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#1    GreenmansGod

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 10:55 PM

I have a friend who has problems communicating because of MS, so I jumped in the car and went to her place.   The problem didn't go her way, and she ask me if I would go to Church with her.  So I did, and I didn't burst into flames.  LOL  It was in a nursing home and it was an old time bible belt minister.  We sang, prayed, had a healing, a poppet show, and a sermon.    In his sermon he told them all they should read their Bibles.  My friend is blind so she can't read a bible.  She needs one on talking books, does anyone know were I could find one really cheep or free?  I might ask the nursing home if they have the number of the minster or his church and see if they could help my friend out.  
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If a person of another religion needed something that would comfort them such as Christian buying a Muslim a Quran or Muslim giving a Druid a magic wand would you do it?

Edited by Darkwind, 10 July 2008 - 10:56 PM.

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:01 PM

Isn't the bible available in brail? (if that's the correct term)
I wouldn't mind giving a muslim the bible, because they worship the same god. It's just that muslims believe the koran to be more accurat (true to the original, not written by men). Talked a bit with a muslim regarding this, and he didn't seem "hostile" towards christianity at all.

But I see I misunderstood you tongue.gif
Why would a muslim mind being given the koran/Quran by a christian? it's still the same book. original.gif

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:24 PM

http://www.audiobiblesfortheblind.org/

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:32 PM

She can feel with her hands.  My friend is really messed up. MS is an illness of the central nervous system.  My friend has limited use of her muscles,  she can't walk, can't talk, can't see.  Multiple Sclerosis effects everything and some people get it really bad to the point they get locked in their bodies. My friend has primary progessive MS, there is no cure or treatment.  

So you wouldn't give a Druid a magic wand because it is not an Abrahamic religion.



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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:38 PM

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Thank You!  That was just what I needed!    clap.gif  wub.gif

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 11:51 PM

Darkwind on Jul 11 2008, 01:32 AM, said:

She can feel with her hands.  My friend is really messed up. MS is an illness of the central nervous system.  My friend has limited use of her muscles,  she can't walk, can't talk, can't see.  Multiple Sclerosis effects everything and some people get it really bad to the point they get locked in their bodies. My friend has primary progessive MS, there is no cure or treatment.  

So you wouldn't give a Druid a magic wand because it is not an Abrahamic religion.

Oh sorry I missed the part of her having MS, my bad. Then audio bibles would of course be the best option original.gif

Well I doubt a real druid would accept a magic wand from me for several reason:
1. a magic wand is very personal, it is supposed to carry energy/powers given to it via rituals etc etc.
2. I don't have the ability to give it any powers
3. a Druid would most likely have a magic wand already (if they used magic wand that is tongue.gif )

However the bible or Quran are books, all of them say the same (exept the bibles translated differently of course...), with the same message. I wouldn't hessitate giving a Quran to a muslim or Bible to a christian (if they for some reason didn't already have them), but giving a piece of wood to a druid would be pointless original.gif

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:07 AM

..heh... giving wood...

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:45 AM

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but giving a piece of wood to a druid would be pointless


I have been in rehab without any of my ritual tools.  I can get along without them but a piece of wood would have been nice to have.  If someone gives you a wand you can put your energy into it.  As long as it is given with love there is no negative energy in it.  Most people have me crystals, I really liked them, there were a big help.


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 12:52 AM

Darkwind on Jul 10 2008, 03:55 PM, said:

If a person of another religion needed something that would comfort them such as Christian buying a Muslim a Quran or Muslim giving a Druid a magic wand would you do it?


Totally absolutely... I'm STILL keeping my eye out for a natural material tree for YOU!

I think about it whenever I'm at the nursery, dried flower store, craft store, art galleries. Honest to Pete. I haven't come across anything acceptable yet I don't think. Mostly I keep seeing twigs and metal. Neither of which would work. Here's a funny one... I even asked a botanist at the local high brow art-farty nursery if a bonsai could be freeze dried! Then explaining to him why was ummm... and interesting conversation... the short answer was No. LOL. He had no other ideas for me.

I gave a muslim friend a prayer rug once. I've bought Buddhist prayer wheels. I am not Catholic, but I have gifted many a Catholic with silver and gemstone Rosaries that I made with my own hands.. I tell ya, doing the reasearch on that one was tough... rosaries are confusing. LOL.

Edited by MissMelsWell, 11 July 2008 - 12:54 AM.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:00 AM

MissMelsWell on Jul 10 2008, 08:52 PM, said:

Totally absolutely... I'm STILL keeping my eye out for a natural material tree for YOU!

I think about it whenever I'm at the nursery, dried flower store, craft store, art galleries. Honest to Pete. I haven't come across anything acceptable yet I don't think. Mostly I keep seeing twigs and metal. Neither of which would work. Here's a funny one... I even asked a botanist at the local high brow art-farty nursery if a bonsai could be freeze dried! Then explaining to him why was ummm... and interesting conversation... the short answer was No. LOL. He had no other ideas for me.

I gave a muslim friend a prayer rug once. I've bought Buddhist prayer wheels. I am not Catholic, but I have gifted many a Catholic with silver and gemstone Rosaries that I made with my own hands.. I tell ya, doing the reasearch on that one was tough... rosaries are confusing. LOL.



not to sound disrespectful but I bet Buddhist prayer wheels make interesting art pieces/conversation pieces . bet they look cool in your home !


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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:05 AM

I have a strange fascination with rosaries, actually. I LOVE them. I go to the local antique store regularly and check for new additions. . . tongue.gif  

How strange is a Pagan with a collection of rosaries?  laugh.gif

Audio bibles are relatively easy to find. . .if you need one cheap, you could always try ebay. I've seen them in the book store, but the prices can get up there. . .

I think the site eight bits posted is probably the best, though.

I've given people of other religions things before. Its a great feeling to help out someone else. . .it doesn't really matter if its an object of a religion you aren't a part of.  grin2.gif

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:07 AM

Lt_Ripley on Jul 10 2008, 06:00 PM, said:

not to sound disrespectful but I bet Buddhist prayer wheels make interesting art pieces/conversation pieces . bet they look cool in your home !


They are beautiful artwork, but alas I didn't keep them, I gave them to friends who are buddhists. They wanted something specific that I could get in Thailand when I was there. I had to search for quite a while to find them in the markets, but find them I did, and I hope they're being put to good use. original.gif

The only chachkis I have in my home are some "shekere's" that I made several years ago, but they aren't religious... not really. They're african/caribbean rythm instruments, although I've seen them used in clips of voodoo ceremonies. I used to make them on commision for a local music store when reggae bands needed a natural one. Most that they can buy commercially are synthetic fiberglass and plastic which don't always do the trick. (they're like giant rattle with the rattles on the outside rather than the inside).

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:09 AM

I have a problems going to church.  I think I have some kind of attention-deficit disorder.  Can't sit still for long periods of time without being restless.
Maybe it reminds me too much of a staff meeting at work.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:12 AM

Sweetsalem82103 on Jul 10 2008, 06:05 PM, said:

How strange is a Pagan with a collection of rosaries? laugh.gif


Actually, that doesn't strike me as strange at all. Odd huh? Pagans have a deep and abiding need and love for their physical spiritual tools as do Catholics. I see some similarities there. Not in their beliefs, but in their use of rituals, rites and tools.

What's stranger is that I'm a Quaker (a faith that rejects ALL physical religious tools and icons, even crosses) and I have a fascination with religious tools. I don't use them, but find them engaging for some reason. LOL.

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 01:19 AM

Darkwind on Jul 11 2008, 02:45 AM, said:

I have been in rehab without any of my ritual tools.  I can get along without them but a piece of wood would have been nice to have.  If someone gives you a wand you can put your energy into it.  As long as it is given with love there is no negative energy in it.  Most people have me crystals, I really liked them, there were a big help.

maybe my view of a druid is antiquated (call me old-school tongue.gif), but I thought a "magic wand" (isn't there another word for it?) would have to be something very personal to the druid, and not something that can be bought on toys 'r us.
I mean no offence in that btw, so I hope you take none original.gif

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