These peaceful God - fearing Christians say that we are the evil ones; that we are misguided; that we are violent, and depraved ! And yet we are not the ones speaking hateful words; we are not the ones defacing the property of others; we are not the ones who are promoting violence in the name of our God ( s). It is not the Pagans who are fighting over in Ireland ! It is not Asatruar who are fighting over in the Middle East ! It is not the Hellenes who are burning the religious texts of others ! We are not the ones who are trying to restrict the rights of others. Look in the mirror Christians, and see the anger in your eyes; listen closely and hear the hatred in your words; watch closely and see the evil acts of your comrades. It is you who have become evil. It is you who have become Judge , Jury, and Executioners. It is YOU who have become the terrorists !
All we non - Christians want are the same rights that all other religions have by law, and common sense. The right of freedom of assembly, the right of free speech, the right to choose our own religion, and the right to express our love for our Gods and Goddesses in a temple of our choosing. We mean no harm to other religions, cultures, or governments. We simply want to practice our religion, our way, without being terrorized by the "Majority " just because they don't like the fact that we exist. I hate to use the word "terrorism" , but that is exactly what it is when you deface or damage temples of worship, and injure those who are from those religions just out of blind hate.
We need to continue a dialogue with moderate Christians, Muslims, and other Monotheistic religions. We need to try to make them realize who and what we are. We need to look to role models like Gandhi, and Martin Luther King for passive ways to end this hatred. Because the only other alternative is anger, violence, death and war. Is that what the Christians really want ? Is that what anyone really wants ? I hope not, because I have seen how long this violence can last. Not years, or even decades, but generations. There has to be a better way ! There just has to be !
Go with Odin's wisdom, Freyja's love, and Thor's protection !