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    Worship of Nature, a Form of Religion?

    Do you believe worship of nature is a form of religion? Do you practice rituals to honor nature? What about sacrifices? Do you believe it is a noble, or a silly idea?


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    Worship of Nature, a Form of Religion?

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    Do you believe worship of nature is a form of religion?
    No, religion in general is an authoritarian phenomena that makes its way to control the masses by using people's spirituality, while honor, let alone honor towards nature is a different matter and a whole different approach.
    I consider nature worship as silly, you don't have to worship nature, honor and respect towards it that comes from experience and knowledge is much higher a worthier.

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    Do you practice rituals to honor nature?
    I do but I think it's everyone's own private matter in which way they show their honor towards it.


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    What about sacrifices?
    They are needed, nothing comes by it's own, something for something, just like on every field of life in general.


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    Do you believe it is a noble, or a silly idea?
    As man is part of Nature, showing respect and honor towards it is indeed a very noble deed in my opinion.

    The honor and respect that our heathen ancestors showed towards Nature should be most inspiring for every germanic man or woman.
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    Nature is a manifestation of the divine. Rites should honor nature but also take into account the Principle which is its reason for existence. On the other hand to see nature as being only organic and attributing its cause to itself (evolution) is by definition naturalism and should be avoided as it leads to a dead end (exclusion of the divine). Since it harms none to include the divine cause why not do so? For everyone can acknowledge the Principle according to their own modality while also admiring nature.

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    I think whether or not it is religion is entirely dependent upon how far one takes it. I do not believe that anything is particularly more divine than anything else, and I do not believe that anything is supernatural or spiritual. I feel that the universe as presented is fascinating and wonderful enough to revere.

    I particularly love the sun, because it is what makes life. Its energy is transformed by photosynthesis into energy that all organisms can use, so life could not exist without it. I cannot tell you if the sun is sentient or not, but right now the scientific community is saying that it is not. I do not worship it, as I feel that even if it were sentient, it would be unconcerned with the vanity of being worshiped.

    I revere nature because nature is all that exists. Even man made objects are natural, because they are made with natural materials by natural beings, much like a beaver's dam, but humans are clever enough to take advantage of chemical changes and make synthetics as well.

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