brithael, again showing complete historical ignorance blathered:
Hey, brith, did you ever hear of throwing the Christians to the lions? Now, who do you think did that… just who could it be… I don’t know… maybe perhaps…
Yes, that’s right, the good ol’ form your own beliefs, do no harm, Goddess lovin’, follow your heart Pagans. Pagans skewered Christians, pagans crucified Christians (and Jews), pagans fed Christians to wild beasts, pagans burned Christians (how ironic!), etc…
I’m glad to see that you follow the ancient Pagan ways handed down from Mother to Daughter in an unbroken succession since Neolithic times. Surely you claim this wanton cruelty to Christians as part of your heritage as much as the love spells and worship of the Mother Goddess, right? Not to mention the unbridled cruelty and genocide that one race/tribe of Pagans inflicted on another over the centuries, right? Or maybe you’ve never heard of the famous Pagan, Atilla the Hun?
As long as you identify your modern, New Age Wiccanism as being part of the cultural heritage of Medieval and Ancient Pagans and bemoan how ‘you’ have been persecuted for all these ages, then it must stand to reason that you claim all of Pagan heritage as your own, including Pagan cruelty to Christians and other Pagans. I’ll be waiting for your apology on behalf of all Pagans of all times, since you think you can speak for them.
(By the way, I applaud the Wiccan board members who distance themselves from the non-historical claims of some of the other Wiccan board members who are deluded into thinking that their Wiccanism is an unbroken cultural tradition passed down through the centuries. I have much respect for these
learned Wiccans and respect for their religious beliefs and practices. It’s the historically ignorant Wiccans I can’t abide – just like I can’t abide historically ignorant Christians, Jews, Muslims, and