Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

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Hey Pagan Artists (You Know Who You Are),

WTF?!?

What's with the circumcised dicks on those Horned Gods?

What could you possibly be thinking, to portray the god of Wild Nature in a state so profoundly unnatural as circumcision?

I realize that—in this land of routine MGM (male genital mutilation)—many Americans have never actually seen a human penis in its intact, natural state.

Ye gods, folks, what do you think (inter alia) internet gay porn is for?

I realize (difficult as it may be to believe) that, aesthetically speaking, some actually do find circumcised dicks more beautiful.

But that's no excuse. A Horned God with a circumcised dick is a contradiction in terms, a lying icon, self-falsifying.

Circumcision is violence against boys. Portraying our gods as circumcised sanctifies this violence.

Come on, Artists of the Pagan World: you have a responsibility here.

Repeat after me: The Horned God is not circumcised!

 

Steven W. Posch

 

Men:

If you were cut without your consent, you can undo the wrong that was done you.

RestoringForeskin.org

 

 

"Horned God"

Enkomi, Cyprus

12th c. BCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.

Comments

  • Kile Martz
    Kile Martz Saturday, 14 September 2019

    I was certainly not happy being unlike the Horned God and so I set about restoring my foreskin. It brought me closer to my true self and perhaps closer to the Horned One.

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Sunday, 15 September 2019

    So mote it be!

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Sunday, 15 September 2019

    We tend to think of Him as the Two-Horned, but, of course, He's actually the Three-Horned; the Phallos is Him-in-small.

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