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Neo-Paganism: Is Dialogue Possible?

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  • Anton
    Apologetics Index has posted an important article on Neo-Paganism: ===Begin Quote=== Neo-Paganism: Is Dialogue Possible? by Andrew J. McClean
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 3, 2006
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      Apologetics Index has posted an important article on Neo-Paganism:

      ===Begin Quote===
      Neo-Paganism: Is Dialogue Possible?
      by Andrew J. McClean
      http://www.apologeticsindex.org/313-neo-paganism-dialogue

      It is easy to parody another religion, and neopaganism is a parodist's
      delight. One can easily brand its ritual as primitive or just plain weird.

      Yet serious apologetics requires that one exercise a hermeneutic of
      respect in the attempt to understand another faith.

      St Paul obviously spent time with the Athenians, reading their poets
      and watching people at worship before daring to address them.
      Only in this way can Christians begin to dialogue with pagans.

      We need to put aside fifteen hundred years of offhanded dismissal and
      listen to pagans as having something intellectually serious and
      spiritually viable to say. This does not mean agreeing with them but
      having enough respect to listen and learn.
      ===End Quote===

      Anton
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