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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.

Fundamentalism denies others choice

I won't submit to your game. You will frustrate yourself more and more if you keep trying. The reason I can do this here, now, is because America is based on choice and pluralism and responsibility. Bad choices and bad consequences teach people to make better choices.
Fundamentalism denies others choice.

It doesn't matter if it's atheism, Islamist, climate change, Christianity, progressive, conservative, pagan, or libertarian. The label just distracts from the tactic.

Fundamentalism denies others choice.
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Imposed

A choice that is imposed is no choice. A religion that is imposed in the name of 'freedom and decency' will be neither free nor decent.
— NeoWayland
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Journal 12Jan2018

Thinking by blogging

Sympathy is not part of my nature. Fellow-feeling is a gift that I have to work at, so I do. I consider it as restitution for the person I once was.

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If this were a horror movie

Now if this were a horror movie, I would have been Tainted By Darkness and I would be hosting the same demon spirit that drove her with an insatiable drive to corrupt the innocent. But it's real life. I made the choices, I have to live with the consequences.
— NeoWayland, The TPY blog entry that shouldn't have been
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Next step

The next step depends on the focus of your faith and your choices. It's not enough to be just pagan.
— NeoWayland, Blessed Journeys
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Choice

Faith is a personal choice. So are politics. One does not define the other.
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NeoNotes - style and a niche market

American pagans choose something different than the dominant monotheism.

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Worthy

The worthy choices are never the easy ones.
— NeoWayland
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Worthy of freedom

The only faiths worthy of freedom are those freely chosen.
     — NeoWayland
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I am pagan

I am pagan because I was born that way, and because I made that choice long before I was born.
     — NeoWayland, Why are you Pagan?
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Pure

If we're not recognizing and honoring the cycles, what are we doing?

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Institution vs. individual choice

There is an arc there: a vector. It tells a story of steadily increasing individual choice about religious belief and expression, and as a result, steadily decreasing subscription to old religious systems that clash with both modern values and humanity's growing body of accumulated knowledge.
     — Mark Green, Is Paganism Dying?
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Must be chosen

Faith cannot be given. Faith cannot be taken. To mean anything at all, faith must be chosen freely.
— NeoWayland
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Hermit and the noise

You shouldn’t listen to the folks in the weird clothes and making the loudest noises.

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On Christians and Pagan tolerance

Long, involved, but some good points

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Sunfell Tech Mage Rede Nine Words Serve The Tech Mage Best Keep What Works Fix What’s Broke Ditch The Rest

A narrow slice of life, but now and again pondering American neopaganism, modern adult pagans & the World.

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