(In reply to an article about Pagans praying at the temple of Athena in protest to pieces of it being moved to museums.)
Good grief! Another religion? Maybe it's just an offshoot of Wicca-----or the other way around------or something.
"pagan" is an umbrella term referring to many religions, including wicca. Wicca isn't an "offshoot" of paganism any more than christianity is an offshoot of monotheism.
But there's an important point here. You're whining about a religion you clearly know nothing about. As far as you know, it might be the best religion ever, it's not.. it's just a load of boring spiritualism, but at least I bothered to research what it is. And if there is one thing I can say about wiccans is that weirdness aside, they're a darn site more peaceful than you mental christians. They also have a religious requirement to respect nature. You should check out some of their morals.
I can just imagine the followers of Athena two thousand years ago..."Christians! Good grief, another religion? Maybe it's just another offshoot of Judaism, or the other way around, or something."
So what you're saying is that you're uncomfortable with the revelation that there are hundreds, if not thousands, of religions in the world, and that with each one that enters your perception your wager on Christianity is looking more and more like a sucker's bet.
I did read said article, & applaud their efforts, to restore their pre-Xtian religion, although I suspect that Hades will become warm & sunny, the day that the British Museum "returns" the marble figurines that was legitimitely purchaced at the time, from the Ottoman Empire, & later donated to the British Museum, by Lord Elgin...
Hellenismos is a reconstruction of the ancient Greek religion. It has nothing to do with Wicca other than falling under the blanket term "Paganism."
And what's wrong with minority religions, anyway? At least the Hellenists aren't being dicks to people for worshiping whomever the fuck they want
So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!
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