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Thu, Jul. 22nd, 2004, 09:54 am
jenny_evergreen: What's in a name?

In September, the www.truthfaith.org address will expire.
By then, I would like rename the faith. It has changed and developed quite a lot in the past year, and I think that there must be a more apt name for it. Unfortunately, I'm pretty stumped on what that is. So, I'm asking for your suggestions and opinions. What should this religion be called? How should it present itself to the world? What is the term (not already in use, as that would confuse) that most accurately conveys all that this faith is and does not portray it as something it is not?
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? :)

Mon, Jul. 26th, 2004 06:19 pm (UTC)
apeiron_gaia

I don't blame you, and perhaps this is what attracted me to your community. Unfortunately, there aren't many posts, and I am too ignorant to really instigate questions.

I am of the same mind, in a way. Buddhism does speak to me in many ways, but the "detachment" taken to an extreme puts a blocker for me.

In the same way, I was raised catholic, and much of the symbology I hold very dear to me. (Jesus could be my Buddha, I suppose). I don't really know how to reconcile my love of catholic symbolism and my disdain for their sexual denials and patriarchy, just as I can't reconcile my unlikeness to Buddhism. And I am not of the mind to take up the westernized version of it, ie, do what you can, and just be happy. Don't try because suffering is always there. You can't stop it. Just be "mindful" of it. To me, that sounds like sort of a cop out.

Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004 02:00 pm (UTC)
jenny_evergreen

*sad smile* I do wish people would participate more. But I accept that they don't.

*nod* I think that what Buddha meant by that has been completely misunderstood, for the record. But, again, too many brambles.

The religion I knew best as a child was Catholicism, although the only thing from it that particularly appealed to me was Mary. Well, and a couple of the saints. In place of Mary, I have the Mother, which I like better, actually. :)

*nod* I agree that western Buddhism involves what seems to be rather a lot of "copping out".

If you ever have the time and the will, I'd be glad to have your input...all the information there is on this faith is here, and I really don't want to be doing this alone, even though I will as long as I have to.

Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004 05:05 pm (UTC)
apeiron_gaia

No prob! I will start reading about it more actively, and then you'll be sorry. I'll make myself a nuisance, lol.

Tue, Jul. 27th, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)
jenny_evergreen

*grin* Time will tell, but I doubt I'll consider you a nuisance.
Except for Guide content (which is pretty recent) things as they are currently are here. Although, of course, a lot of whys and wherefores are contained within the journal itself.