The "Dreamtime" in a Nutshell

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  1. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Many biblical literalists consider Adam to be the first man, but if you actually read what's written, human life existed prior to Adam and Eve and that aligns with Aboriginal beliefs. See post #5.
     
  2. Hermes

    Hermes Zos Kia Cultus

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    my friend, that is my point! I read what's written then I take it with a healthy dose of skepticism.
     
  3. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    I too have a point. That's the main reason I wear a hat... :D
     
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  4. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    So what's the latest on the budding romance?
     
  5. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    A couple weeks ago he came clean to his mom and me and brought his gal to dinner. He was scared to death when he announced his intentions, but he sucked it up and spoke his mind. Even my less than open minded uncles were impressed. You should have seen his face though when we told him we knew all along!
     
  6. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Well good for him. I'm glad everything worked out. Have you met the girl's parents yet?
    You do enjoy tormenting that little guy.
     
  7. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    I have. Nice people too. They run a little tourist shop just outside town. Their daughter is an only child which is quite unusual in Aboriginal culture. Equally unusual, both parents are high school graduates.
    It's been quite a while since you've seen that, "little guy" he's taller than both of us now.
     
  8. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    Well I'll be. Is that one of those shops where you can buy authentic Aboriginal artwork made in China? I didn't realize finishing school was such a rarity among Aborigines.
    Wow! You're right. I'm still picturing that mischievous little kid.
     
  9. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    Their shop has mostly handcrafted things. Nothing like the crap you find at the duty free. Formal education is not a priority among most Aboriginals. As modern society is forced upon them though, more and more are attending. That's a good thing I suppose, but the pitfalls of modern society are on the increase as well. Alcoholism, domestic violence and drug abuse.
     
  10. Namaste Jesus

    Namaste Jesus Praise the Lord and Enjoy the Chai

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    I guess it's inevitable. I've watched the same thing happen in Fiji over these many years. Such a shame.
     
  11. Aussie Thoughts

    Aussie Thoughts Just my 2 cents

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    It is that. I wonder what it is about modern life that gives rise to this type of problem? Actually, that sounds like a good topic for another thread. http://www.interfaith.org/community/threads/17810/#post-301198
     
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  12. Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine Junior Moderator, Intro

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    Sounds like the same sh!t happening with the Native Americans/First Nations here in the Western Hemisphere (I'm including those in South America as well as North America even though I'm not sure if I have the facts "in the first place"/at all.)

    Phyllis Sidhe_Uaine
     

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