Re: Paganism ?
- I would call this whole pantheon polytheistic. I
may even venture to calling Christianity and Judaism
polytheistic. I remember reading, but it slips my mind where
again, that Tolkien wrote thees stories with the purpose
of it being pagan. It was to be an English mythology
as a counterpart to Greek, Roman, Norse and other
European mythologies. All of which were polytheistic and
"pagan". Another point id like to make is just because you
have a creator god and lesser court of gods, doesnt
make it monotheistic. Many what we would call
'heathens' have a most powerful creator god and a court of
lesser gods. The Bible is the same way. So who is to say
that its not the same god all these religions are
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Tarot cards were created for the purpose of game playing and nothing
more. Tarot is really a type of card game having nothing to do with
Kabbalah, ancient Egypt, Eastern religions, or Native American
spirituality. The marketing of Tarot cards by the New Age publishing
industries in conjunction with the above phenomena is a form of
cultural thievery based on nothing more than pseudohistory. This is a
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--- In email@example.com, notallwhowander wrote:
> The other day I was in a major chain bookstore.
> In that store there were Middle Earth divination
> runes (an official product) with a special magic ring
> to help read them. Am I off base to think that old
> J.R.R.T. would never have endorsed such a practice?
> They'll be selling Narnia Tarot Cards next...