“Putting the Gods First”

In The Desert Of Seth

Some people believe we should “put the Gods first,” and I agree with them to a certain extent. I’ve been to a few Pagan meetups where I felt totally out of place for caring more about worshiping Gods than practicing Tarot or Reiki or crystal-gazing, so I know what it’s like to feel alienated on that level. However, I also think the phrase “putting the Gods first” has to be qualified somehow. The Gods are mighty and cosmic and much more powerful than humans, but They still have Their limitations, and They might not always be right about everything. Furthermore, there are some situations in which taking care of our own needs might be more important than appeasing any particular Deity. This matter is far more nuanced than some people would like to allow.

Consider the biblical tale of when Yahweh commanded Abraham to kill his son Isaac as a…

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