QOTD

In response to this article, one of my friends said:

“Just saw a thing that said for witches and pagans to put our differences aside and stand united so that nothing can stand against us and I’m like bruh…you are under the very strange impression I want to stand in alliance with cosplayers, children that thing they can hex Allah and the moon, and other varieties of asshole in fluffy robes.”

Which pretty much sums up my feelings too. As to what the article says about not forcing anyone under the “Pagan” umbrella…they don’t have any problem doing this with polytheists who want nothing to do with their anti-theism, foolishness, and other assorted grossness.

This is not a social thing for us. The Gods matter.

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 August 23, 2021, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I have many many thoughts on this that run the gamut & amuck. I am a hard polytheist & have always been for decades. I am not Wiccan & more in reconstruction of old religions & involvement of such that are part of my makeup & other Dieties that have called to me [like saving me so yeah they became important]. On one hand more than tired with the cosplay & always have been & when worked stores since early 80s tried to lead/educate them or get rid of them. But I also have serious issues with now groups that didn’t exist in the manner they are now even 20 years ago in the US let alone further back on what they feel is the essence of their now being reconstructed religion. This is not towards you at all as you were around & involved with someone I knew of & highly respected & loved. She really tried to get me into the bloodline more of my mothers father & succeeded, However this is but in general & see it heavy in both Celtic & Nordic groups in particular now as well as attempted in Strega. I don’t even want to get into the clusterfuck of all that Paganism as encompassing as the new crew of chaos which is just sloppy ad & going to do alot of damage [& has already] to newbies & oldies alike but the whole idea of I am God God is me trash & trying to fantasize of actual Deities being their own personal fuck toys. These are just the top things off my head as better write here to someone who will hopeful get my gist than go nuclear on unknown people on reddit.. People have proven not just the Abrahamic religions are at fault but the very people that attempt to twist any religion they are in. I think the idiots that get on tiktoc or twitter or wherever already prove them selves to looking for attention not being serious about anything & alliances are always made individually not a whole encompassing kumbaya. This is written haphazardly but had to put up some quick opinions as you hit some live wire nerves of mine of issues right now. These groups can not even work within themselves let alone work together

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  2. It’s gone past three am for me, but this struck a nerve. I’ll try to keep it coherent.

    I’ve been on the path I am now since I was 12. I knew where I belonged long before people were actually writing “information” on it. I’ve kept shit to myself for the most part, primarily because my Patron is someone very likely to get my ass burned at the stake down here in the South. However, I did start reading some literature about 6-8 years ago from a few “authors.”

    There’s a reason I don’t read now. There’s a reason I don’t follow certain blogs. There was one that I really liked, who was honest and blunt, but she went back underground when people started taking her words and twisting them to mean shit she never even said. I miss her, but I understand why the hell she left.

    I very purposefully cut all ties with any and all on my path. Why? I didn’t want to be associated with anyone who a) thought they were a deity reincarnated, b) hexed people for the fun of it, c) believed they had divine or demonic blood, or d) claimed they were married to multiple deities. I take my vow, my dedication extremely seriously. I am under *zero* illusions as to what my role actually is with my Patron. I like my peace and my privacy. All their bullshit did was reinforce the fact that solitary is best.

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    • Demonic blood? What? Are kids now trying to claim they’re demi-demons or something? I swear these kids are trying harder and harder every day to make this all out to be some kind of RPG

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      • Yep. A certain blog – in the early days, they have since stopped mentioning it – claimed they were of both demonic and divine blood.

        I swear I’m going to end up being like the grumpy old man yelling “get off my damn lawn.” This isn’t a fucking game, a passing fad, or whatever the hell they obviously believe. Get serious or get the fuck out.

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  3. ganglerisgrove

    “get serious or get the fuck out.” beautifully put. I’m already at this point, my friend, and have been for quite some time.

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