So I pretty much agree with everything in this article. There’s several points I want to expound on, so I might write a few posts based off of this later, or at least go to the Halstead article and reference off of that because that’s really where the points I want to discuss arise.
Truth is, the Gods do not have a singular will. What Hel desires is not what Loki desires, who in turn desires something different from Thor. Each has a domain, and their domain is their primary concern. To dismiss Gods because you don’t find them “helping you save the world” is foolish. Especially since the world will continue to exist and have life on it regardless of what we humans do. To disparage at Gods like Ares, Hel, Kali, or other gods who aren’t “World savers” but instead focus on other things is the height of hubris, and shows a very shallow understanding not just of the Gods, but of the world itself.
With articles such as this, it is even more clear to me why polytheists need to speak up within and without the Pagan Umbrella.
With respect to discerning John Beckett from John Halstead, I will use their last names.
‘John Beckett has recently written a post about his vision of the future of Polytheism- the future of the “polytheist revolution” -and the importance of “keeping the Gods at the front”. To me, this sounds disturbingly like the Christianity I left behind 15 years ago – with its rejection of this world or at least its relegation of the concerns of this world to a place of secondary importance. It sounds too much like the monotheistic condemnation of “idolatry” and the “gods of…
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