It is the "crisis of history" again. Can your religion get respect when it is based on non-existent "history"?The subsequent discussion in the comments is interesting, too. Actually pretty much all religions have a mythical origin story, but some are more plausible than others. And since Pagans like to think of ourselves as reasonable people, having made-up histories is not consistent with our self-image. Religion doesn't need to have an ancient pedigree to be valid; it's your personal response to the great mystery of existence that matters, and how you live your life, and how you deal with the community (which includes other-than-human people, of course).
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Great minds think alike
Since we're on the subject of invented histories, Chas Clifton has posted about Druidry and made-up history. He writes: