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Recently there was a thread regarding bible studies, which made me ponder what other beliefs and philosophies are represented in Second Life. Now, I've been part of the 'The Satanic Temple SL Branch' for quite a while, but it's been dead air for months. Does anyone know of any groups or communities that actively discuss LaVey's satanism, or philosophies in general? I've been an intrigued observer for some time, but living out in the middle of nowhere there is no local coven I could turn to for further information. If there are no such communities, are there any individuals who would be interested in creating one? I'm primarily interested in exploring the philosophies, and discussing them with other people who are equally interested; I'm also interested in discussing and exploring other philosophies such as Cynicism, Stoicism and Epicureanism. Not 'really' looking for practical deity-worshiping cults, but if there are such around I'd be intrigued to hear their views, too.
Especially now that first life is enduring a small dark age-like winter that seems propagated by ideologically paternalistic cultish regressive forces, there is this sense of SecondLife being one obvious kind of safe harbor and place for communities to organize. What I've been turning over in my mind seems so very obvious that one might expect it's impossible that it hasn't been arrived at by others over and over again already, and yet all of my limited attempts on occasion to identify and connect with any such community on SecondLife seem to have been fruitless so far, with a caveat or two that I will leave set aside. Has anyone founded a temple to a classic or ancient Goddess and elevated their values in spiritual and philosophically earnest terms, e.g.: not just an artful ediface, but a body of faith, belief, and practice? This could be either an authentic attempt to bring ancient practice forward, or a modern syncretic recreation, but I'm just curious what's out there. I don't see any forums here for spirituality, though that may be (given my specific interest) for the best, since so many incumbent religious systems seem hell-bent on ideologically undermining spiritual gender equity like it's 380AD. I realize that most of SecondLife is arguably like a secular cult of Artemis et al, and I'm quite curious if anyone's taken a logical next step to build and give the 21st century the kind of non-paternalistic ethos that it so clearly needs for its own spiritual and material salvation.