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What a wonderful archive of books you have, cap! Although, as a fellow Christian, I would recommend you keep away from some of the witchcraft found under curiosities. I say this as one who fell of due to curiosity regarding those subjects, our path is straight, and the miracles of God are simple and good.
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capstasher 1 day ago

Why thank you Tevada! I must say you have a very wonderful website and I'm surprised I havent stumbled upon it earlier. As for the witchcraft items, I don't see research of the occult to be a harmful practice, unlike practicing the dark arts. Observation does not necessitate condoning or participating. I find the ways of other beliefs interesting, even if I don't think them to be good and correct.

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thelesserword 1 day ago

Well I'm glad to hear you haven't made the mistake of participating like myself, thank God. However, we should warn ourselves, innocent intentions or no, if something we allow people to observe leads another to sin then we are implicated as the one who doled out the poison (sin) for that person to take. This isn't my idea, but St. John of Chrysotom's back when he preached about modest apparel.

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thelesserword 1 day ago

Cont. And of this we should pray, so as to not add our sin to others. To illustrate what the St. meant. An actress who causes millions to sin against the Lord through her pictures would be implicated in their sin. Now, I understand the allure of observing those texts and lifestyles. I did it myself. But by our Gospels, it would be appropriate to burn those things, and if not, turn ourselves away (Acts 19:19).

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thelesserword 1 day ago

Oh, and forgive me for clogging you with comments. Admonishments shouldn't be on a public forum. I should have done this through email (though I don't think the contact link on your site works) +_+, I have sinned. If you like, you may delete this thread.

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capstasher 1 day ago

Oh I will absolutely not delete this! I am very grateful for your comments, and appreciate the time and thought you put into them. I understand your fears, and the point of view from where you come from. I should probably do better by advising people against pursuing these topics in a more public manner. My soul is that of an archivist, however, and burning books is just not in my blood.

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capstasher 1 day ago

Cont. I believe, instead, (and I find this to be a better method of approaching it, not just lesser way of going about it) that any bad ideas are best counteracted by the sharing of good ideas in a more convincing manner. Showing people WHY something is bad, enabling them to understand it and it's consequences, is better than shielding them from it.

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capstasher 1 day ago

Cont. Eventually they might learn about it, and feel as if they were kept away from power, as opposed to being kept away from danger. And even if those ideas were to be wiped out, the devil for sure would make it so someone re-discovers them.

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capstasher 1 day ago

Moreover, my page is made for conversation! I greatly enjoy having chats with people on here

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thelesserword 1 day ago

Soul of an archivist. That's... good, why perhaps if this were a different time you'd make an excellent scribe. You're right, if we have to know good and evil in this world, then the devil would just make them come about again if we burned those books. Suppose that's why the Vatican has a library of cursed books for who knows what spirit shall leave them if we were to ought right burn them.

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thelesserword 1 day ago

Cont. Still, I would offer you to pray about the matter. Keep those books if you like, but back to St. John of Chrysotom's exhortation, holding sinful books in your library is like a woman who claims to appreciate modesty without dressing modestly herself. She may claim to value chastity (more often than not she does), but her decisions regarding her appearance causes others to sin, which implicates her in sin.

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capstasher 1 day ago

I do wish, at some point, perhaps in the near future, to change my legal name. And at that point I shall take up the name of St. Lawrence (patron saint of archivists, librarians, comedians, brewers, barbecues (all of the things in life i like), and students (for I am forever a student, forever learning in life))

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thelesserword 1 day ago

Cont. In short, by God, if you're actions may cause others to sin, then it would be best to quit that action, no matter how seemingly innocent it may be. Ultimately, that's the crux of it, and I probably fail at it too sometimes. Still, as the Gospels say, let us strive towards perfection. Ah, I should go eat. This place better not become my new social media addiction.

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capstasher 1 day ago

I shall pray on it, worry not! Though all your worry is greatly appreciated, thank you for looking out for me. I will of course be very careful should I lend any of the books of the sort I own out to people. I would make sure they have purely an academic interest in them, and not seeking to practice strange rituals or fall victim to worshipping demons

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thelesserword 1 day ago

Capstasher as St. Lawrence... hah! That's a pretty good name! But about legal names, you have a book on Spain don't you? Why not just add Lawrence to your existing legal name? I have five names, one from birth and one from baptism, with the other three for legal applications. But no, Lawrence, that is tasteful, sir.

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capstasher 1 day ago

I seek to change my name to my mother's maiden name. Some personal reasons have led to that decision, but it's certain to say I do wish to have quite a large name. Probably in my native tongue, especially if I chose not to remain in the UK after university (though might be English if I remain). Long name, coat of arms, and plenty of treasures collected through my life, I plan to leave my family a lasting legacy

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