Talk:taboo

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Why is this in the Religion category? ---> Tooironic 04:46, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

Possibly because of its original use in sociology to describe religious prohibitions. See the second definition. --EncycloPetey 04:51, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Still, it gives the impression that it is exclusively a religious ideology, which it probably isn't. ---> Tooironic 06:27, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
It's a category. Placing a category has nothing to do with exclusivity of context. Just because set is listed in Mathematics doesn't mean the word can't have other senses besides the mathematical one. --EncycloPetey 20:54, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
Nonetheless, it is confusing because none of the definitions mentioned anything about religion. It's confusing to categorise it thus IMO. ---> Tooironic 03:40, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
What do you think sacred means? Answer: "related to religion", and the second definition uses the term sacred. --EncycloPetey 04:09, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Actually we list a number of senses at sacred, of which only one pertains directly to religion. ---> Tooironic 14:46, 6 May 2010 (UTC) Wait, I take that back. Three relate directly to religion. But the other three don't. ---> Tooironic 14:48, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

A taboo?[edit]

"The live tortoise was believed to be a taboo against harm and sorcery." From 'Classical Mythology' by Mark Morford and others. The quotation is about ancient Greek culture, but it seems as if taboo here is used as amulet perhaps? 94.211.59.112 16:11, 6 June 2013 (UTC)