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Jun. 6th, 2008 | 04:59 pm
mood: indifferentindifferent

Hilarious.

It's funny. Most of people who run around screaming negative stuff about HI actually have NO clue what we're about.

- They don't know we have ordained priests in the faith who perform weddings and religious ceremonies
- They don't know we have local groups who gather together for ceremonies, libations, and various events
- They have no clue that we do charitable acts in the name of the gods
- They have no idea that we have various orders devoted to specific gods, their worship, and mystical and spiritual practices surrounding them
- They have zero clue that we have outreach programs running and in the works
- They don't know that we engage in fitness programs keeping arete in mind (Olympics, anyone?)
- They have no idea that we're recognized by state and federal governments as a legitimate religious organization.

In short...they don't really know anything. :)

But that's okay. HI and Spira are the only Hellenic orgs I respect these days. The rest I feel either indifference for, or contempt.

I just don't have the time to spend arguing on the Internet and acting as PR in the Hellenic community for Everyone Who Actually Does Shit. In truth, I'm too busy Doing Shit.

What a concept. :)

Consider this post to be the only time I'll comment on this, and I'll just link to it whenever someone else decides to leave anonymous posts in my LJ whining about this or that. I'll even add it to memories.

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le musée interdit

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from: romulus214
date: Jun. 6th, 2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
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I think it's because it's easier to crit someone rather than get the facts-

my respect lvl with HI -is uber high on what the group is doing and trying to achieve!

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from: luciaofthegrove
date: Jun. 7th, 2008 12:36 am (UTC)
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I haven't really seen any bad talking about HI but I do recognize that different folks are drawn to different styles and types of groups and rarely does it have anything to do with the quality of what is going on. And there have been other groups where I have said, there looks to be some decent and productive people but the group just isn't for me for whatever reason.
Like you have pointed out abuot yourself, I am too busy doing stuff as well and have other priorities that I am focusing on in my life and most especially in my spiritual and religious activities to chase down all the worthwhile groups, since many groups I have found are full of devoted people actually working to do something rather han just yap at each other.
On the otherhand I can somewhat understand what perspective this person was coming from if they are looking at the group to see what sort of conversations and activities are going on, for a person who isn't particularly into heroic stuff or rpg may incorrectly assume that there is a large focus on that and it isn't to their taste. It is more a lack of having something in common discussion-wise or priorities I think.
I plan on checking out HI again one of these days, but I am still doubting I want to do the classes which would really make participation in any of the subgroups rather moot :) But we shall see

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Kyrene

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from: kyrene_myste
date: Jun. 7th, 2008 08:38 am (UTC)
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See the link I posted. This is pretty much the standard argument I've heard from people who have never bothered to see what HI does, nor do they want to be confused with the facts.

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Robin Artisson

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from: owl_clan
date: Jun. 7th, 2008 02:52 am (UTC)
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Umm... I went and looked up Spira- and I don't think I found the same group you were referring to. The Spira I found was a heavy new-age church in Canada, whose website mentioned absolutely nothing about the Greek Gods or Goddesses. It was a salad bar of every new-age idea you can imagine, from monism to reincarnation to "there are no absolute truths". Can you direct me to the actual Spira's website?

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brontosproximo

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from: brontosproximo
date: Jun. 7th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
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You forgot the literacy programs and the employment programs.

Oh and the work for the Olympics in general and the encouragement of young athletes in the pre-Olympic pipeline.

Oh and the "green" events and works that members of the group have organized.

Oh and working with challenged kids.

Oh and the interfaith initiatives.

All this in the name of the Gods.

Let those others bicker on the lists and throw glitter around until they are exhausted. We have Real Work™ to do.

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Kyrene

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from: kyrene_myste
date: Jun. 7th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
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What you said.

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from: theophania
date: Jun. 8th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
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I feel kind of bad because although I'm a member, I don't post or read much. Alot of it is because I'm not local so can't be involved in the rpgs and I'm not really into commics. However, when I do find something of interest, I either read or share it with all of you. I think what HI is doing is wonderful. The fact that you're actually getting involved offline, helping the community and are now recognised by the government is not only a big achievement, but a testament to what those who truly believe in The Gods can do. So way to go! What is Spira?

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