> We do believe that [snip]
Nevertheless, as has already been made clear, this is NOT the right
place to talk about current religious practices.
Two points in regard to this, and to counter the obvious arguments:
1. I do not believe that the modern version of the Slavic pagan/native
religion is the same as the medieval... in the same was as I do not
believe that modern Catholicism is the same as medieval Catholicism.
Entirely different beasts.
2. Current religious practice is NOT the same as re-enactment of ancient
religious practice, however similar the two may be (and I'm thinking
here in particular of that Czech group, where joining requires adoption
of an "ancient Slavic name" - sound familiar, anyone? - and the fact
that some people/speakers in the photographs of the Ukrainian meeting
were in "folk dress").
> We are trying to give some higher profile to tihs
> discussion, that's all! :)
What you will achieve, however, is an argument.
Alastair Millar BSc(Hons) - http://www.skriptorium.info
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