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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.

Personal

Faith is a personal choice. It has to be, or it has no meaning.
— NeoWayland
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NeoNotes — Diversity

Diversity of opinion is strongly discouraged.

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NeoNotes — accusation

How would I prove that I don't do that?

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Summing up the circus

Here's the quick take for those of you who don't want to dig through the whole internet.

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Old discussions

Links to the TWH comment threads on Gavin Frost and Kenny Klein

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NeoNotes — A long hard look

If it works for you and challenges you to be a better person, more power to you. It is not my place to question that, it's between you and the Divine.

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In defense of Bonewits' work

If his work can't stand on it's own, people will find something else.

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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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“As if withholding belief was a moral crime…”

“I have a problem with this assumption "at the moment the general reaction seems to be to disbelieve abuse survivors." I do not find it to be accurate. Mostly because of what group is being examined to provide the baseline for the general reaction, which I've rarely seen explained.

Every time I see this idea come up, it is used as a weapon against those who desire to have an examined and rational discussion without having to say "I believe." as if withholding belief was a moral crime. That idea that there is a culture of disbelief has been weaponized and used to silence those who ask uncomfortable and disquieting questions.”

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Bonewits accused

“Accusations of abuse surface against ADF founder Isaac Bonewits”

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My own werewolf story

But every October, I remember. It's my own werewolf story, with me cast as Henry Jekyll. Dr. Jekyll chose to be Mr. Hyde you see. That's my shame.
— NeoWayland, The TPY blog entry that shouldn't have been
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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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A good man

“Good men don’t need rules. Today is not the day to find out why I have so many.”
— The Doctor, A Good Man Goes to War
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❝One Tin Solider❞

Lately when my mind turns to politics

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This last week in free speech

If you use force so others will listen, you’re doing it wrong.

I am certainly against Nazism, supremacist groups, and misogyny. I just think they SHOULD be heard, if for no other reason than they can be laughed off the stage.

As loudly and as enthusiastically as we can.”
     — NeoWayland
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NeoNotes — Satanic sacrifice

You know the problem with these massive conspiracy theories are that there are never enough conspirators and never enough victims.
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Beyond patriotism

I was coming off a long time of being militantly solitary and I relished the fellowship I finally allowed myself.

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Absolutely

As a rule, absolutes don't.
     — NeoWayland

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Acknowledge

Acknowledge but do not celebrate.
     — NeoWayland

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“Morality in sexual relations…”

Morality in sexual relations, when it is free from superstition, consists essentially in respect for the other person, and unwillingness to use that person solely as a means of personal gratification, without regard to his or her desires.
     — Bertrand Russell
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More important

Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than one's fear. The timid presume it is lack of fear that allows the brave to act when the timid do not. But to take action when one is not afraid is easy. To refrain when afraid is also easy. To take action regardless of fear is brave.
     — Ambrose Hollingworth Redmoon from “No Peaceful Warriors!”, Gnosis № 21, Fall 1991
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Personal Choice

The simple answer is that moral responsibility is always a personal choice. You can't compel virtue or it ceases to be virtue.
     — NeoWayland

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Outstanding

The cowards do not deserve to be remembered.

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Progressively regressive

A rare political rant on my Pagan blog

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On Christians and Pagan tolerance

Long, involved, but some good points

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