From Rhyd Wildermuth: "seeing how political forces have shaped our existence, seeing how there is nowhere sacred anymore, is the beginning of wisdom."
From Jonathan Woolley - "the question posed is always “Does God exist?” (never “gods”). Nobody asks “In what ways might the gods exist – from the available evidence we can muster?”
From James Lindenschmidt: "Ancestral connection to place was strong enough to withstand centuries of hardship, famine, plague, warfare, and a thousand harsh Norwegian winters, only to be destroyed by something so insidious that people have to be taught what "enclosure" means."
From Jonathan Woolley: With this consumer-vendor dynamic in mind, what becomes clear is that Paganism is less a religion - in terms of its political economy - and more akin to a literary genre, with an accompanying fandom.
From James Lindenschmidt: "It doesn't matter what kind of Pagan you are, which specific tradition, subculture, or set of Pagan values you embrace, we Pagans are a conquered people."
From Judith O'Grady, on evil, will, and cats: "People search long and hard for 'masters' who will accept the responsibility of taking away the power of decision from their followers. But first, their followers let them."