virus: Re: Paganinity (was: All religions are founded on LIES!!!

Brett Lane Robertson (
Fri, 11 Jul 1997 16:08:09 -0500

If pagan is seen as originating at the level of the common folk then a
correlative between pagan and "democratic" can be drawn. The opposing view
"republican" is represented by the Catholic church--it is a top-down
hierarchy. "Pagan" is therefore more closely represented by the protestant
idea of a god which is accessible to everyone without intercession by a

The teachings of Jesus seem to imply a brotherhood of man in which opposing
views have equal weight--paganism ("In my [our] father's house there are
many rooms"). Still, if one views Jesus as a high priest instead of a
brother--if one worships him--then there is, again, a top-down system. These
are the limits to "Christianity" as defined by modern religion.

Paganism has it's drawbacks, as well. If all truths are equal, there is no
Truth. One comes to rely on competition--which simplifies into opposition
or violence on all sides. People are neutralized...drawn to become average.
This leads to ambivalence, stagnation and death of desire--or life force.

A two tiered system of checks and balances ensues...but this idea leaves one
with a higher power who is merely a figurehead and who only has veto power
(a God who can only say "no"). So the logical solution is to have a
president and vice president (the term "vice" implying pagan)--or a pure god
figurehead and a representative of the people; perhaps a democratic god and
a republican god.

I propose a "holy grail" god and 4 pagan gods...and the pagan gods shall be
called: "In Absentia", "In Honorarium", "In Memorium", and "On Behalf Of".
Seated at the round table--at this "last supper"--in front of the holy grail
are (counter-clockwise): "The Blood" (in memorium), "The Pure", "The
Honored", "The Father" (in absentia), "The Defender", "The Redeemer", "The
Body" (in honorarium), "The Reformer", "The Protector", and "The Son" (on
the behalf of).

At this wedding feast, the body and the blood (the cake and the punch) are
forced on the bride by the groom and upon the groom by the bride--where is
the holy grail untouched by sacrificial offerings, mutilated bodies and
blood? Do the father/mother pair--the honored/the pure--partake in this
ritualistic sacrifice by joining in the communion? How about the best
man/bride's maiden-hood pair--the righteous/the glorious. Will the child of
this union become father/mother/best-man/bride's
maid--defending/redeeming/reforming/protecting?...or is the table all
laid-out with no-one in attendance?

Who knows when the bride/groom will arrive in one un-sacrificed body?

If anyone can show just cause..."I Do".


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