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I think you walk a dangerous line here, especially considering your subject position (by your profile picture, at least, you appear white, and while there are certainly white South Africans, their presence is due to a long history of violent colonial oppression). You come dangerously close to engaging in cultural appropriation; by being, as lea writes above, ...


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I don't know you, so I don't know your level of familiarity with Ubuntu philosophy and the cultural lexicon that stems from it. However, it is worth noting that a situation such as you describe is not at all uncommon. A great many English language authors (for example) have been inspired by philosophical ideals not native to the culture they were raised in. ...


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The problem with taking a real-world believe system and implanting it in a fantasy world is that it greatly stretches the suspension of disbelieve when you use the same terms the real-world believe system is using. The terms are usually the result of cultural circumstances during the founding of the believe system. When your believe system is indeed ...


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I see no problem with this. There are many books that take a real world thought system and put it into a fictional universe. Think of samurai western movies, buddhist monks in space operas, meditation and yoga and all kinds of philosophical views in countless novels or films, and not to forget christian values reflected almost everywhere. Apart from the ...


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Possible consequences: People get mad: Especially if the story gets popular. And the madness can come from unexpected directions. Good example is Harry Potter which is claimed to promote Satanism an Witchcraft by Christian community People will try to correct you: Especially in fiction book and if becomes popular. It is clear that you cannot describe the ...



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