Today I will reblog something I wrote myself almost a year ago before I started blogging for myself again. It was originally posted on the 31st of July, 2015, on a blog which I shared with Galina Krasskova (Gangleri’s Grove) and Tess Dawson (Canaanite). This blog has since been put on private and is only visible to me, Galina, and Tess, because the project never really got off the ground. Therefore, I am now reproducing the blog post below, having made some grammatical and stylistic edits, as well as a few places where I formulated things differently.
Today’s post was prompted by a recent discussion I had in a Facebook group I recently joined, which was about a group to discuss Germanic polytheism, though open to other polytheists as well. The discussion concerned homosexuality, and it was pretty much a show of why Germanic polytheism can have a bad name, and why reconstructionism as a method to rebuild our ancient traditions is so often unjustly derided as being static, and basically being re-enactment. Let me explain. Continue reading →
And with my second blog post, I immediately re-blog something, rather than write something myself 😛
In any case, what is being said this blog post is very important and I simply had to share it.
Ever experienced being told that you’re crazy because one of your relatives is? Or having your family name associated with that crazy relative’s craziness as if one relative’s actions represented the collective character of the family?
What about being profiled as a mugger, a lazy worker, or a parasitic immigrant because you’re the same colour or eye shape as that mugger, lazy worker, or parasitic immigrant from the other side of town?
That’s how it feels when anti-theists throw around the word ‘religion’ when they mean a specific religion (often, Christianity or Islam) or a specific strain of religion within that specific religion (like Evangelical Protestants or Wahhabists).