Being part of another faith

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23 Jan 2016 17:25 #223740 by EmKat
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Hi there,

I joined a few days ago. I've been lurking in the forums and reading up on the doctrine, and so far I like what I see. The way of the Jedi seems highly compatible with my current practice as a Neo-Pagan Druid.

My question is this: If I were to apply for membership of the Temple, would I have to abandon my Pagan faith, or would is be acceptable to you all for me to have dual-faith. On the Druid side of this question, there is no conflict. There are Pagan Druids, Christian Druids, Buddhist Druids, Atheistic Druids ... the list could go on.

Many thanks for your thoughts.

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23 Jan 2016 17:26 #223741 by Avalon
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EmKat wrote: Hi there,

I joined a few days ago. I've been lurking in the forums and reading up on the doctrine, and so far I like what I see. The way of the Jedi seems highly compatible with my current practice as a Neo-Pagan Druid.

My question is this: If I were to apply for membership of the Temple, would I have to abandon my Pagan faith, or would is be acceptable to you all for me to have dual-faith. On the Druid side of this question, there is no conflict. There are Pagan Druids, Christian Druids, Buddhist Druids, Atheistic Druids ... the list could go on.

Many thanks for your thoughts.


No. Pure and simple. There are pagans, Christians, even a few Muslims (I believe) all on site... You're fine :)

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23 Jan 2016 17:41 #223742 by tzb
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We have a few druidic members here, too.

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23 Jan 2016 17:48 #223743 by Ben
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We have no rules about that. As far as we are concerned you are welcome to be a member of as many different faiths as you want... :)

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23 Jan 2016 20:08 #223762 by steamboat28
Even if we told you no, how could we possibly stop you?

We won't, mind you, but the point is that syncretism is the way of individuals, where formality is the purview of groups. We may group together here as Jedi, hold a certain creed, believe certain tenets, but as individuals, we each believe what we will--whatever mixture of influences that may be.

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23 Jan 2016 20:54 #223767 by Almeida
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I'm Jediist and from Candomble, a pagan Afro-Brazilian religian, and I was an eclectic Pagan priest for a long while.

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23 Jan 2016 21:29 #223770 by Connor L.
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No issues at all.

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23 Jan 2016 23:41 #223788 by Jamie Stick
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I'm a Satanist Jedi, I can't imagine Jediism ever being an exclusive religion.

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23 Jan 2016 23:46 - 23 Jan 2016 23:48 #223792 by Aqua
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Not specifically drawn to faith myself, Jediism at the temple is considered a religion. Well.. a religion of many seems like a good way to go. I have interest in other people their feelings about it. To see so many different opinions about believe and interests of other people, is very interesting.. Even though we do not all agree to each other, we should not expect that.. :laugh: Being different may bring misunderstanding, but it brings also beautiful moments of learning. I like that..
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24 Jan 2016 01:40 #223808 by Connor L.
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Finding out a lot of Jedi are also Satanist. Very interesting!

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