Saturday, March 23, 2013
Why do so many rational Pagans embrace unprovable things?
Why are there so many modern, 21st Century, rational Pagans involved with something that has so many unprovable aspects. And mind you, I don't meant this in a negative way. I am involved, and believe in many unprovable aspects. But I'd like to hear some of your explanations.
We believe in, pray to, and have close relationships with beings that the mainstream would consider as fictional creatures of myth. We believe that crystals, oils, herbs, rituals and spells can have an impact on reality. And we believe that either the divine realm, our our divine center, can maniuplate cards, runes and pendulums to communicate with us.
Have you taken a leap of faith? Do you just have a strong sense that these beings and things are real and valid? Have you actually experienced these beings and witnessed unquestionable proof of magical objects and activities? Do you give the universe the benefit of the doubt? Are you both rational and spiritual, but the spiritual side has won? Have you seen the effects of pure materialism and rationalism on the society and yourself and realize both are found wanting? Have you figured our senses are so limited and assume there just has to be stuff beyond our senses?