Friday, October 13, 2006

I have seen the future of Paganism, and it's polyester

Jason Pitzl-Waters adds more on Paganism in the YouTube era. He wonders, "More importantly, will modern Paganism change to become more 'video friendly'?"

Take, for instance, the videos posted by the publicity-hungry Corellian Nativist Tradition. There you may see CNT leader Don Lewis dressed like a small-town insurance agent. His sport coat alone would drive someone to agnosticism.

It's the horrible cultural pressure of American Protestantism. No one feels like they can be religious in public without putting on an ugly necktie and an unctuous, phony-sincere voice.

Next, pews and hymnbooks for Samhain. Shudder.

Given a choice, I would take dressing up like one's [imagined] ancestors. Here are some Russian Pagans of the "Circle of Pagan Tradition" doing just that.

UPDATE: Browsing NeoWayland's blog, I see that the Corellians have had some sort of leadership meltdown. It looks as though the "largest and fastest growing Wiccan Tradition in the world" now has two official home pages. What was that about Protestants?


Blogger Broomstick Chronicles said...

This news about Correllian and Witch School is hilarious.

3:44 AM  
Blogger Chas S. Clifton said...


Promise me that you will never wear an . . . unfortunate sport coat.

8:47 AM  

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