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« on: May 10, 2008 02:24:52 PM »

Edit: SIGNUPS HAVE OPENED! https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=255834.0

I just got done with my introduction to religion course at college, and I absolutely loved it. I learned so much about different traditions and I really think I personally have benefited from it.

I came up with this idea when I was hanging up my earrings today (lol); what if we had a "craft my religion" swap where people swap items crafted either for religious use or with religious symbolism/icons on it? It could be both a learning experience and a swap all in one. Smiley

I realize that this would be potentially controversial, so I think there would have to be some regulation to this, but at the same time I think there are some other open-minded and interested crafters out there that might go for this idea.

Anyone interested or have suggestions for getting this off the ground? I'd especially love it if experienced organizers/mods could comment and let me know what to watch for and/or any flaws they can see with this idea. I feel like it could be a lot of fun, but I also don't want anyone to have their feelings hurt or beliefs offended in any way.


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« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2008 03:47:34 PM »

I think it'd be pretty cool, I would craft for any other Religion and it would be a chance to learn more. I'd be in!
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008 08:20:00 PM »

I'd be interested in participating. It could be a lot of fun and really interesting if we got the right mix of people and religions.
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2008 08:15:14 AM »

I'm potentially interested.  I think this would call for a LOT of communication between partners.  Just because someone is Jewish/Catholic/Pagan/Muslim/Adventist/whatever, doesn't mean that they worship in the same way as all other members of that group, and religion/spirituality is really close to people's hearts.  But for that reason it would also be a very positive experience -- getting to communicate and learn like that.  And I really like connecting with other people around spiritual practice... I think this sounds great!

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« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2008 06:25:16 AM »

This could be good with lots of communication, since there is no cut or dry composition of each religion.  I should be in.

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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2008 09:16:25 AM »

I agree with all of the above and will be watching this thread and hopefully participating if it gets off the ground.

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« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2008 10:41:23 AM »

So, would you craft something for your own religion, or your partner's religion?

« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2008 10:44:42 AM »

I was thinking it would be for your partner's religion, hence all of the need for communication back and forth and making sure you have a good understanding of what your partner wants and needs (and probably more importantly, what s/he doesn't want or need or what s/he can't use due to religious restrictions). Of course, if you and your partner wanted to swap a little thing each pertaining to your own religion, that might be interesting too as long as you both agree so it won't seem "preachy" or anything like that.

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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2008 01:45:23 PM »

I think this sounds really interesting! I made something as part of the OWS and learned so much about the Jewish religion and it was an awesome experience. I myself am Catholic and I was really fascinated to see how the original Jewish tradition is also so interwoven into my own tradition.

I agree it potentially can be controversial, but if it's set up correctly, I think it can be amazing.
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2008 06:40:08 PM »

I agree with the need for a lot of communication and a lot of hashing it out between members...is there anyone else out there who would be interested? I'd love to start this up soon. Cheesy

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