As someone who grew up in not one but two monotheist traditions, this article has some important advice. I’ve often seen the reactionary, “No, don’t worry, we don’t worship more than one god!” from Pagan type people and other people who are made to feel uncomfortable do to monotheist bias. That’s just one example of monotheist baggage that this fascinating post explores.
The intolerance of narrow monotheism is written in letters of blood across the history of man from the time when first the tribes of Israel burst into the land of Canaan. The worshipers of the one jealous God are egged on to aggressive wars against people of alien cults. They invoke divine sanction for the cruelties inflicted on the conquered. The spirit of old Israel is inherited by Christianity and Islam, and it might not be unreasonable to suggest that it would have been better for Western civilization if Greece had molded it on this question rather than Palestine. – Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
We are a new movement. Despite claims of ancient lineages and unbroken traditions, the Pagan movement is in its infancy. Most of us that fall under the problematic umbrella of Pagan are first generation pagans, coming to this collection of paths from a variety of faiths and beliefs…
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