Statues of Mary Vandalized and Desecrated

This just makes me so sad. At this stage in the game, an attack on any Deity is an attack on all Deities. I”ll be dedicating quite a bit of time tonight to prayer.

 

I bind myself today to the Holy Powers:
Their hands to guide me,
Their wisdom to teach me,
Their ears to hear me,
Their words to give me speech,
my heart always to love Them.

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 13, 2020, in Community Notes, Interfaith, Misc., Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Part of me understands why someone would be tempted to do such things. Part of me would love nothing more than to see churches burned and Christian iconography defaced as they once did to our temples and holy images. Part of me wants to say “turnabout is fair play” and shatter their religion until anyone wanting to worship their God has to struggle to piece their faith back together from a pile of ashes as we have had to do. The worst part of me feels this way very, very strongly. But the better part of me knows that is not the way forward. The better part of me knows destroying sacred images damages us all, that some people are called to serve that God, that all sacred images are doorways for the divine, and that to act on such urges would not serve the Holy Powers, but only aid the Filter. I am angry at what was done to our Traditions, at the lies they still try to force down our throats, at the ongoing destruction of our Polytheisms, and I won’t deny that. But I will not let that anger tempt me into blasphemy and serving the Filter. The better part of me is stronger than the worst. I pray that those responsible are brought to justice, and that for every shrine to Mary desecrated, ten more are built and a hundred more flooded with offerings. I will hold fast to the Holy Powers and reject the Ruinous, always.

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  2. If anyone thinks they’ll stop with Catholic churches or any other Abrahamic faith, there’s a bridge in Brooklyn I’d like to sell you.

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    • All religions are targets. In these bizarre times we may find old enemies turning into temporary allies. While I get angry thinking of past injustices from Christians, I can’t change the past, only the future.

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