QOTD

“We’re in a moment that’s about nihilism. And somewhere along that slippery slope from moral laziness — which all of us have — to outright nihilism hangs the future of our republic, I think.” — Pete Buttigieg 

This is something that our communities are facing too, make no mistake. I think that with the way that nihilism is bleeding over into our communities, that the next few years are going to be very, very challenging if we want to grow something that is properly focused on the Gods and truly sustainable.  

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 July 16, 2019, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. We live in a culture that screams “it’s cool to be a snarky Atheist who believes in nothing and to mock those with values” at us every waking moment. Every protagonist is an irreverent person who questions tradition and has no time for religion. It is extremely difficult to endure this constant barrage of pseudo-nihilistic rhetoric without soaking some of it up by mental osmosis. Which is why being mindful of exactly what type of media we consume and who we associate with is so important. Also, this antagonistic attitude towards religion is rather ironic since many nihilist philosophers advocated diving headfirst into religion to avoid the misery of a pointless existence.

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  2. Very good points, Galina and Ryan. We are a product of our environment. Therefore, it’s very important to watch what you are reading, who you are associating with, what you are watching on TV, etc.

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  3. You said it better than I could. As an outsider looking in, on what is supposed to be my fellow practitioners I am now the zealot heretic. I think that is so unfathomably odd.

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  4. Keith McCormic

    Aye. That’s probably why Taco Chronicles on Netflix hit me so hard. It was so OPPOSITE of most of the stuff I run into- even basic documentaries are so rife with post-Protestant deconstruction as to nullify meaning. Then I see some guy who’s been making tacos for fifty years (now with his great-great-grandchildren) waxing philosophical about the benefits of a little suffering to a happy life.

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  5. I was reading about the “Magic Resistance” – which is focused on stopping Trump and promoting “privileged Progressivism.” They are at the core – nihilistic with the Gods as archetypes to do their bidding. The problem is that the Universe is not their playground, nor is their magic that effective.

    I did not come up with the term -“privileged Progressivism” – that came from John Michael Greer in his blog. He states that these people want to keep their wasteful life style such as unlimited immigration so that they can get cheap labor for their homes. They want the government or other people to solve their problem without them losing their privileged status. The Progressive part is how they want the world to be – a march ever upward toward spiritual and worldly perfectionism. Now, that breeds nihilism since time doesn’t work that way.

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    • ganglerisgrove

      leftist and marxist thought is inherently nihilistiic. it preserves nothing. It betters nothing. the Nihilism is ingrained and they don’t or won’t see it.

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