Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Religion
- stephen higa wrote:
>As Far As I Know.
> > According to research done by myself and others (Kass, HALP!), wearing
> > of religious insignia of any kind is actually quite late-period. The
> > only people to be found wearing crosses, for example, were clergy. The
> > only other people to wear clothing/accouterments designed to openly
> > display their religious tendencies were Jews, AFAIK.
> What does AFAIK mean?
> Well, my persona IS a Jew, so that's how I get away with it. ;)Elsewhere, in the Isles as well as the Continent, Jews were tolerated as
> Unfortunately, being a very observant Jew, I can't get out of a lot of those
> accoutrements. Fortunately, I live in Spain where folks are more tolerant
> and I don't have to worry about displaying my religious persuasions.
long as they were useful (you know, like lending money and such;
stereotypes come from somewhere, as unfortunate as they are). And so
that everyone knew when a Jew was about, they were often made by force
of law to wear distinctive attire.
> As for the cross thing, that is very interesting...Well, not like I seeIndeed!
> people wearing crosses at events that much, anyway. So in that way the SCA
> is (unintentionally) more authentic!
> It was indeed magical...well, up until a boot came flying out the tent ofno, really??
> someone with a hangover and hit the caller!
> Allaaaaahu akb- ow! :o)
Okay, I'm going to try it at the next event. Of course, I'll have to wake
up at dawn, but there you go.
I don't have a Muslim persona, but no one will know who it is, they'll just
hear it ringing out. I hope to create "magic moments" for people by doing
that, especially the Muslim personae who just might follow the summons and
kneel to face Mecca in prayer.
Qu'er non es grazitz lunhs mestiers
menhs en cort que de belh saber
de trobar -- qu'auzir e vezer
hi vol hom mais captenhs leugiers
e critz mesclatz ab dezonor.
--Guiraut Riquier, 1292