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Occasionally I wandered in where I was not wanted and gave truthful answers.
Sometimes I even did it deliberately. A little disruption now can prevent disaster later.

Judge not by the label

Thinking by blogging
I'm pagan.

In America today, that's commonly accepted to mean that I am progressive, anti-anthropogenic warming, a rabid environmentalist, a male feminist, and an activist for alternative sexual practices.

But I am none of those things.

I'm not progressive. More than anything else, I am anti-government and especially anti-expanding government. I'm libertarian. I learned that most pagans do not share my political views and some think it's a betrayal. For these reasons, I try to separate faith and politics. And I especially try to separate magick and politics.

I don't believe that there is an anthropogenic climate crisis. I think it's an ongoing attempt to politically control other people. In all the time I've been reading about it, no one has given a Plan except give technocrats money and do not ask questions.

I am not an environmentalist. Environmentalism is a political ideology, and not one based in science. Although it does (mis)use the language of science. No true scientist will tell you the science is settled. And no one with the slightest interest in science will tell you to stop asking questions.

I am not a male feminist. I admire women. I seek the Divine in every woman I meet. I don't always find it, sometimes that is my fault. I am drawn to and aroused by strong women. And no, I do not mean shouting females who proclaim their victimhood. But I do not support making men subservient. I do not support making men into something against their nature. There is a Sacred Feminine. But that doesn't mean male must defer to female. Just as it doesn't mean female must defer to male. That strikes me as more politics using guilt to acquire what someone doesn't have the character to share truth and trust.

As long as it is consenting adults, I don't care who you fuck. But I am really big on that first part. There are damn good reasons why that is my first sex rule and one of the two that are carved-in-stone-unbreakable. I don't think you should force it on anyone else. Making it public policy is just politics again.

Recognize a theme yet?

We live in a political age. Blazes, politics is second nature to us. We want to control other people.

But for me, politics is not a part of paganism. Things don't go well when faith and politics are mixed. So I am saying that politics has nothing to do with the sunrise of the bright Moon. You can't find politics in an infant's laugh or in the call of a coyote.

And I won't put it there.

Years ago, I came up with a phrase to deal with Christians who told me what a wonderful thing their faith was. Tain't mine. I think I am going to use it anytime someone tries to mix politics with faith.

These may be amazing causes that we really need to do something about. But they aren't my causes.

Tain't mine.

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Ecology vs. environmentalism

Ecology studies how living systems interact and interconnect with each other. Environmentalism is about teaching and compelling behavior. These words are not synonyms. As both a pagan and a libertarian, I can not support environmentalism.
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John McConnell & Earth Day

The original Earth Day was introduced on the 1970 vernal equinox by John McConnell intending to celebrate the Earth and peace.

On April 22, 1970 a politician hijacked the celebration and made it about compelling behavior and teaching environmentalism. Later a murderer and enviornmental activist claimed part of the credit for this version, although his role in 1970 is disputed.

Ever since, we've been pretending this is a Good Thing.
— NeoWayland, Earth Day (original)
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NeoNotes – Government should not be trusted

I do not believe that a government agency should be trusted with caring for the environment.

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Paganism is not political

Faith is a personal choice. So are politics. One does not define the other.

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Environmentalism crusade

I don't call myself an environmentalist any more. Environmentalism is a political movement masking itself as a moral and possibly religious crusade. Ecology is an actual science that studies the connections, interrelationships, and trade-offs that different organisms make to survive and thrive.
     — NeoWayland
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No one

But there is no one place where everything thrives.

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Journal 05May2017

Thinking by blogging

Last night I wrapped myself in the blanket and spent a long time watching the flames in my small fire.

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Pagan anti-environmentalist

Environmentalism is a political movement. It’s about controlling other people to achieve utopia. It’s about closing yourself off from the possibilities.

I don’t want to be limited by the word “environmentalism” anymore. I don’t think ecology is about saving the Earth. I think it’s about understanding how things fit and the tradeoffs we make. It’s about looking at where we were, where we are, and where we could go.
     — NeoWayland

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❝Economy above ecology❞

You would have thought that our first priority would be to ask what the ecologists are finding out, because we have to live within the conditions and principles they define. Instead, we've elevated the economy above ecology.
— David Suzuki
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❝Plant-birthday❞

Tell me of what plant-birthday a man takes notice, and I shall tell you a good deal about his vocation, his hobbies, his hay fever, and the general level of his ecological education.
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NeoNotes — Ecology vs environmentalism

Environmentalism is a crusade with everything that entails.
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Point of view

Notice the relationships

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Interconnections

Just because we humans don’t like a species doesn’t mean it’s not absolutely essential.

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