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    dirkster42, gsenski

    Deloria points out also that because the animals and the rest of nature are seen as equal with us, there are myths and other lore about people changing into animals and vice versa.  These are not well understood by Christians and are used by them to show how "primitive" the tribal beliefs are.  To me they show  the opposite.  As a scientist who studies complexity theory I find far more of a sophisticated understanding of the complexity of nature in the Native American view.

    Language can be a prison at times.  The word "equal" as used here has many nuances.  Just as it has in our Declaration of Independence.

    An idea is not responsible for who is carrying it. It stands or falls on its own merits.

    by don mikulecky on Sun Dec 09, 2007 at 06:45:04 PM PST

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