If It Doesn’t Walk Like A Duck, Quack Like A Duck, Or Look Like A Duck, Then It’s Not A Duck
“I frankly don’t give a damn if we’re tolerant or inclusive, particularly when it comes to our traditions and our faith. Haven’t we already suffered enough? We’ve already nearly lost our traditions once, when monotheists forced our ancestors to convert, and slaughtered those who wouldn’t. Just because Halstead doesn’t wave an axe around doesn’t mean his pervasive sense of entitlement isn’t any less dangerous. People like him are never satisfied – if you give them an inch, they’ll insist on taking a mile. We should never cave to these inane demands.” Very well put. I couldn’t agree more.
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It’s kind of hard to get away from politics and drama when you belong to a somewhat fringe group like paganism has been relegated to, but the one that’s going down right now is hard to ignore for multiple reasons.
It first came to my attention with this post by Galina Krasskova. I’ve been following it since then, and then this morning I read this post by Ossia Sylva (she has another, initial post about it, but there’s a link to it on that page). Both women have articulated their positions extremely well, and both have very valuable points. I’m going to try to (sloppily) articulate mine, for what it’s worth.
I don’t care much for bringing actual politics into any kind of religion, so let’s get that out of the way first. I very firmly believe that whatever your religious beliefs, when it comes to politics they need to…
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