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Dowrgi
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The chief of the OBODIANS rages and screams about how druidry has no dogma, but what he does not understand is that dogma comes from what druid leaders and people in authority and in leadership positions say and write.

To be honest, I don’t think I’ve heard the “chief of the OBODIANS” ever rage and scream about anything and I do think he might understand just a few things about the druidry.

Further, don’t forget that the Christians just about wiped the druids and witches out,

The Romans dealt the death blow to the druids before the Roman Empire became Christian, and there where druidry lingered on, there was a relatively peaceful transmission and a great degree of syncretism. Don’t forget that the so-called “witches” of the Middle Ages and Renaissance were mostly Christians, for example Joan of Arc, they certainly weren’t practitioners of some other religion and many of the cases against them were no more than trumped-up accusations brought against people because of old grudges, envy and score-settling. In 1080, Pope Gregory VII actually told King Harald III of Denmark to stop with all the witch-hunt nonsense and later Popes were more concerned about what they considered heresy, rather than any “occult power” as such. Going further back, the pagan Romans actually didn’t tolerate witchcraft and there were laws against it, some of which later formed the basis of anti-witchcraft laws in Christian Europe; the recorded history of Rome bears testimony to a number of mass executions, book burnings and hostile legislation against witchcraft and superstition. In Ancient Greece too, we find the sorrowful case Theoris of Lemnos, who was executed along with her children for witchcraft.

In life you’ll always come across narrow-minded people, usually badly informed, who may say this that and the other and may hurt your feelings, but as the Greeks said – empty vessels make the loudest noise and those who babble the most lack wit. The best policy is not to worry so much about what others are saying or doing and focus on what you are doing in the right way so that you can be at peace within yourself.

Bennathow.
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