By Diogenes (articles ) | December 22, 2004 8:38 AM
A British journalist researching a story on paganism interviews a pagan, who lets slip the most chilling sentence on the subject I've ever read.
So, can a modern pagan just pick any god to worship? I asked. Egyptian? Roman? African? Are there any rules? Steve put his hands self-consciously under the table, "No rules," he said. "Being a pagan is about being free from institutional rules. And the gods? Once you start seeking they choose you, really."
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Dec. 24, 2004 12:14 AM ET USA
"They choose you" The glamor of evil has an evident attraction for souls who have little to offer and know it.
Posted by: AveMaria580 -
Dec. 22, 2004 4:59 PM ET USA
This pagan isn't kidding. One teacher I had in the occult did have some sense. Whenever things started getting nasty, she would ask "Who is this speaking?"There are spirits and there are spirits. Yes our Lord does give himself to us in the Eucharist. The evil spirits start devouring the person who thinks they are controlling through spells.They actually start using up vital energies. It was frightening enough that I got out. I can only thank God that he protected me despite my stupidity.
Posted by: frjimc -
Dec. 22, 2004 12:10 PM ET USA
Remember, the Cross is, to Satan, a reminder of how he was tricked. Believing that he had killed God's only-begotten Son, Satan found that "death was swallowed up in victory" at the Resurrection. Could it be that all the screaming about the Cross being displayed on public buildings (see Bettnet) is Satan's howling about being forced to remember his ignominious defeat? He must hate to be reminded that he's lost the war, even as he devours the souls of the stupid and ignorant.
Posted by: John J Plick -
Dec. 22, 2004 10:58 AM ET USA
Addendum, And come to think of it... Our "God" is just the opposite... Out of sheer love and mercy He allows HIMSELF to be consumed by US... And by the way, Merry Christmas, Diogenes... JP
Posted by: John J Plick -
Dec. 22, 2004 10:53 AM ET USA
I can scarcely believe it. They know that they are dinner even as they are being eaten.