Cheater :) But I appreciate the version number.
You're very right, though. I'm coming at it from perhaps a very negative viewpoint, and I'm not taking into account the relationships that are quiet and do work, mostly because they're so quiet.
But (as I mentioned above), I was actually thinking a lot about you guys (and malacat
, as well) when I wrote this up. I knew that it does work.
The more I thought about it, though, the more I saw having a potential to go majorly south. We're not talking just a bit, but (as I know you you know) a hell of a lot. A particularly bad relationship can sour an entire Grove (or coven or cabal or whathaveyou) against their own spirituality. It can cause infighting and destroy an organization's name.
The potential destruction is so wide-reaching that it's just staggering to me.
One thing that I didn't really make clear, though: you'll note I'm not proposing bylaws or anything regarding this. A lot of this was an attempt to work through these issues for myself, to see what I'd think about them. I don't think that I really want to be saying that no one
should be dating in their own grove. I think that what I really want to say is that it isn't something that would be good for me. When I examine this, I think that really, I'm just trying to work it out for myself. What fits with my
ideas of how an SD should act.
Ain't nothin' saying that I should be imposing rules on other people.
(Hehe. Now I'm thinking about how I could go get on a high horse and try to pass a bylaw on the CoSD and be like the fundamentalist bastards passing gay marriage bans in state constitutions. And I've just realised that you should never ask a Discordian about his role models.)we have a longtime attendee of Gaia Community who is *convinced* that all of the board members, ritual team members, and committee heads are sleeping together and form a secret cabal of Illuminati sexfiends who just won't sleep with her, damnit!
Is she hot? Because maybe that's the reason and she just needs to be told. . . unless you like the whole conspiracy that she's thought up. :)