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Re: [SCA Newcomers] Religious SCA Persona's???

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  • nomaan_bucharde
    Oh yes! My very first persona was a monk called Friar Fles. Who I might add become the Patriarch of Ansterroa by appointment by Sir Sean McFlamm (long before
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 12, 2004
      Oh yes! My very first persona was a monk called Friar Fles. Who I
      might add become the Patriarch of Ansterroa by appointment by Sir
      Sean McFlamm (long before Ansterrora became a kingdom in it's own
      right).

      --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, "Tirloch O'Riordain"
      <tirloch@t...> wrote:
      >
      >
      > John wrote:
      >
      > > My question is: do SCA members ever take religious personas? That
      is,
      > > clergymen, monks, Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller, etc.
      >
      >
      > Yes, there are many folk that will adopt monastic orders and
      religious
      > persona. Due to the strictures of the Society, they are not as
      vocal as
      > they might actually be, but there are no restrictions against it.
      >
      > > It seems
      > > to me that there is a disconnect between period practices and
      current
      > > practices: whereas religion was deeply ingrained into most
      medieval
      > > and renaissance people, today we live in a pluralistic,
      politically
      > > correct atmosphere that de-emphasizes personal expressions of
      > > religion in the public forum (usually).
      >
      >
      > The way that the SCA has ignored the religious aspect of the middle
      ages
      > has always bothered me. For a decade and a half I kept telling
      people I
      > was going to have an event that just paid heed to this importance.
      > Finally this year I got off my duff and got going on it.
      [gratuitous
      > plug for event] This September 18th in the Barony of Jararvellir,
      > Kingdom of the Middle we are having a Medieval Religions Symposium.
      All
      > day classes on religions of the period,a pilgrimage, and an
      > ecclesiastical court instead of a Baronial court. So if you do
      adopt
      > that religious persona, and you can make it to Madison Wisconsin,
      check
      > us out.
      >
      > Oh, and for the record, I am a deist bordering on just going
      atheist. I
      > am not doing this to promote religion, just to study it and
      recognize it
      > for the important impact it was.
      >
      > Your Servant,
      >
      > Tirloch
      >
      > >
      >
      >
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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