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Apr 18, 2009

Unity?  Unity?

There probably are fewer words which have a definition more slippery than "Unity".  Especially where religion and spiritual matters are concerned, "unity" is one of those words batted around in some circles almost like patriotic words on a holiday that is patriotic in origin.  The problem is, "unity" seems to be a word that can have any number of meanings, depending on what is going on in the mind of the speaker.

So, what is unity?  Does it mean giving up your spiritual path for some supposed "greater good"?  Does it mean nitpicking, laughing at, and ostracizing those whose paths are at variance with the "authorized way" until they get themselves in line?  Does it mean "cafeteria spirituality" where you pick and choose which aspects of a path you will do?  Of course not!

As a matter of fact, if you have a tradition, you need to follow it.  That's one reason why some things might be all right if one person does it, but not if another does.  I am on a path that says that there are many paths, and so I say so.  Someone who is on a path in which there is supposed to be only one path is under a different set of rules.  Which does not mean that we can't give each other's paths mutual respect in the degree we would like to receive.  And there is the beginning.  And we can build from that.

And once we figure that out, there is no limit to what we can accomplish!

Blessed Be!


David Carron
over nine years ago

Heilsa!

I would very much be honored to hear as to what the \"one thing\" was that stopped you from sitting down at the Asatru table and ordering from that menu. (To run your analogy to the ground.)
Clearly, Mr. Odinson, you still have lots of connection and interest in the Norse Gods. :)

Obviously, this is a personal subject and you owe me nothing but it would mean a lot to me.

Wes Thu Hal
David Carron

Aidan Odinson
over nine years ago

It might not be an issue for someone else, so I\'d rather not publicize the issue. It\'s a case of my not wanting to make my path a block for someone else\'s.