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Desecration of a Pagan shrine
I am so incredibly angry I can barely type coherently. There has been yet another attack by monotheists on a Pagan shrine, this time in the Ukraine. This just sickens me. I have said before that as we, across the world, work to restore and revive our ancestral, polytheistic traditions there will be resistance. In this case, that resistance turned violent. It only highlights the necessity of beating back monotheistic dominance. For me, (and i speak for myself and my House here, not necessarily anyone associated with Witches and Pagans) it brings home that the monotheistic paradigm is a terrorist one. Freud, in his "Moses and Monotheism" posited that the beginning of religious intolerance started with the advent of monotheism. I concur. This is precisely what destroyed our ancestral traditions in the first place.
Nor is this the first attack this year on a Pagan site. Many months ago, an active shrine to the Roman Deities was attacked and its chief priest injured: http://krasskova.weebly.com/1/post/2011/10/vandalism-and-attacks-on-pagan-temples.html.
If this were an attack on a church you can believe it would be getting both better coverage, greater public outcry, and better response. Here's the link to this most recent atrocity:
Statue of Perun chopped down in Ukraine. http://oru.org.ua/index.php/component/content/article/304-ofitsijna-zayava-holovy-oru.html
Translation here: http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Foru.org.ua%2Findex.php%2Fcomponent%2Fcontent%2Farticle%2F304-ofitsijna-zayava-holovy-oru.html
So here is my prayer:
May Perun take vengeance on the perpetrators of this crime.
May the elemental powers turn against them.
May their ancestors forget their names.
May every person they encounter spit upon them
and deny them aid.
May the land itself rise up and revile them.
May they be cut off from every blessing.
May their health fail them.
May they nowhere find comfort and peace,
until by their hands this desecration is rectified a thousand fold.