Okay. I am getting frustrated here (not by any PERSON here, btw), because this is YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE of how the use of language royally screws things up for people.
Words are words. End of story. Nothing more, nothing less.
When I have a drum circle that seems identical to a Native American drum circle, does that make it wrong? What if I have a NA drum circle and I am part Cherokee (which I am, btw)? Is that embracing my roots? Appropriating a culture that's not totally my own? IMO, I don't give a hoot what something is called. I can call it whatever I want, because it is just a word. And a word that in NO WAY translates properly through our English language, anyhow.
And what about ppl that truly believe in a bit of everything? Where do you draw the line? "Well, candiland, since your grandmother was part Cherokee and part Jew, you can officially borrow traditions from those two cultures. However, it was your great-great-great grandmother who was a Muslim woman, and you are too far removed to practice that....... that would be cultural appropriation. And I'm not sure if you have enough Celtic blood in you to practice that particular form of Druidism........... so let's call that ritual you do 'habalabadingdong' instead of its proper name, so you are not stealing from their culture. Okay?"