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Imported Tables #30-33: sacred_20

It has been brought to my attention that the mod from sacred_20 deleted her journal quite some time ago without turning the comm over to someone new. Without a mod, no one can make any new claims. So, it has been requested that I import the tables to this community. I say, gladly! I like the tables from that comm very much, and it would be a shame for them to go to waste, unclaimable by anyone new.

Normally, I would contact the mod of a comm before importing their tables, but since the mod left no contact information, that isn't possible in this case. I am assuming they will not mind.

The point of these tables is prompts that have to do with religion and spirituality. That doesn't mean that your stories have to be about religion unless you want them to be. The prompts are merely supposed to be a jumping off point. Definitions have been provided for some prompts that may be difficult to define without prior religious knowledge.

When you're ready, make your claim here.

Imported Sacred_20 #1:

01. Communion. 02. Repent. 03. Mazel Tov. 04. Prophet. 05. Silence.
06. Priest. 07. Revelation. 08. Covenant. 09. Pilgrimage. 10. Benediction.
11. Heaven. 12. Hell. 13. Crusade. 14. Karma. 15. Temptation.
16. Exodus. 17. Lamentation. 18. Redemption. 19. Writer's Choice. 20. Writer's Choice.



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Communion - Christian ritual of the Eucharist. Also refers to connection or closeness (spiritual or otherwise), as in "to commune" (with someone/something).

Mazel tov - Hebrew, Yiddish; lit. "good fortune"; today means something like "congratulations" or "felicitations."

Covenant - An agreement between two parties (religiously, often a contract between God and humans). A sacred or revered contract.

Benediction - A blessing, a sending-off or sending-out.

Karma - What goes around, comes around. The universe/God/etc repays you for your bad or good deeds in kind. Divine retribution.

Exodus - The departure of a large number of people from an area or country. Border-crossing, escaping slavery for freedom.

Lamentation - To lament is to mourn, to grieve, to articulate a loss or sadness.


Imported Sacred_20 #2:

01. Altar. 02. Salvation. 03. Damnation. 04. Praise. 05. Fallen.
06. Shalom. 07. Messiah. 08. Ritual. 09. Purgatory. 10. Illumination.
11. Temple. 12. Mercy. 13. Haram. 14. Creation. 15. Zen.
16. Chosen. 17. Rebirth. 18. Suffering. 19. Writer's Choice. 20. Writer's Choice.



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Shalom - Hebrew, lit. peace; also: wholeness, harmony, general sense of wellness. In Hebrew, is used as a greeting (i.e., peace be upon you). Can apply to individuals or to communities.

Messiah - Savior figure

Purgatory - Place in the afterlife for those who were neither overwhelmingly good or evil, where one can work off their sins to enter paradise; also: waiting place, limbo, stuck in the middle; stagnation; no forward motion.

Haram - Arabic word to describe any action or thing (person, object, or place) that is against the laws of Islam and Allah. Forbidden, unclean.

Zen - To achieve enlightenment through meditation; the state of enlightenment. Nonplussed; calm; collected.


Imported Sacred_20 #3:

01. Supplication. 02. Angel. 03. Demon. 04. Hallelujah. 05. Sanctification.
06. Yetzer Ra. 07. Judgment. 08. Nirvana. 09. Mecca. 10. Transcendence.
11. Sublime. 12. Veiled Mysteries. 13. Alms. 14. Catechism. 15. Penitent.
16. Set Apart. 17. Resurrection. 18. Meditation. 19. Writer's Choice. 20. Writer's Choice.



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Supplication - Plea for help, especially in prayer or from a higher authority figure.

Yezer ra - Hebrew, the (sinful) impulse to satisfy one's own needs, in Judaism.

Nirvana - Buddhist state of enlightenment; transcendent state where there is neither suffering nor desire (since desire is what causes suffering).

Mecca - City in Saudi Arabia; one of the Muslim pillars of faith is to undertake a hajj (pilgrimage) to Mecca during one's lifetime (if possible). Has also come to mean any place that has come to be important or central to a given group of people.

Alms - Giving to the poor/those who need help

Catechism - A book or basic manual outlining a set of principles (from the Catholic catechism); also, a set of questions designed to determine knowledge.

Penitent - Regretting past sin and willing to change


Imported Sacred_20 #4:

01. Miracle. 02. Saint. 03. Sinner. 04. Superstition. 05. Healing.
06. Dogma. 07. Genesis. 08. Apocalypse. 09. Blessing. 10. Curse.
11. Desecrate. 12. Faith. 13. Sanctuary. 14. Atonement. 15. Fate.
16. Reverent. 17. Confession. 18. Forbidden Fruit. 19. Writer's Choice. 20. Writer's Choice.



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Dogma - A set of principles laid down by an authority as unquestionably true.

Genesis - The beginning of all things; the creation.

Apocalypse - The end of the world (as we know it!). This doesn't have to be taken literally (though I do love myself a good apocalypse!fic), but could be something earth-shattering, the world figuratively falling down around your ears.

Desecrate - A very strong word, meaning to treat a sacred place or thing with disrespect, scorn, or contempt; to violate the sanctity of someone/someplace/something.

Sanctuary - A place with two connotations: a) a sacred or holy place; b) a refuge, a place of safety, a haven.

Atonement - To make reparations or do penance for a past injury or wrong.

Forbidden fruit - The apple in the Garden of Eden. Temptation; taboo. The lure of the forbidden.


When you're ready, make your claim here.


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