I've said most of what I'm about to blog before, not so much here in the blog but in oral discussions, old Prodigy bulletin boards, and in various chat rooms. The impetus for putting it together here came from the following exchange on Facebook (in a discussion of the movie Thor):
Lucy Castellon Goffan I love to know when they are going to GET THAT WE DON'T WOSHIP SATAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Kristi A Gilleland Lucy - probably when their preachers decide to quit telling them that.
I'm not going to argue about who 'we' are here - tho' I'm thinking that they aren't Asatruar, since I've never seen any Asatruar who spend any time wondering when 'they' are going to do ANYTHING. I'll assume that they are 'generic neopagan'.
Yes, I know very well that generic neopaganism doesn't involve the Christian version of Satan. I know that polarity is not duality.
But, oh you who demand tolerance, nay, demand acceptance - when are y'all going to accept that in traditional/standard Christian monotheism all Gods but their own are defined as Satan (or a Satanic delusion)?
Seriously: demanding respect by disrespecting their beliefs is lame.
So what if their religion defines 'our' religion as Satanic? Get over it. Maybe read my earlier post http://fernsfronds.blogspot.com/2010/09/rite-of-passage.html.