Appropriation and Questions of Faith

English: Tradition (1895). Olin Levi Warner. B...

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I’ve been doing some reading on cultural appropriation and several questions came to my mind.

What do you do when something else from another tradition makes more sense to you though you may not match up with them as well or you may have a different slant on that concept?

What do you do to honor the influences from another tradition if you are not of them, but you feel you owe them?

How does one be syncretic without offending?

What do you do when your tradition lacks something you seek even it otherwise perfectly describes your convictions?

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