Another great post by Ayslyn. I’ve been meaning to write something about both of the articles she references, but I couldn’t find the words.
It’s easy to forget sometimes that we as Neo-Pagans are still on the outskirts of societal understanding and acceptance. When you don’t encounter any resistance to your ideas, any negative blowback from your actions, you become comfortable and unafraid. Which in actuality is the way one would ideally practice any form of spirituality.
At least in the United States, the vocal Christian right likes to talk a lot about how there’s a war on Christianity. I’ve always found this to be very frustrating for a number of reasons, not least of which is that as the in-power majority, today’s Christians do not understand what oppression of religion is.
Of course, oppression today is rarely cut-and-dry black and white. It’s subtle, subversive, erosive and complicated. Unless it’s a beheading. That’s not subtle at all. And just happens to be deadly. Here’s the article I read originally: http://tinyurl.com/kb9ema4. This guy attacked…
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