Quotes by Kerr Cuhulain
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|Fri, 08-12-2011 - 5:15pm|
The one Pagan magazine that I read is "Witches & Pagans." It was created when "PanGaia" was combined with "New Witch." Here is their website:
There is an interesting interview in the new issue with Kerr Cuhulain, who was the first openly Pagan police officer. There are a couple of quotes by him that I'd like to pass along:
"In Her service you cannot embrace freedom without consideration for how your actions will affect others. You must accept responsibilty for yourself."
"Pagans should not worship. Worship implies that the Divine is separate from you, something that isn't part of you. Pagans should entrain with Divinity, connect with Divinity, immerse themselves in Divinity; and a large part of that process is exploring those male and female principles, because those are the divine archetypes and you are Divine. The Divine is inseparable from you. If you can believe in that, you can respect yourself; and if you can respect yourself, you can respect others. That's the true gift of the Pagan religions."
I love these quotes, because they show the difference between Paganism and the Judeo-Christian religions. In the latter a lot of people simply don't take responsibity for their actions. Everything comes from God or from Satan. People look to their God/Jesus/Mary/angels to get them out of trouble. They don't accept that they are the one who got themselves into their jam and they are the one who has to get themselves out. Also, many people see the Divine as unknowable, as something outside themselves, something that they can't truly understand. So they don't see the connection between all beings and the Divine. Despite the fact that Jesus was technically a demi-god (since Mary was a human woman), he's still not one of "us." He's seen as separate from humanity. I'm not saying that all Judeo-Christians see it this way; just that it's been my experience that many do.
If you want to know more about Kerr Cuhulain, here are his official website and his blog: