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.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on March 28, 2016, in community, Polytheism, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. He won’t listen. He’s deaf because he’s too busy listening to the sound of how “Right” he thinks he is.

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  2. I know you don’t want to link to it in the main post, but is there a way to find it? I wasn’t able to in searching Patheos…

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  3. The idea that someone who supports an ideology responsible for the murder of nearly a hundred million people has any standing to criticize anyone else is simply astounding. http://jonupsalsgarden.blogspot.com/2016/03/marxism-is-worse-than-racism.html

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  4. Rhyds a joke and a fascist himself without realizing it. Blanketing practically all of paganism under fascism is a fascist tactic itself. Fascism isn’t just a right wing ideology, it’s left wing as well. It’s the point where both left and right extreme meet.

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  5. The title says it all…


    (Getting my umbrella out now…not for polytheism, but for the shit-storm that may arrive because of this…Gods, I wish I had better willpower than I do.)


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