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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.

“Venice and the Ottoman Empire: Crash Course World History #19”


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Elvis has left the building

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“The Crusades - Pilgrimage or Holy War?: Crash Course World History #15”

“In which John Green teaches you about the Crusades embarked upon by European Christians in the 12th and 13th centuries. Our traditional perception of the Crusades as European Colonization thinly veiled in religion isn't quite right. John covers the First through the Fourth Crusades, telling you which were successful, which were well-intentioned yet ultimately destructive, and which were just plain crazy. Before you ask, no, he doesn't cover the Children's Crusade, in which children were provoked to gather for a Crusade, and then promptly sold into slavery by the organizers of said Crusade. While this story is charming, it turns out to be complete and utter hooey.”

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NeoNote — the American compromise

Their compromise gave other faiths a wedge into the American religious landscape.

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Related to who?

Thinking about Pagan communities

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Personally I'd be willing to live and let live with Christians.

Personally I'd be willing to live and let live with Christians. But that works two ways. If my beliefs don't control the actions and beliefs of monotheists, then theirs don't control mine. That means that the law must treat every faith (and even no faith) equally. Neither help nor hinder. No special consideration or privilege. But at the same time, some Christians act as if their religion must be raised above all others, even by those who do not practice it. Freedom of religion does not mean putting Christianity first. It means choice, even if that choice is one you do not agree with.
— NeoWayland
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“We are the Pagans who have moved on”

Inspiring words

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The Gods Do Not Vote

“If you are really a polytheist, then you must accept that the gods do not vote.”

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Elite witchcraft

Reconsidering the answer to an old post

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Paganism isn't a movement

I don't think paganism is a movement. I think it's a life.
— NeoWayland
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NeoNote - White sage, Amerindians and virtue signalling

I never really have understood the whole cultural appropriation bit. Syncretism happens.

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NeoNote — Not about paganism

I can't even laugh at the irony anymore. These are the seeds that will destroy paganism in a way that monotheisms never could.

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NeoNotes — Defending my faith (the long one)

I try to give Christians the benefit of the doubt, mainly because I expect the same. Some make it harder than others. Live and let live works mostly.

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Take care of each other

Humans have been taking care of each other for a very very long time. How many old stories have gods wondering the Earth disguised looking for hospitality and charity? Our society is built on the idea of honor and fair play. Parity is a keystone. The Christians called it the Golden Rule, but it existed in dozens of successful cultures. It may be the most important idea of Western civilization and the best thing that sets us apart.
— NeoWayland
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No Grand Cause here

I don't believe in them, you see.

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“Here I come to save the Day”

Why do some Pagans believe they are destined to save the world?

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Flake off

The Return of the Playgans

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NeoNotes — Real religion

Who am I to judge what happens between someone else and the Divine?

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“The Christians and the Pagans”

A great seasonal song

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I agree entirely with this one

This is a page from the third version of Technopagan Yearnings. There are some formatting differences. Originally published at www.neowayland.com/C1982366546/E20070503172653

Wise words from a Pagan musician

We've no problem with Christians, Muslims or any other religious people provided they don't try to force their views on everyone else in the world.  We just think there are a lot more gods than just one...
     — Joe Hennon in an interview with Expatica Belgium

Hat tip Wild Hunt Blog
Cross posted to both Technopagan Yearnings & Pagan•Vigil

Posted: Thu - May 3, 2007 at 05:26 PM

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NeoNotes — Somebody finally said the C word

For all of the evidence of Christian bigotry, there's tolerance and pluralism right there beside it.

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Ego-trapped

I let my ego off the chain last weekend. It was a vain and foolish thing to do. And it had consequences.

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Taproot: Taboo

“Taproots”

Because this post discusses child sexuality, the entry text has been removed from the front page and the category pages. Click the post title above or the link below to load.

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Political pagans

You can see that politics corrupts pretty much any religion, faith, or path you’d care to name.

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Labeling

I would no more solicit your opinion and approval about that than I would about the color of the trashcan by my clothes dryer.

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Revisiting writing the book

“”The

Essays on writing have me thinking and remembering

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Unsent note to a Christian

I am free to choose and free to take responsibility for myself. I am not a child to be threatened into submission. I will not blindly accept your mandates when the Divine and the World beckon.
— NeoWayland
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War Chant

My answer to certain Christian fundys who just happen to be blood relations. Things have gotten better since then. We even talk most of the time.

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The Pope and his Pagan Christians

It has nothing to do with American neopagans

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On Christians and Pagan tolerance

Long, involved, but some good points

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Facing the True Believer™

Emotional vs Rational Discussions

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Evangelism

Fundamental principles

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On Being Not

The perils of using what we aren't to define what we are

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