Mudcat Café message #1471124 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #80633   Message #1471124
Posted By: treewind
26-Apr-05 - 08:52 AM
Thread Name: Folk artists who are pagan
Subject: RE: Folk artists who are pagan
"one who has little or no religion and who delights in sensual pleasures and material goods"

That's a very interesting and restrictive combination that says more about the person who wrote the dictionary than about the meaning of paganism or any other religion.

"Little or no religion" - I suspect a narrow understanding of the term "religion" here...

"delights in sensual pleasures" - what wrong with this? The converse is by definition impossible. As long as it doesn't control your life or harm others I find nothing objectionable to anyone enjoying and appreciating the pleasures that life has to offer and there's no reason for it to be incompatible with religion. Anyway all musicians are inherently in the business of enjoying and exploiting at least one sensual pleasure.

"material goods" - why does that have to be lumped together with "sensual pleasures"?

Rhetorical questions, I know...