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by Lúthien
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.

Looks like in some respects I'm more American than you... :D Possibly ... I’m in any case not American at all, because I’m a Europeana like you :) Have you ever listened to any song by Enya? :) I suspect you already know her. I do, yes. I find their lyrics interesting, but the music as such does no...
by Lúthien
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.

Good point re. worshipping! I’ve always felt a distaste for that particular blind dedication and “I’m not worthy” attitude... any person, or indeed any deity who would love that sort of grovelling must be a jerk indeed. Funny, but I was just thinking about this today in another context: I love many ...
by Lúthien
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.

Hi, Meneldur, I'm new here but may I tell something? :) Humans "apotheosize" everything that help the dark part of their soul think of itself as cool, intelligent and dominant. That part is evil (what of evil is still left in every man) and evil needs to think of itself that way, otherwise it shoul...
by Lúthien
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Visual Arts
Topic: Portfolio
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Portfolio

Hi, I finished by portfolio website. It's live here: https://animatrice.nl/ Since last fall I'm doing the cover art of the Dutch Tolkien Society quarterly, called Lembas . Here are the two last drawings I did, they are both about Gondolin, and both based on imaginal journeys: https://animatrice.nl/w...
by Lúthien
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: An interesting blog, "The Flame Imperishable"

Yes, I found it alsmost together with that Notion Club Papers blog, of that guy who makes a lot of sense as long as he's writing about this subject; but as soon as he ventures into something contemporary he gets extremely prickly about 'political correctness'. I agree that PC can be pretty silly and...
by Lúthien
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Full text poems of Geoffrey Bache Smith
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Full text poems of Geoffrey Bache Smith

Hey thanks. I also found those some time ago, but I never mentioned it yet. They turned up after I read a bit in 'Tolkien and the Great War', which contains some letters between JRRT and his friends of the TCBS. Some of it is very touching, knowing what happened to those guys soon thereafter. I find...
by Lúthien
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:58 am
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?

I do not get that you actively engage theists much. A shame that. A shame? In the sense that I should be ashamed, you mean? I don’t recall stating that I actively engage anyone for that matter. Actually. It’s rather pointless, because people don’t change their beliefs if you tell them to. And right...
by Lúthien
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:46 am
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.

Can’t watch the video right now but I think there’s research that shows that the main difference between (very) conservative and (very) progressive people is in how they feel about what’s unfamiliar. It seems to scare conservative people more easily while progressive folk tend to be just interested....
by Lúthien
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Mytho-History
Topic: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: If you think an ideology or religion is immoral and evil, should you actively oppose it?

Hi DL, good questions. I think yes, one should oppose evil. But how, that's the question ... This subject evokes so many thoughts ... it's a pity that I cannot type very well atm. But in short, I think it's important to realise what evil *is*; and how it is facilitated (two very different things). I...
by Lúthien
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Re: Three bloggers

Well spoken, as always :) People ... wah. They surely amaze me ... sometimes it's in a positive sense, but oftentimes there's these WTF! moments where suddenly some weird-angled bigotry or jackassery pops up, leaving me to think "oh well, forget it then ... sigh" . Maybe these folks are even harder ...
by Lúthien
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Personalities
Topic: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.
Replies: 13
Views: 774

Re: Do Republicans and pedophile priests share the same vile sexual morality.

Hey, I'm sorry for the delay. I was in a traffic accident with my bike, resulting in a fractured wrist so that I can't do much for some weeks. I can type with my left hand but it's slow. So excuse my being a bit brief in answering to your post. I think that immoral behaviour in cases such as these h...
by Lúthien
Sun Oct 22, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Tolkienian resources
Topic: Three bloggers
Replies: 3
Views: 453

Three bloggers

I came across a blog sometime ago titled Notion Club Papers , referring of course to that most enigmatic of Tolkien’s unfinished works. It is the personal blog site of Professor Bruce G. Charlton of the University of Buckingham, and I am both extremely interested in this guy because I find myself ag...
by Lúthien
Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: The Central Myths
Topic: Why 'The Central Myths'?
Replies: 21
Views: 3210

Re: Why 'The Central Myths'?

Ah, that’s a funny read! And very universal, people are very eager to bend or break reality in order to acquire Cool Credits just about everywhere they feel it will increase their status.

I suppose he read “Bluff your way into Indianess” :D
by Lúthien
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Gnosis in religious traditions
Topic: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project
Replies: 51
Views: 7167

Re: The Gospel of Thomas Group Project

Hi Gnosic Bishop, Apotheosis is a term given to those who experience enlightenment of true Gnosis. Some call it oneness or reaching that point of no thought. I found the oneness/universal consciousness but it was not a place of no thought. Ah thank you. Well, I certainly experienced something - or, ...