Yes, I consider myself an animist—and I give my grandchildren Christmas presents every year. You don’t have to worry about doing things that are “compatible with animism.”

There is no animist god who is checking you out to see if you’re being “faithful.” Every animist (Leaver) people has its own holidays and celebrations; it doesn’t consider that its holidays and celebrations are the “right” ones and all others are “wrong.”

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Posted: 08 Feb 1997