Re: Bahai teaching on vampirism?

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Posted by Liquid Love ( on September 14, 2002 at 19:33:00:

In Reply to: Re: Bahai teaching on vampirism? posted by Loren on September 14, 2002 at 17:25:37:

Im not sure how to classify it either, is feeding considered to be a form of sex, since its so intimate (like giving/ getting a hickey)? Or is it like being on drugs, since blood gives you a high? Or does it go under the rules about what to eat?

I personally think of feeding as a form of prayer. Blood is life. God is life. So God feeding we show respect for the sacred in all life. I think of this life force is what Bahai calls Abba, the Abba energy.

I'm not sure how to answer the question about virtues. I think of vampirism as its own culture, with good and bad. But we also have a lot of diversity. I like the bahai teahing of unity and diversity. We have a proud ancient tradition, just like the gypsies.

Sometimes the language isn't apropriate for vampirism, a lot of us wouldn't like that light is a symbol of good for example. I think of God as dark and shadowy, like a secret.

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