Disappointing but Expected
Rhyd has posted his rebuttal on Patheos and it is, predictably, a reiteration of his original article with a thinly veiled attack against me and John Beckett thrown in for shits and giggles. Just as predictably, he has attempted to make my own political views the center of his argument, despite the fact they are completely irrelevant to the matter at hand.
Let me be very clear: I will stand with any and all polytheists looking to restore their traditions, maintain their traditions, and secure religious space in which our Gods may be properly venerated now and in the generations to come.
That religious space should be a place where all polytheists regardless of their political affiliations can come to honor the Gods because THAT is what polytheism is about: venerating the Gods first and foremost.
The religious is not the political. The religious is about pouring out oneself in homage to the Holy Powers, first, last, and always.
If Rhyd cannot distinguish clearly between politics and religion, then he is a threat to our communities and their religious integrity.