Paganism is ours and you can’t fucking have it.

From the comments to Gods of Consequence:

It’s about the restoration of a tradition, a body of traditions, about picking up threads of wisdom and power and knowledge that were wrenched brutally from the hands of our ancestors. It’s about restoring those traditions, bringing them alive into the here and now in a way that is vibrant and sustainable. You don’t build a house on a faulty foundation. Neither can a restoration such as some of us are tasked by our Gods and ancestors with doing be accomplished on a foundation full of horse shit. Believe what you want. practice what you want, but don’t define it as polytheism or even Paganism. You ask for meaning: what do your ancestors tell you about this? What do your Gods tell you? neither Anomalous nor I nor any other spirit worker weighing in on this topic I’d warrant is speaking metaphorically when we ask those questions. Anything that attempts to veer Paganism or Heathenry or Polytheism or any of these traditions in the process of being restored away from those indigenous roots is something to be resisted.

You can play pretend with your imaginary gods all you want.  But Paganism is the worship of real gods.  Got it?  Real gods.  And we will fight you every inch of the way if you try to take that away from us.

“If evil though knowest, then proclaim it to all as evil, and make no friendship with foes.” — Havamal

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