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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.

“Christianity from Judaism to Constantine: Crash Course World History #11”

“In which John Green teaches you the history of Christianity, from the beginnings of Judaism and the development of monotheism, right up to Paul and how Christianity stormed the Roman Empire in just a few hundred years. Along the way, John will cover Abram/Abraham, the Covenant, the Roman Occupation of Judea, and the birth, life, death and legacy of Jesus of Nazareth. No flame wars! Let's keep the commentary civil.”

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If monotheism was all that amazing…

If monotheism was all that amazing, it wouldn't have spent centuries trying to suppress alternatives. Still does in the case of some versions of Islam.
— NeoWayland
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Distasteful

Maybe it is because of the progressive politics, but I see many Pagans as very Utopian. It's not enough for them that Paganism exists, it must REPLACE all those "evil monotheistic" faiths, I find that just as distasteful as the rantings of some of my more enthusiastic [Christian] relatives.
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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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Redux: Christians & Pagan Tolerance

My comments on a list I belong to

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October - updated

Evil spelled backwards is live. And that's what I do.

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Some monotheists

Some monotheists think that their religion belongs on top and take offense when you disagree.
— NeoWayland
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NeoNote — Good and evil

Long story short, without monotheism, the meaning of good and evil aren't so clear cut. It tends to be more in the nature of "this HELPS my tribe/city/nation" and "this HURTS my tribe/city/nation." It becomes relative and based on cost/benefit. It depends more on individual judgement and less on an Official List of "THOU SHALT NOTS."

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Something else

I'm not something less, I'm something else.
— NeoWayland
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NeoNote — Responding to another Bookworm rant

For something with no moral relativism, there's an awful lot or relative morality going on.

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Fever dream

It's not a statement. It's an anti-statement.

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NeoNotes - style and a niche market

American pagans choose something different than the dominant monotheism.

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NeoNotes — Judaism

Pardon, but Judaism wasn't the original monotheism. Akhenaton introduced Atenism in Egypt, which may have influenced the development of Semitic polytheism into monotheistic Judaism.
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Fare poorly

They might add that monotheism is a political and psychological ideology as well as a religious one, and that the old economic lesson that one-crop economies generally fare poorly also applies to the spiritual realm.
— Margot Adler
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A narrow slice of life, but now and again pondering American neopaganism, modern adult pagans & the World.

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