Church of the Earth Membership Application

The information you provide on this form will be kept private, available only to the Church Council and Trustees, and to government agencies where required by law.

    Your Name

    In both the pagan and the on-line world, we all go by many names...
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    Your Address

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    Your Contact Information

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    The Precepts and Tenets of the Church of the Earth

    To become a member of the Church of the Earth, you must read and agree to these precepts and tenets. ________________ Precepts (Purpose) I. Create a place for ritual and ceremony in which followers of Earth centered religions can gather for holy days, marriages, handfastings, coming of age celebrations, funerals, blessings, dedications, and other such events. II. Promote understanding and education for those of alternative beliefs and for the community in general. III. Unite the community in times of need towards making our community and the entire planet a better place to live. _____________ Tenets (Beliefs) IV. Every Person's Religious Belief Is Correct, For Them. ... Just as we expect others to respect our beliefs and opinions, we must respect theirs.  We may not necessarily want to hear their opinions or dogma, but we do respect that is is the right path for them. All religions are interwoven in some way. V. The Earth Is Our Mother, We Should Respect Her. ... If we do not take care of the Earth, it will stop taking care of us and we will die.  Conservation and recycling are very simple ways to help keep the Earth habitable.  By doing whatever we can as individuals, we can set examples and do our part towards saving the planet.  VI. Old Ways Should Not Be Ignored. ... By learning from the past we can set our own future.  As we learn the truth about the past we learn more and more that there is usually a wisdom in the old ways.  Combining the old ways with new knowledge gives us great insight into the world we live in.  Learning from mistakes in the past can also help us avoid repeating them. VII. We are Accountable for our Actions. ... You have freedom to do and believe anything you wish as long as it harms no one (including yourself). This has been phrased many ways, from the Wiccan Rede's, "And It Harm None, Do What You Will", to the rule of three, the concept of Karma, and "Treat Others As You Would Have Them Treat You". 
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