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1 posted on 02/07/2007 8:11:33 AM PST by NYer
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To: NYer

Another attention-seeker gets her wish...


2 posted on 02/07/2007 8:14:36 AM PST by snarks_when_bored
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To: Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; Romulus; ...
Ninety-eight per cent of the population may officially be Orthodox Christian, but in many ways Greeks remain bonded to their pagan past. "OK, the ancients had hubris, but the concept of sin was totally unknown to them, as indeed it is in modern Greece," Dimou says. "Greeks today don't observe many of the 10 commandments. Their outlook on life and values are much nearer to pagan ideas than those of the austere Judaeo-Christian faith."

This trend of returning to paganism is spreading. Several months ago, there was a thread on Scandinavians worshiping their ancient gods. All of this is simply feeding the growth of Islam.

3 posted on 02/07/2007 8:15:42 AM PST by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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Don't Hindus worship various gods? So why can't Greeks? Just curious; no flames please.


4 posted on 02/07/2007 8:15:43 AM PST by sarasota
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Ninety-eight per cent of the population may officially be Orthodox Christian, but in many ways Greeks remain bonded to their pagan past. "OK, the ancients had hubris, but the concept of sin was totally unknown to them, as indeed it is in modern Greece," Dimou says. "Greeks today don't observe many of the 10 commandments. Their outlook on life and values are much nearer to pagan ideas than those of the austere Judaeo-Christian faith."

This trend of returning to paganism is spreading. Several months ago, there was a thread on Scandinavians worshiping their ancient gods. All of this is simply feeding the growth of Islam.

5 posted on 02/07/2007 8:15:48 AM PST by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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Ninety-eight per cent of the population may officially be Orthodox Christian, but in many ways Greeks remain bonded to their pagan past. "OK, the ancients had hubris, but the concept of sin was totally unknown to them, as indeed it is in modern Greece," Dimou says. "Greeks today don't observe many of the 10 commandments. Their outlook on life and values are much nearer to pagan ideas than those of the austere Judaeo-Christian faith."

This trend of returning to paganism is spreading. Several months ago, there was a thread on Scandinavians worshiping their ancient gods. All of this is simply feeding the growth of Islam.

6 posted on 02/07/2007 8:16:06 AM PST by NYer ("Where the bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church" - Ignatius of Antioch)
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This is sort of like the fake wicca "religion" that masquerades as an ancient religion.

Its all made up - there is no link to any past celts or druids or whatever they think they are keeping alive.

They have created wicca ex nihilo and pretend it is an ancient tradition.

Given the absence of any Greek pagans for over a thousand years, this too is new-age claptrap. Then again, it was claptrap back in the day, too, but now they can't even claim a real link to the ancient pagan past; that link was lost centuries ago.


9 posted on 02/07/2007 8:28:24 AM PST by Notwithstanding (Post-9/11 Volunteer Active Duty OEF Vet Lawyer (who is too dumb to understand Kerry's apology))
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Armed with white doves, Peppa, a former advertising executive, was not going to hold back - even if it meant defying the furious Greek officials and riot police gathered at the second-century temple's gates, unwilling to stop the ceremony for fear of provoking a violent confrontation. "Sixteen and a half centuries is a very long time to wait," she said. "After so many years of Christian persecution we were finally able to call on Zeus, our king-god, to bring peace to the world ahead of the [2008] Olympics. For us, it was a very, very big thing."

Unless she killed those doves as an offering, Zeus was probably pretty mad at her for profaning his temple.
11 posted on 02/07/2007 8:42:23 AM PST by Antoninus ( Who is Duncan Hunter? Find out....www.gohunter08.com)
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Temple prostitution.

Somehow modern feminist Asherah cults never get around to that. What do yo bet these guys will?

12 posted on 02/07/2007 9:14:38 AM PST by Lee N. Field
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Ping!


14 posted on 02/07/2007 9:47:47 AM PST by Gengis Khan
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This is such modern media garbage. For the past 150 years at least various kook groups, usually made up of artists and acedemics start this stuff up in Greece. It not not new, not a result of today's society and it never goes anywhere. Its just kooks.


25 posted on 02/07/2007 2:08:45 PM PST by Kolokotronis (Christ is Risen, and you, o death, are annihilated!)
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To: indcons

Ping!


35 posted on 02/07/2007 8:46:03 PM PST by Gengis Khan
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http://www.istillworshipzeus.com
39 posted on 02/08/2007 2:41:11 AM PST by Dajjal (See my FR homepage for an essay about Ahmadinejad.)
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