One of the things I love about the study of witchcraft is that you end up with a tailored belief system.
The one size fits all ethos that characterised the book religions is no longer valid within the paradigm that we are currently living in.
We now live in a world where the guy on the big white cloud does not apply any more.
We can no longer live in a world where good and evil are determined outside our own responsibility.
The idea that the" Divil" made me do it or we serve God by wiping out our fellow men, natural environments and generally anything we can get our hands on, no longer serves its purpose.
What was its purpose?
Well control of course.
Control of the people by Fear of damnation
The control of the mind by fear of persecution.
The control of the population by reproductive control
The control of woman by religious men.
Lets look at this one by one .
1. Fear of Damnation.
Well First and foremost we are not influenced to the degree that our forbearers were by the fear of Hell.
Most people in the currently secular society and many practising Christians have not read the bible and have no idea what constitutes a damnable sin. Apparently, as demonstrated below, the main understanding of sin is now that Homosexuals are the cause of all the bad in the world.
However there does not seem to be the understanding that Bombing children, and taking healthcare, university educations and the indoctrination of others actually a sin of the worse kind.
I will leave it to my good friend My Fantasy President to make my point for me.
2. Control of the mind through Fear of Persecution
I believe that this is still in existence but in a different form
The new heresy is intellectualism, I am not being snobbish here but I would define intellectualism as the ability to discern what is real and what is a distraction to do something unspeakable whilst people look at minutia.
Bread and Circus used to be the old term for it.
To have beliefs different to the Norm.
To have researched and investigated said beliefs but still not be in the normal paddock
To not have Celebrity as your religion
To not have consumerism at the heart of your day to day life
To think that what the media and government tells you is not the truth
To care about the environment both externally as a planet and internally as a person.
To care that our children are being poisoned by food, by pollution by Education and by lack of care from parents that are so involved in themselves that they don't see their own offspring as important.
All of these things are Outside the box, which is today not burning or pressing its opponents but instead outbreeding them and pushing them into the fringes of society.
Its ok I like it there I am amongst friends.
3.To control the populous by overpopulation powered by reproductive control
This is a controversial one and I will probably get kicked for it.
We should not have the automatic right to have children. The earth just cant stand the pressure of more of us.
We also have people who, when they do have children they don't care for them and the children end up suffering trauma and attachment syndrome - this is a condition which directly effects the formation of the brain, ending up with symptoms very much akin and often misdiagnosed as Autism.
This is the brain of a grown person who has trauma and attachment syndrome, look at the malformed parts of the brain, these are the areas associated with emotional control.
Surely if you have made the decision to use drugs and I am not saying that is a bad decision it is purely YOUR decision then you should not have children.
3. The control of Women by religious Men
In the West we are under the impression that woman are equal to men. Quite obviously this is still untrue
We have the current administration of America taking away women's reproductive rights, both in their right to have an abortion and the right to use contraception.
This is a picture of the American committee on Women's Rights - Notice something?
When they debated Planned parenthood in several states, the following protests happened
Click the picture for the original article
What can we do ?
We can resist.
We can protest
We can gather in groups and have intellectual conversation rather than concentrating on the bread and circus supplied by the media.
We can support each other on a daily basis to live the life that WE want rather than the one that those in power wants us to have .
We can celebrate our differences as strengths rather than weaknesses
We can LOVE without prejudice or as close as we can get.