And The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen (_redpanda_) wrote in metaquotes,
And The Clocks Were Striking Thirteen

Not a funny quote, but I liked it...

The most attractive thing about old, ancient paganism, I think, is the fallibility of Gods. Zeus with an eye for everything in a skirt, Thor as dim as any frat boy but good-natured - the idea that Gods are more like us than not has great comfort. Gods like that...I can see the appeal in the sagas or Homer's verse - the idea that they might come in one day out of the rain, sit by the fire. I think that way of looking at the world has passed forever, though. New pagans - Wiccans, Witches, I don't know the current term - their resurrected deities are too big, too abstract. Ironically much more like the God of the Book.

-- doqz
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