“Tolerance” is code for “no standards”.

From John Halstead:

As far as I am concerned, you can be Pagan and a polytheist, or a duotheist, or a Goddess-worshipping monotheist, or a pantheist, or an animist, or a non-theist, or an atheist — if you want to call yourself one.  I’m not interested in pushing anybody out of the Big Tent of Paganism.

And that’s the problem.  “Tolerance” is a liberal code word for not having any standards.  And “inclusiveness” is code for letting the lowest common denominator dilute your religion.  Halstead’s Paganism is a Paganism which means nothing … and so, it is not Paganism at all.  If anyone can join your religion, even atheists, then it is no religion at all.

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

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