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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

A dangerous pagan

A couple of days ago I got an email calling me one of the most dangerous pagans around.

I’m a pagan who believes in
ecology but not environmentalism.

I think that a Greater Pagan Community™ for the sake of the institution is a extraordinarily Bad Idea®.

I don’t believe progressive politics should be linked with paganism.

I don’t accept that the personal is political.

I think that people do better when they accept responsiblity for their own actions and words.

I think that letting folks work it out for themselves works better than telling them what to do

I think that life and culture is something that you should experience and not read about.

I firmly believe that a revealed religion serves the interests of priests.

I believe humans were given a Divine gift and it’s up to us to learn how to draw that out.

And I believe it’s better to have allies, not servants.

Because I do not bow at the political altar, because I do not treat paganism as the Instrument to Change the World to What It Truly Should Be, and because I do not hang my head in shame for the sins assigned to me, I am a threat to progressive paganism.

As an institution. Never to the individuals. Although that is a threat itself.

Here’s the thing. Faith and politics should not be mixed.


Religion can not be allowed the coercive power of the state and the state can not be allowed the moral justification of faith.
     — NeoWayland, The new liberal evangelicals

Keep Your Freakin’ Hands Off.

Be excellent to each other! And party on!

Why is that so difficult to understand?



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