Polytheist Isn’t Greek for “Reactionary”

June 27, 2015 at 6:12 am 8 comments

We are the Queens and Kings of the Polytheists- a word we act like we invented and have redefined for our purposes

Those silly Pagans only wanted to play- But rest assured, we’re here to Do the Work!

Surely those impious Humanists will soon be struck down by Zeus,

Who needs rights or human dignity? I’m a God-slave!

Born to serve a Higher Purpose, above those mere mortal fools!

Their hubris is not my own.

Silly feminists, getting upset over rapes in myths. Go back to college and take my class if you’re *really* serious!

We must smash the Monotheist Borg! So come join the Polytheist one instead!

Smash capitalism! I already have my Properly Spiritual artsy/academic/activist career. Have you given in to mainstream corporate fear? I’m a full-time mystic in the woods looking down at your plebeian ways. Care for an oracle reading? I’m only a vessel for the Gods, a puny insect they’d squish if I dare disobey. Still, I must be Their favorite!

Puck tells me the moral of this tale-

Discordians, experimental mages, Zen Druids, atheist witches, Radical Faeries (his favorite of course!) all have their role to play in this spiritual ecosystem…don’t forget all those beasts and plants that were not adaptable, that were too choosy in their niches or in finding a worthy mate- they are no longer here. Will that be your fate?

(Oh, does Puck from Shakespeare count as a pop culture being? He is older than Columbia…)

Not much of a poem, and not quite spoken word..but better than a prose rant I think!

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8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Aine  |  June 27, 2015 at 7:02 am

    Well. Been feeling this.

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  • 2. Merri-Todd  |  June 28, 2015 at 1:58 am

    So much this, yes. So much this.

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  • 3. danacorby  |  March 11, 2016 at 6:04 am

    After encountering hard-core polytheists for the first time last summer, I have been wondering why someone who serves a single Deity, like for instance Cathubodua whose very interesting ritual I attended, is a polytheist, but a Wiccan like me who serves at least a half-dozen over the course of a year gets sneered at as ‘not a real polytheist.’ And we’re not allowed to call them out on that. Except I am.

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  • 4. autisticelt  |  March 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

    I’d say it’s prejudice against Wicca, plain and simple. If someone wants have a Recons only club, OK then, say so. One of my values is *sovereignty* and that means respecting the rights of individuals, as well as different traditions and cultures to speak for themselves and define their boundaries. That includes Wicca. Well, multiple traditions in that case, and since I’m not always clear where the lines of what Wicca is and isn’t, I just take people at their word “Tell me about *your* type of Wicca (or Druidry or Heathenry et al) Sometimes what they come up with doesn’t waddle or quack like Wicca *to me* but it’s not really my line to draw.

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  • 5. Jolene Poseidonae  |  March 11, 2016 at 7:38 am

    Reblogged this on Strip Me Back To The Bone and commented:
    We *have* to be better than this.

    Reply
  • 6. TPWard  |  March 11, 2016 at 8:44 am

    Reblogged this on True Pagan Warrior and commented:
    Hmm.

    Reply
  • 7. finnchuillsmast  |  April 1, 2016 at 4:31 am

    This is so funny, and holds much truth.

    Reply
    • 8. caelesti  |  April 1, 2016 at 5:20 am

      Thanks! I actually wrote it before the latest kerfuffle.

      Reply

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