paths lead up the mountain,
but at the top we all look at the
~~ Ikkyu ~~
believe that all belief systems, even some of the monotheistic
ones, have some
truths to offer, even if the whole package leaves something
desired. We can treat these systems as "buffets of belief," picking
the items we find
palatable, and discarding those we find distasteful, and thus add
new flavors to
our own smorgasbord of belief.
are numerous examples within Reformed Druidism of this. We
A. Heinlein, yet eschew his ultra-libertarian leanings. He was
a great writer,
who told us our
favorite stories, but his politics were just plain
Another one is Leslie
Fish, whose filk songs are genius, and gave
us our orders
official hymn, but like Heinlein, her politics are anathema.
We admire the
Dalai Lama, as his teachings for the most part are very compatible
with Druidic thought. On the other hand, he is a monarchist, and
return Tibet to religious feudalism.
I myself am
particularly informed by Kabbalah. I even wear a red
Jewish monotheism has no attraction whatsoever to me.
believe in, and promote, naturism.
Some fundy christians do too. Should we reject naturism then?
How about polyamory? Some mormons practice a form of that.
reject the idea because of it's associations? We embrace the idea
intentional community, and we even have a plan to implement that
many christians like the idea too. Shall we toss that idea in the
Just my two
dinars. :) As are all things, YMMV!
the FOREST be with you always,
And may you never thirst for the waters of life.
Druid Sybok Pendderwydd, Patriarch
Order of the Mithril Star,
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