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About devotional polytheism

Post by Darkamber on Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:06 am

This blog post is very close to my own beliefs and very well written:



Devotional Polytheism is built around a few fairly consistent beliefs:

1: The Gods are many.
2: The Gods are real, distinct entities with agency.
3: We can form two-way, personal relationships with Them.

Within that scope there’s still room for a lot of variation in our beliefs and perceptions around what the Gods are, and the nature of the cosmos in which we and these gods interact, much less how we should go about interacting with Them collectively or individually.

Reading, listening, and discussing this topic with fellow Polytheists, I’m encountering a strong dichotomy between two specific positions, neither of which I agree with, both of which seem to be wrestling with the same fundamental problem: How much control do we have, and what are we responsible for controlling?

Granted, in my frustration with this false dichotomy, these are deliberately skewed towards straw figures, but here are the most extreme…

Read the rest here:

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Post by Just.Chris on Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:32 am

Yeah I started reading that myself. I have a hard time reading lengthy articles on a computer or tablet. I have to take it in small btes and go back for more.
I've noticed the blog sphere has a lot of people poo-pooing other people's opinions and beliefs before laying out their own. Gets irritating. One could easily share their own belief without even mentioning anyone elses.
Human nature I guess. I'm sure I do it all the time.

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Post by journeyintoinsanity on Sat Sep 19, 2015 9:13 am

I read and enjoyed that one, too. Very close to how I see things, too. Seems like most of us here the forum are on the same sheet of music. Maybe not the same line or measure, but on the same page. Smile
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Post by Moon Rouge on Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:20 am

I like this article a lot, it wraps pretty much how I feel about and what believe too.
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Post by Just.Chris on Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:02 am

journeyintoinsanity wrote:I read and enjoyed that one, too. Very close to how I see things, too. Seems like most of us here the forum are on the same sheet of music. Maybe not the same line or measure, but on the same page. Smile

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