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    I'm watchin this eminem video on youtube (not my typical interest but Im clickity clicking down suggestions) and he crosses himself in a video.

    So I get to thinking that on one hand, subordination to christian imagery is declining and is too polluted with historical bad karma to be done with integrity.

    But on the other hand, I like seeing people do tribal identifying gestures that indicate a shared value system.

    So I propose that we, the internet primal community, innovate some such gestures. Like when we pull meat out of the fridge and present it to be cut and prepared, or before we eat, or before and after different workouts, or a protective ward against dwarf wheat- all of that would be awesome and I would rep it all over town all the time.
    "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

    Jack london, "Before Adam"

  • #2
    No. It doesn't do anything, so I'm not doing it.

    M.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MEversbergII View Post
      No. It doesn't do anything, so I'm not doing it.

      M.
      That sounds about right to me.

      Without belief there is no point in those things.
      “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
      ~Friedrich Nietzsche
      And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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      • #4
        Well, I'm Christian so I still say Grace prior to eating, but my neighbor is Japanese and she says a simple one word invocation prior to eating, I believe it's the Japanese word for "Gratitude" or something. It's not religious. But I like that it keeps one mindful that we should always be grateful for what we have, whether we're religious or not. There's proof that those who feel gratitude are happier than those who don't. So in that respect, I believe it does do something.
        High Weight: 225
        Weight at start of Primal: 189
        Current Weight: 174
        Goal Weight: 130

        Primal Start Date: 11/26/2012

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        • #5
          I have some acquaintances that practice Last Bite when hunting.

          M.

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          • #6
            Yes I am saying....

            As "primal" is a movement that addresses many topics that radiate from a single center (that center being basically, "what made Grok strong?"),

            and as movements communicate themselves in society by way of gestures and language

            primal people should have recognized shared gestures that serve to bind their individual behavior to a collective movement.
            "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

            Jack london, "Before Adam"

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            • #7
              Who says we want to be easily identifiable as part of a collective movement?

              Why would anyone go doing that.
              “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
              ~Friedrich Nietzsche
              And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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              • #8
                For the reason that I thought, "That's cool" when I saw eminem cross himself...

                for the reasons that EagleRiverDee said she already does this...And because of what Cierra said.

                And I don't mean easily identifiable to the masses who know nothing of what we are about- but if I saw someone doing a Primal gesture at the gym before benching or something, that'd be awesome, and would start a relationship.
                "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                Jack london, "Before Adam"

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                • #9
                  Every gesture had a first time...
                  "Ah, those endless forests, and their horror-haunted gloom! For what eternities have I wandered through them, a timid, hunted creature, starting at the least sound, frightened of my own shadow, keyed-up, ever alert and vigilant, ready on the instant to dash away in mad flight for my life. For I was the prey of all manner of fierce life that dwelt in the forest, and it was in ecstasies of fear that I fled before the hunting monsters."

                  Jack london, "Before Adam"

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