanzibar, which is solidly Muslim and supposedly thus far less prone to superstitions of the common mill, has a very strong culture of belief in succubi and incubi, which is otherwise pretty much unknown throughout the rest of Africa.


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