Quote of the Week
I am not detachment nor salvation,
Nor anything reached by the senses;
I am behold all thought and form.
I am everywhere, and nowhere at all-
I am Consciousness and Bliss.
I am Shiva! I am Shiva!
Aug 24, 2010
The Tolerance Of Paganism
Some weeks ago I finished reading passage from a book called, "The Tolerance of Hinduism"; it explained how the religion does not fear any other, and accepts as unique and divine even those who oppose them. Only the weak try to impose their religious views, in the end, divinity is divinity, not by name, not by culture, but by nature.
Us pagans and wiccans, always try to believe in the truth of tolerance that is taught within our principles. But, I think we forget. Why do we argue with the rest, but not silence and let those who waste their breath waste it? Why hate the mere mention of Christ? The resentment that has grown within most of us, has lead us to believe that we are tolerant but not "christian tolerant".
I cannot but mention the times I have seen a bash after the other, of the Christian faith. And the facts may be so, but we must overcome this. Those who think they are victims remain victims. It is time my brothers and sisters, that we look deep inside, deep inside to understand that not everyone is free of thought. How is it that you say, not everyone is free of thought? Don't we all have free will?
Yes indeed, but let me explain; a heard of sheep's has the ability to think and be free, but do they think? Are they free? And so people, are overwhelmed by a system that surrounds every aspect of their lives; will they differ? After all things have always been this way.
So if we think, let us not become like them who bawl at the mere sight of change.
Let peace and Tolerance reign supreme, so we can demonstrate we are not a bunch of rebellious lunatics, we are not afraid, we are peaceful, as the Goddess loves, so let us love back. It is hard, hard indeed.
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