Saturday, December 15, 2007

Why pagans ought to vote for Ron Paul
Welcome aboard!
They might call it the Golden Rule but we know it as the Wiccan Rede. An’ It Harm None, Do What Thou Wilt.
Not to start a fight but I’d like to point out as Stuart Koehl did for me 10 years ago that Wiccans have that Rede because Wicca was started in the last century by an apostate English Christian. Much of this, like political correctness, is Christian ethics with a different theology grafted on; natural religion much like the ancient pagan faiths, many of which have commandments like the Judæo-Christian ones and a form of this common-sense rule.

Anyway, here’s a primer of libertarianism written in pagan terms.
... there’s a monotheist who actually understands the Wiccan Rede, even though he calls it the Golden Rule.

Get this for Dichotomy. He thinks abortion is murder but demands that the federal government stays out of it. He thinks marijuana is extremely bad for you except under direct medical supervision but that no government agency has a right to tell you what you can and can’t put into your body.

He’s a staunch Christian but thinks it’s the wrong idea to let some government body control what two people do consensually with each other. And he actually thinks just like we do about marriage! It has nothing to do with governments or societies or anyone outside the couple, their friends and their religion. No more begging permission to say “I love you” in the way you want and to whom you want.

If your neighbor is poisoning your land, your water or your air, that's a crime and should be dealt with as such.

How many of us have as one of our fondest dreams a “Pagan Parochial School”, a private school with faculty and staff run and operated by pagan parents for pagan kids? Imagine that being possible without any need for special permits or regulations. That’s what he’s already worked for and will continue to work for.

How long has it been since the word “defence” actually meant “defence” and not “offence”? He wants to return it to the correct definition.
From LRC.

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