“If the Gods are the fundamental entities, and the precondition for all else, then perhaps we have to consider Them as good, regardless of what They are like in any particular respect. Perhaps our conception of “goodness” is too narrow and too cosmically insignificant otherwise.”
–Edward Butler, PhD and polytheist.
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.
I’m reminded of a quote from my childhood.
”Safe?” said Mr Beaver …”Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.” -The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
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Very good point, Edward! I sometimes get hung up on the concept of goodness (eg. why do bad things happen to good people, etc.)
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