Giving the gods Their due

Reblogged from a forest door, one of the best polytheist blogs, maybe the best.

A Forest Door

One more thing I wanted to say that came out of the superhero fiasco – although it might seem tangentially related, I think it actually is one of the core issues for me. I saw several people lamenting those of us who dared to say “you’re doing it wrong” (the cardinal sin of modern paganism, because of course it’s all about feelings and there is never a right or wrong way to do anything – a notion that most ancient polytheists and modern indigenous traditions would laugh at). They would say something like, It doesn’t matter to me how everyone else practices or how they see the gods, the only thing that matters is that what they’re doing is beneficial to them.

Here’s the thing. I don’t care if other people’s practices are beneficial to them. I mean, no more than I’d care that any person I don’t know…

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2 thoughts on “Giving the gods Their due

  1. Robert Mitchell says:

    Oh Rachel, how you do so weave thy ways…

    Now I’m a follower of A Forest Door. Thanks for posting this!

    • Rachel Izabella says:

      You bet! Her blog is fantastic. She writes two or three others as well, you can find them to the right at the top of her blog page. Also Dver is just the nicest person (despite her protestations of being a misanthropist).

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