hrafnblod (Ænglo-Texæn Heathen):
Because it goes without saying that my path, heathenry, is polytheistic (or it certainly fucking should, but for people of Halstead’s ilk..). But broader than that, paganism broadly is still theistic. It’s like asking why I’m adamant that the sun will come up in the morning.
…I do not view this is as a matter of opinion.
Live and let live is a fine philosophy when the actions of others genuinely don’t impact you or yours, but that is emphatically not the case for those interested in maintaining some degree of integrity in paganism who are faced with parties who wish to subvert and destroy the innate religiosity of it. You cannot simply live and let live when it comes to an enemy who is actively seeking to dismantle your house.
I care because I’m not as able as some to let apathy overtake conviction.
Yes! The sun rises in the morning and the gods exist and you can’t be an atheist and a pagan. This much I know is true!
“If evil though knowest, then proclaim it to all as evil, and make no friendship with foes.” — Havamal