Happy Sun’s Day
We don’t pray here – we figure God, the gods, goddesses, or whatever powers that be either know already, don’t give a fuck, or are busy with more important matters than our petty stuff. We also kind of assume that they expect us to do stuff that we can do for ourselves and that we will do them ourselves and not be lazy. We also believe in being good friends, so we don’t presume on our friendship with the powers that be by asking them all the time for stuff while giving them nothing in return.
We also don’t take an offering here. We figure the powers that be probably don’t need it. Let’s be honest, offerings are not given to the divine powers, they are given to an organization to support it. Just being honest. God, the gods or whatever never sees a dime, farthing or peso of that money; it all goes to the church, mosque or shrine.
Theme Song: ‘Völuspá’ – Einar (Live @ Castlefest Winter Edition)
Nice to hear the song written by an artist sung by that same artist. Guy has a great voice.
The above link will take you back to the original source for many of my thoughts on this series.
To recap the basic pagan principles:
- Responsibility of Belief – That the responsibility for what you believe about religion and spirituality lies with you and you alone.
- Full Personal Responsibility – That you and you alone are fully responsible for your actions and personal development.
- Everything is Sacred – That everything in life has a spiritual quality to it and sacredness to it. You should respect that.
- Freedom of Choosing a Diety – That what diety you create and follow is your own choice.
- Scope of Consciousness – That consciousness is greater than the five senses, that there is a spiritual part of consciousness that exists.
When I say I have pagan tendencies to people this is what I mean. As a deist, I am very much rational about the whole faith and religion question. Knowing that nearly all of what is termed religion is made up by human beings so pick what you want (Principles #1 and 4). My humanist side though states that we alone are responsible as human beings (Principle # 2). My pagan side says that spirituality exists and therefore I need to respect the spiritual quality of all things (Principles #3 and #5).
I have personally enjoyed this series and meditating on its principles. It has been enlightening, to say the least. Next up will be me going through a book on Asatru I have been reading and digesting.
The Rabyd Skald – Wandering Soul, Bard, and Philosopher. The Grey Wayfarer.