Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Thelema on Street Prophets

Street Prophets is Yet Another Scoop Site - this one dedicated to the discussion of religion and politics from a liberal perspective. The religious ideas discussed there are for the most part pretty mainstream, but last summer a fellow Thelemite posted a story about Thelema that received mostly positive comments.

Testament of a Thelemite

A handful of individuals had various issues with the philosophy, though from reading through the threads it seems like the critics didn't really grasp the categorical imperative implied by "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law." It is a sadly common misperception that all Thelemites just run around doing whatever the hell they want. Actually, carefully considering every action on the basis of whether or not it serves your understanding of your will tends to lead to ethical, honorable behavior.

As with the article on Kuro5hin, I just think it's cool that in the last year Thelema has been showing up in places other than occult discussion forums.

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