Whaaa...? Mmmkay, there seems to be some confusion here. Let me see if I can help clarify some things.
Are you for trash or community? There is no in-between! When i hear the word community i reach for my checkbook. Long live trash. Down with community! We will be there when the community temple burns. Heretics.
We are the Temple of Community, NOT Basura Sagrada (sacred trash). When we heard David Best would not be building his Temple, we rallied together to try and fill this apparent void. Now that Basura Sagrada will be in the usual 12o'clock spot where David built his temple, it seems that the playa will not be lacking it's usual place for release. Our Temple of Community will be an alternate and unique place.
I'd love to see a temple for the community to worship, contemplate or reflect in their own spiritual way, just not designated for the deceased. I realize there will be other temples. I just wanted to let the coordinators of this know how it may be viewed by others of the non-Judeo-Christian beliefs.
RedheadBarbie, I completely agree and thank you for your input! I am not sure if any of those who are building the Temple of Community are Christian or otherwise ~ the topic of religion has never been discussed, it doesn't even have to be spiritual! Each of us has a different view about what this Temple means to us. Everyone who visits on the playa will bring thier own ideas about what it means to them. The COMMUNITY will make this Temple whatever they need or want ~ no limitations or boundaries.
The Temple of Community UNITES us on a unique level because of the many ways to interpret it. Whether we are putting to rest thoughts and feelings or memorabilia in coffins to be sacrificed by flame, hoping that our wishes will take flight on wings of a crane, or just reflecting in the "pools" on our hopes, fears, and dreams. To me, it is more of a celebration and a starting anew. We are even considering a sunrise burn to symbolize a new begining...
YOU EPLAYANS ARE PART OF THIS COMMUNITY! We WANT your input and your participation with this project ~ not just your money (though any contributions are greatly appreciated)! With your help, the Temple of Community will continue to evolve. I highly encourage you to visit us at http://tribes.tribe.net/templeofcommunity
or PM me for ways to become involved.
"Reach out, take a chance. Get hurt even. Play as well as you can.. LIVE!" Maude