thread: 2006-08-31 : I think my expectations are screwed

On 2006-09-10, Rev. Raven Daegmorgan wrote:

I'm not sure whether anyone with pagan beliefs would find a patronising "you are on the right track, just keep going and you'll get to what I believe" more or less annoying than a "I think all of you are deluded actually".

I do find that argument patronising, as most pagans do (it's not the first time it's been heard over the years), but it wasn't really worth commenting on. Mostly, I find it silly.

It's not a very supportable or defensible argument. In the main, it is far too simplistic and easily disproven by the complexities of various pagan theologies and their differences from (the various) Christian theologies.

It also seems to be sharing a bed with the debunked idea of religious evolution (the idea that religion has progressed from more primitive forms—ie: polytheism—towards more advanced forms—ie: monotheism).

So, it's all good. I'm not going to lose sleep over it because at least he's not trying to burn me at the stake or murder me for not converting.


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