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Author: Amphian Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 3723  
Subject: Re: What do you say? Date: 7/11/2001 3:47 PM
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My favorite label (given to me by a tuba player when I was in college) is "Omnidenominational". It was this guy's word for the notion that all religions have chunks of the truth, and your best bet is to get acquainted with several of them and try and assemble the puzzle pieces yourself.

I like this. I may have to borrow it.

As for my response, it's often something like "you'd probably call me a Wiccan." Wiccan is not the word *I* would use - I'm definitely more Eclectic than anything else - but it's what they'd be most likely to use because it's a word they know. If I feel like going into more details, I do, but most of the time they really don't care. Just give them their post-it and move on.

I generally enjoy refusing to play by the rules of the labeling game. I suppose I could just label my post-it "Other", but it's a lot more fun to question the need for labels. I'm tolerant of them in situations where you are trying to keep people straight in your head, like meeting a bunch of people at once, where you mentally note gender, hair color, profession, etc. in an attempt to be able to sort out the name the next time you run into them. However, if someone has brought up as personal a topic as religion with me, they had better be looking for more than another post-it note. (Alas, they usually aren't.)

Amphian
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