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Discussion question of the week:
Sharing Beliefs

How comfortable are you with sharing your spiritual, religious, or philosophical beliefs with others? Do you only discuss these sorts of things with your closest friends/family, or would you tell/have you told schoolmates, co-workers, or acquaintances?


NOTES FROM OTHERS:

M. Lee10/15/104:43
Weaver's way too sensitive. Alix isn't yet the punk of future olde to deserve Weaver's ire, imho. btw, I couldn't help but think of the new Minus Garfield series, picturing Dax as Jon, having partaken a bit too much of the wacky weed, and Weaver's his imaginary friend. Leads me to take a dark twisted path, whereby the whole of THTIB is what Zeke is experiencing in his cell at a sanitarium.
reeny10/15/106:01
Weaver seems so threatened and jealous by Alix like he's scared that he'll take Dax away from him, that they'll be best friends and he'll be the 3rd wheel. It's funny in that way he's acting like a human would as much as there is a distrust of humans.

Have to say that 2nd last comic picture of Dax is exceptional. I generally love pictures of people in a meditational state with their hands clasped, it is so soothing like you can feel the calm just by looking at them and this drawing is no exception.

SHO!10/15/1022:58
I love Dax and Weaver stories, I really do, but honestly, but the whole "birth of a religion" theme that keeps reoccuring is a little off putting. I'm a person that sees and understands that some individuals derive a benefit from their religious practices, but has also noticed that, on a whole, religion has not been a good "experiment" with the big picture. For the most part it seems to promote classism, division, and prejudice (some elements of which can be seen developing in this story), and in many cases even superiority complexes, megalomania, and justification of nefarious actions against others. It's hard to see such an "evil" developing (let alone developing amongst characters that you like) and not find yourself "shouting at the screen, 'don't go down into the basement, Weaver!'"

"Z"

Samuel10/22/1015:56
Hey Sho!
I certainly wouldn't call it a "birth of a religion" theme. It's not a new religion being born, at most it's an old one... re-born. The way I see it, it's actually something very personal, very intimate to Dax and Weaver's lives, more a way of life than a religion, it's their relationship to "Mother" nature.

I'd say Weaver's reaction has very little to do with all the evils you associate with religion in general. He isn't using his "religion" to judge Alix as being less (pure, correct, enlightened, chosen or whatever...) than himself. No, I think the little guy just doesn't wish to share something that intimate with a stranger he's only known for a couple days, that's all.

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