Gaia is Pagan – Global Warming is a Scam


Editor:
Is Dion a pagan? Does he know global warming is phony? I’m thinking, build a big prison on an iceberg and all these lunatics can spend the rest of their lives measuring the depth of the ice. Time to clean up govt. Your Country depends on it.

No matter if the science of global warming is all phony… climate change provides the greatest opportunity to bring about justice and equality in the world.
Christine Stewart,
fmr Canadian Minister of the Environment

Letter

Dear Editor I am writing with reference to an article that appeared on the Gazette’s website entitled ‘Devil worship fears as goat is found in ditch’. The first line of the narrative on the website suggested that this was a ‘pagan-style’ ritual. As a Pagan myself, I was appalled that this dreadful attack might be associated with members of the Pagan community. There are many misconceptions as to what pagans are about and I would like through the medium of your newspaper to enlighten your readers and allay any fears they may have about what paganism is about.

In the simplest terms, Paganism is a religion of place, or a native religion, for example the Native American’s religion is Pagan, Hinduism is a form of Paganism. All Pagan religions are characterised by a connection and reverence for nature, and are usually polytheistic i.e. have many gods and/or goddesses. Paganism in the west takes a number of forms including Wicca, Druidism, and Shamanism.

Pagans revere nature. Often you will find Pagans at the forefront of environmental concerns, such is our love of Mother Earth. Paganism is not just a nature religion but a natural religion, which is as old as mankind and its traditions are still being rediscovered. Pagans see the divine as immanent in the whole of life and the universe in every tree, plant, animal and object, man and woman and in the dark side of life as much as in the light. Pagans live their lives attuned to the cycles of nature, the seasons, life and death. Pagans regard the divine as female as well as male and therefore there is a Goddess as well as a God. The Goddess represents all that is female and the God represents all that is male. But because nature is seen as female, the Goddess has a wider meaning. Often called Mother Earth, or Gaia, she is seen as the ‘Creatrix’ and sustainer of life, the mother of us all, which makes all the creatures on the planet our siblings. The taking of a creature and its subsequent torture and killing is therefore totally abhorrent to us.

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Historically, many pagan cultures did kill animals as offerings to their gods, as many cultures still do, but the meat from the animal would be used in a celebratory meal rather than left to rot and wasted. Modern pagans are likely to seek out organic meat for their own celebratory meals, or will often be vegetarian. They are extremely unlikely to be involved in a hack and slash killing of an animal.

Western Pagans have no fixed temples in which to worship (apart from Hindus), but instead we (usually) make a circle around themselves (or form ourselves into a circle) in a room, or in a clearing, or on a beach, or find a naturally occurring circle, such as a grove, or use one of the ancient stone circles. Pagans have no hierarchy like the established religions, so Pagans are free to follow whatever spiritual path they choose. We have our own values and ethics and believe we are responsible for our own actions. There is no absolution as such, what we do to others will come back on us and we are therefore ever mindful of the effect our actions have on others, including animals The Pagan view of the universe is one of complementary opposites – light/dark, yin/yang, earth/sky, male/female; the concept of Lucifer, the fallen angel, (The Devil), was adopted by the church in 447. Consequently it is impossible for Pagans to adopt the concept of the Devil, which is a Judeo-Christian concept. Hence the reason so called ‘Devil Worship’ could never be a part of our beliefs.

Pagans come from all walks of life. We count among our number manual workers, teachers, nurses, civil servants, journalists, solicitors, secretaries, web designers, mothers, fathers and grandparents too. In short, we are just people just like you.

Christine Stewart

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One thought on “Gaia is Pagan – Global Warming is a Scam

  1. I don’t care if the Greens want to dance to the faarie gods or engage in whatever Bacchus rite. Nor do I care if the materialists worship at the altar of Mammon or some golden calf. Where I draw the line is when they engage in Orwellian thought policing.

    During the recent Ontario election, Green Party of Ontario members actively campaigned to to bring an end to Catholic School Boards and to prevent the extension of funding to other faith-based schools. Party members worked for the One School System Network, a coalition of secularist, humanists and individual Public school trustees, handing out literature, sending letters to editors, hosting debates, holding press conferences etc. etc. etc. to keep this issue in the media and public eye.

    Here’s the OSSN’s assessment on the effectiveness of its campaign:

    “OSSN can take credit for bringing this issue to the attention of Ontario and setting the stage for Tory’s defeat. Whether the slow decline before the OSSN press conference was caused by OSSN is open to question. During that time many letters to editors were being printed and the general awareness of extended funding was rising…. The Conservatives will remain the largest opposition party but will be unable to speak for a one school system without looking like hypocrites. At the very least it will leave the Conservatives extremely divided and marginalized. In particular, the NDP will be a very weak rump with a sense of failure. They will be keen to remove Hampton as ineffective and a cause of their defeat by his stubbornness in not adopting a pro-OSS policy. It is predicted that the whole NDP leadership battle will be a Catholic vs non- Catholic fight to sign up the largest number of new members so as to get the largest number of voting delegates to a leadership convention. It is for OSSN to begin to prepare to meet this challenge.”
    http://www.onessn.org/opinion.pdf

    Here is Bryan Kerman’s (spokesman for the One School System Network) post to a letter to the editor writer (The London Free Press):

    “Go to http://www.onessn.com and find out what some people are doing to minimize the zealots. And tell everyone you can so the word gets around.”

    This amounts to an attack by zealots of the secularist Goreite faith against the beliefs of those who attend Churches, Synagogues and Mosques. The Goreites oppose faith based beliefs being taught to any children. They support the indoctrination of children with beliefs of the secularist Goreite “faith”-beliefs that are not based on science.
    *********“The decision by the government to distribute Al Gore’s film An Inconvenient Truth has been the subject of a legal action by New Party member Stewart Dimmock. The Court found that the film was misleading in nine respects and that the Guidance Notes drafted by the Education Secretary’s advisors served only to exacerbate the political propaganda in the film.
    In order for the film to be shown, the Government must first amend their Guidance Notes to Teachers to make clear that 1.) The Film is a political work and promotes only one side of the argument. 2.) If teachers present the Film without making this plain they may be in breach of section 406 of the Education Act 1996 and guilty of political indoctrination. 3.) Nine inaccuracies have to be specifically drawn to the attention of school children.”****
    http://www.newparty.co.uk/articles/inaccuracies-gore.html

    By all means people are free to debate the origins of the universe. But the thought police has no business censoring the beliefs we share in our homes, schools and places of worship. By all means let’s keep religion out of politics. That goes for the Goreite faith also.

    Ontarians were cheated out of a meaningful debate on major issues and the election results prove how your democracy is vulnerable to manipulation. Thank the Green Goreites for dragging Ontario politics to a new low.

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