It's Faithful Friday, and we have a cascade of articles on how faith — Pagan, Heathen, polytheist, or Christian, Muslim, Buddhist -- affects our lives, our planet, our societies. Theology of Ebola, What Would Krishna Do?, introverted Paganism, honoring our ancestors, and a Pagan Time Capsule fill this edition. Enjoy your weekend!
Is sickness an indication of divine wrath? It's not a trivial question, as demonstrated in this article from Slate on how the Ebola outbreak in Africa is influenced by belief in the omnipotence of the Almighty.
Pagan activities with a group of people can draw strange looks and even the occasional nutter who wants to “save” everyone.I have discovered that, sometimes, practicing your spirituality alone can lead others to think you are actually insane.I suppose I should add this to the list of differences between Traditional Pagans and Solitaries.It isn’t that we are crazier than Traditional Pagans (at least I don’t think so), it’s just that Solitaries seem to be more suspect than groups.
Perhaps when someone sees a group of people doing something out of the ordinary it is viewed as strange but nothing more than “a bunch of wackos”?Perhaps when the same behavior is practiced by an individual it crosses the line into “crazy”?Let me give an example.