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Thread #106626   Message #2207379
Posted By: Jack Blandiver
03-Dec-07 - 04:47 AM
Thread Name: Songs for the Winter Solstice
Subject: RE: Songs for the Winter Solstice
From my experience with Pagans (with a capital P!), the tenancy is to seize upon the canonical evidence with an unquestioning & fundamentalist zeal approaching that of the Puritans. As with many levels of so-called 'alternative society', the levels of righteousness, reaction & conformity are quite alarming to behold, especially given that the aforementioned canonical evidence is founded on the most bogus of sources.

I'm wary of the 'More Essentially Connected to the Natural World than Thou' attitude. We are all of us, bar none, essentially connected to the natural world by default; and the night-club revellers of Blackpool (you wouldn't get that sort of thing in Lytham St Anne's believe me!) are probably more connected than most, especially given their fearless and vigorous celebratory affinity and at-oneness with the very elements the Self-styled Pagans so preciously claim to revere.