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Any uncommon religions?

Unread postby Halt Arrtay » 29 April 2020, 22:54

What uncommon religion are you a part of?

For me I am part of the Germanic paganism. Germanic paganism refers to the ethnic religion practiced by the Germanic peoples from the Iron Age. Germanic religion is best documented in several texts from the 10th and 11th centuries, where they have been best preserved in Scandinavia and Iceland.
The specific type of religion I abide by is the sub-type: Old Norse. :D
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Unread postby azureflame » 29 April 2020, 23:01

I'm not a part but I have an acquaintance who is wiccan. It's kinda odd when he posts stuff about all the rituals and spells and stuff. I dunno if he's for real or it's just something like pretending to be a Harry Potter wizard (which he has done before).
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Re: Any uncommon religions?

Unread postby Halt Arrtay » 29 April 2020, 23:04

azureflame wrote:I'm not a part but I have an acquaintance who is wiccan. It's kinda odd when he posts stuff about all the rituals and spells and stuff. I dunno if he's for real or it's just something like pretending to be a Harry Potter wizard (which he has done before).


That is interesting. :banjo:
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Unread postby azureflame » 29 April 2020, 23:37

I wonder if satanism is cool. I mean, I started to think about becoming one after watching Lucifer

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I wouldn't mind an eternity in his domain :rofl:
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Unread postby Magic J » 29 April 2020, 23:38

Used to be a spooky Satanist, until the guy with the biggest hat started publishing stuff sympathetic to eugenics (yuk). Then did a bit of Wicca, but binned it, since the chalk dust got fucking everywhere and I got fed up with scraping candle wax off of my coffee table. Tried to into Thelema, but there was too much bloody reading, very boring indeed. Zen Buddhism was kind of cool, but didn't fancy taking it further and being slapped around by old men with sticks. Then I regained my senses and settled into life as an unformal onlooker to the very disorganised religion of Erisianism. Now I'm here.

It's a very silly religion. Wouldn't recommend it. She doesn't let you leave once you're in, unfortunately. Now I'm stuck dedicating a not inconsiderable portion of my time fighting the Illuminati and it's just tiring, man. Might convert to Consumerism.

Halt Arrtay wrote:The specific type of religion I abide by is the sub-type: Old Norse. :D

Ooh, have you done the ceremony where someone cuts the head off a horse with a big axe? Seems a bit messy for my tastes.

azureflame wrote:I'm not a part but I have an acquaintance who is wiccan. It's kinda odd when he posts stuff about all the rituals and spells and stuff. I dunno if he's for real or it's just something like pretending to be a Harry Potter wizard (which he has done before).

If I've learned anything in this life, it's that Wiccans are nearly always having really freaky sex. Just imagine that for a moment.

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Re: Any uncommon religions?

Unread postby Magic J » 29 April 2020, 23:46

azureflame wrote:I wonder if satanism is cool. I mean, I started to think about becoming one after watching Lucifer

It's re-heated Nietzsche, mostly. But with added magic and other such spooky shit. I kind of remember some of LaVey's writing, some of it was pretty funny, other bits of it were just dross. They did all club together to install a statue of Baphomet on a state house lawn, though, so that was pretty cool.

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Re: Any uncommon religions?

Unread postby Halt Arrtay » 30 April 2020, 00:33

Halt Arrtay wrote:The specific type of religion I abide by is the sub-type: Old Norse. :D
Magic J wrote:Ooh, have you done the ceremony where someone cuts the head off a horse with a big axe? Seems a bit messy for my tastes.



No I have not, but I have chopped the head off of a turkey when my family and I started processing them.
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Unread postby Halt Arrtay » 30 April 2020, 00:42

azureflame wrote:I wonder if satanism is cool. I mean, I started to think about becoming one after watching Lucifer

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I wouldn't mind an eternity in his domain :rofl:


I fucking love Lucifer.
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Unread postby Eryx » 30 April 2020, 14:38

I know lots of people from Umbanda and Candomblé. Umbanda is an Afro-Brazilian religion with a bunch of gods, and Candomblé is the purer version, more African than Brazilian, but both religions are so syncretized that pretty much every god has a counterpart on the other one, including Jesus!

I went to a meeting with a friend in Maranhão and it was really interesting. Lots of dancing, convulsing bodies and delicious treats. Not really my thing though, the celebration takes way too long and I couldn't smoke anywhere in the "terreiro," which is where they practice their religion.

Very benevolent, though. No homophobia, racism or hatred towards other religions. I felt better there than with Christians.
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Re: Any uncommon religions?

Unread postby Magic J » 30 April 2020, 15:14

Halt Arrtay wrote:No I have not, but I have chopped the head off of a turkey when my family and I started processing them.

I imagine the All-Father would be a bit confused to be sent such a strange bird as offering. :P

I've read a little bit of the Scandinavian Sagas! I also did a bit of research into Old Norse magic, specifically objects which may be magic staffs. Are you aware of some of the theories around male volur (witches)? Seidr (magic) is usually practiced by women in the sagas, though there are occasionally men who do it (Odin being one of them). Male witches are usually referred to in a derogatory manner, as ergi, meaning "unmanly". There seems to be an insinuation of homosexuality here. There's a huge gender element to it. Probably a fair bit of sex magic, but the guys who were writing it all down in the Middle Ages were proto or fully Christian by that point, so it seems likely that they could have omitted some of the more heathenish details. :lol:

Old Norse seidr magic seemed to be heavily associated with spinning thread and weaving. The Norns spin the "threads of fate", for instance, and I'm pretty convinced that the iron rods which are sometimes excavated from graves of high ranking Viking Era women are magic staffs which are designed to look like weaving distaffs. The Saga of Erik the Red gives some details on seidr, if I'm remembering correctly.

Eryx wrote:I know lots of people from Umbanda and Candomblé.

I'm entirely ignorant of American syncretic religions. My knowledge is primarily limited to the third season of American Horror Story. :P Will read up, sounds interesting.
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Unread postby Yeauxleaux » 30 April 2020, 15:33

azureflame wrote:I wonder if satanism is cool. I mean, I started to think about becoming one after watching Lucifer

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I wouldn't mind an eternity in his domain :rofl:
I LOVE THAT MAN.

Anyway no specific religion. Was raised Catholic, I still pray and practice in some small way but I'm not like an active part of the Catholic community anymore.
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Unread postby Severelius » 30 April 2020, 16:10

azureflame wrote:I wonder if satanism is cool. I mean, I started to think about becoming one after watching Lucifer

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I wouldn't mind an eternity in his domain :rofl:

I'd definitely let him be my lord and master forever...

OT: I don't seem to have it in me to be religious in any direction whatsoever but I have an anomalous amount of friends who are 'practising' pagans, whatever that actually means.
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Unread postby docskid03 » 30 April 2020, 18:16

Halt Arrtay wrote:That is interesting. :banjo:
My friend is an satanist, though he is all bark and no bite.

Most satanists are! The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LeVey, who was an extremely intelligent man, and maybe a bit insane. However, it was more about anti-Christianity than worshiping Satan. He did write some interesting books... The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Rituals, The Satanic Witch, The Devil's Notebook, and Satan Speaks!
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Re: Any uncommon religions?

Unread postby Halt Arrtay » 30 April 2020, 21:04

docskid03 wrote:
Halt Arrtay wrote:That is interesting. :banjo:
My friend is an satanist, though he is all bark and no bite.

Most satanists are! The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LeVey, who was an extremely intelligent man, and maybe a bit insane. However, it was more about anti-Christianity than worshiping Satan. He did write some interesting books... The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Rituals, The Satanic Witch, The Devil's Notebook, and Satan Speaks!


You know I did not know that. I'm pretty sure that my friend did know that but he is very quiet on the subject, whenever the subject does arise, me and other friends try to suppress the argument that will start; not to disrespect him and his religion but our group made a pact that we can talk about our religion but as soon as there is one disagreement the conversation is shut down and he likes to say that he is right and we are wrong whenever we try to point out a statement that contradicts his earlier statement.
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Unread postby Magic J » 30 April 2020, 21:42

docskid03 wrote:Most satanists are! The Church of Satan was founded by Anton LeVey, who was an extremely intelligent man, and maybe a bit insane. However, it was more about anti-Christianity than worshiping Satan. He did write some interesting books... The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Rituals, The Satanic Witch, The Devil's Notebook, and Satan Speaks!

Yeah, The Church of Satan version is basically an anti-religious critique of Christianity (which at the time, must have been particularly overbearing in the US), with a hyper-individualistic philosophy. More recently, the Church of Satan was surpassed in popularity by The Satanic Temple, which retains the criticism of religion but with a much more "radical lefty" vibe. The Satanic Temple were the ones who made the Baphomet statue. :lol:

CoS released another book, The Satanic Scriptures, a while back. I mostly skipped over the spooky magic bits, but flicking through it again, I notice there's a spell for the "Invocation of the Nether Gods" and the "Rite of Ragnorok". Sounds pretty funky.
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Unread postby Eryx » 30 April 2020, 21:43

How convoluted. A simple Google search would avoid a lot of that.
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Unread postby Severelius » 30 April 2020, 21:44

Y'know what with there being a 'religion' where people claim to follow the tenets of the Jedi and classify it as a religion, you have to wonder if some people classify their religion as being the Sith.

Also d'you think anyone worships Lovecraftian deities? Like their religion is the worship of Cthulhu or something?
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Unread postby Magic J » 30 April 2020, 21:49

Severelius wrote:Y'know what with there being a 'religion' where people claim to follow the tenets of the Jedi and classify it as a religion, you have to wonder if some people classify their religion as being the Sith.

Also d'you think anyone worships Lovecraftian deities? Like their religion is the worship of Cthulhu or something?

Can't there only be two Sith at any one time, or something? Star Wars lore is not my bag, unfortunately. :P

Also yes, probably. I'm led to believe that Lovecraftian horrors are used in so-called "Chaos Magic" quite a lot, so maybe so.
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Unread postby Severelius » 30 April 2020, 21:57

Magic J wrote:
Severelius wrote:Y'know what with there being a 'religion' where people claim to follow the tenets of the Jedi and classify it as a religion, you have to wonder if some people classify their religion as being the Sith.

Also d'you think anyone worships Lovecraftian deities? Like their religion is the worship of Cthulhu or something?

Can't there only be two Sith at any one time, or something? Star Wars lore is not my bag, unfortunately. :P

Also yes, probably. I'm led to believe that Lovecraftian horrors are used in so-called "Chaos Magic" quite a lot, so maybe so.

The 'only two Sith' thing is very much a film-era concept. In material like the Old Republic series or expanded universe novels set in generations before the Skywalker Saga the Sith were a huge order to rival the Jedi in number.

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