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eyeofhorus33 wrote:

> I think that there is a distinction to be made between
> "veneration" and "worship".
>
> To venerate implies to have a 'great respect for' or a 'great
> regard for' while the word 'worship' is more specifically
> associated with 'adoration of a deity.'
>
> The former is therefore associated with feelings of admiration
> or even fear while the latter is exclusively associated with
> faith and religious rites.
>
> In this respect, it is arguable that in some cultures the
> serpent was only venerated while in others it indeed appears to
> have been deified and worshipped.

I know many ancient peoples and some contemporary people worship and/or venerate animals in a religious or spiritual context, but that's something I'm not interested in personally.



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Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 654 DrRita 27-Jul-13 18:35
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 204 Thunderbird 27-Jul-13 19:13
Please hold off posting until 1 August 233 Graham Hancock 27-Jul-13 19:37
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 207 michael seabrook 01-Aug-13 10:59
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 193 DrRita 01-Aug-13 14:16
Animal legends of native americans 192 finaltom 01-Aug-13 13:16
Re: Animal legends of native americans 215 DrRita 01-Aug-13 14:18
Re: Animal legends of native americans 186 finaltom 01-Aug-13 16:01
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 178 Aine 01-Aug-13 13:30
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 169 Vanya 02-Aug-13 12:42
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 174 Aine 02-Aug-13 14:02
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 250 David Campbell 02-Aug-13 20:17
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 162 Aine 03-Aug-13 01:01
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 200 David Campbell 03-Aug-13 03:25
Re: Some clarification and upgrades about 183 Vanya 03-Aug-13 08:43
Re: Some clarification and upgrades about 163 Aine 03-Aug-13 19:36
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 155 DrRita 02-Aug-13 15:14
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 156 Aine 02-Aug-13 15:37
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 157 DrRita 02-Aug-13 15:44
Serpents & Dragons 356 Vanya 02-Aug-13 18:15
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 167 Aine 03-Aug-13 01:04
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 171 Vanya 02-Aug-13 18:18
If anything, it's about the kundalini 166 David L 01-Aug-13 20:27
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 154 DrRita 02-Aug-13 00:52
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 146 David L 02-Aug-13 01:22
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 244 DrRita 02-Aug-13 15:16
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 178 David L 02-Aug-13 17:14
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 216 AJB92 02-Aug-13 21:21
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 198 David L 02-Aug-13 21:40
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 185 randompHactor 02-Aug-13 22:08
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 216 AJB92 03-Aug-13 21:50
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 186 randompHactor 03-Aug-13 22:18
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 186 Aine 03-Aug-13 23:53
Re: If anything, it's about the kundalini 181 David L 04-Aug-13 00:17
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 243 themindofmike 02-Aug-13 03:20
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 152 eyeofhorus33 02-Aug-13 12:35
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 421 Broker 02-Aug-13 20:25
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 168 Sirius7237 02-Aug-13 22:59
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 199 themindofmike 03-Aug-13 00:40
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 169 David L 03-Aug-13 00:59
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 179 Aine 03-Aug-13 01:06
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Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 168 Sirius7237 03-Aug-13 19:04
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 163 DrRita 05-Aug-13 15:14
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 173 Aine 05-Aug-13 18:01
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 170 Sirius7237 05-Aug-13 20:56
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 178 DrRita 05-Aug-13 21:44
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 173 Sirius7237 06-Aug-13 00:09
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 182 Aine 06-Aug-13 00:34
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 165 DrRita 06-Aug-13 13:45
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Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 174 Aine 06-Aug-13 15:22
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 178 Sirius7237 08-Aug-13 01:37
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 182 Aine 08-Aug-13 13:08
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 178 Sirius7237 08-Aug-13 18:14
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 173 themindofmike 08-Aug-13 18:28
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 183 Sirius7237 08-Aug-13 18:54
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 188 Aine 08-Aug-13 19:31
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 209 themindofmike 08-Aug-13 22:09
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Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 178 Aine 09-Aug-13 13:41
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 190 Dr. Troglodyte 09-Aug-13 21:18
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Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 169 Aine 10-Aug-13 17:25
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 242 Dr. Troglodyte 10-Aug-13 23:50
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 165 Aine 11-Aug-13 19:35
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Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 179 DrRita 09-Aug-13 14:02
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 171 Aine 08-Aug-13 19:30
Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 249 Paoputzu 11-Aug-13 04:26
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Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 253 Milo 03-Aug-13 10:39
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Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 151 colt 03-Aug-13 13:36
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Re: Snake Worship: A Step In Human Consciousness Or Something More? 180 DrRita 05-Aug-13 22:57
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