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user-inactivated  ·  492 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: More Religious Leaders Challenge Silence, Isolation Surrounding Suicide

This is interesting

natives always get dicked out of having "religion" in favor of some vague kind of "spirituality" which is one of those words people use to to either:

1. minimize their own beliefs (i'm not religious, i'm just spiritual [because "religious doesn't sound good nowaways])

2. minimize the beliefs of other cultures (look how cute these natives are with their nature and their interconnectedness - if only we, nasty whitey, could be as pure as these people we're killing [oh well])

same thing with chinese and japanese beliefs, but they call those "philosophies" or "folk traditions," which is hardly better

only indo-europeans and semites are allowed to use the word religion