Mudcat Café message #219122 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20846   Message #219122
Posted By: Joe Offer
27-Apr-00 - 05:00 PM
Thread Name: BS: More pagan stuff
Subject: RE: BS: More pagan stuff
Mmario spoke of something being "interpreted as merely poetic imagery." Building my idea that we need to keep our minds open to the beliefs of others, I'd suggest that we need to keep our minds open to the poetry and imagination and imagery that is involved in belief and myth and tradition. I think that we sometimes become obsessed with finding what we define as truth, so that we can defend our beliefs against others. No matter how deeply we study ancient traditions, we will only know part of their truth - but if we explore with an open mind, we can encounter the wonder of these traditions, in a way that is relevant to our own age.
Truth is nice, I suppose; but let's not forget beauty and awe and wonder, and love.
-Joe Offer-