David_Reale, you're right, i forgot to think of these countries, i apologyze for my mistake.
Toraylin, yes it was really a pity for them and their developement. When child, i've almost always been an "outsider" too, both because of
ostracism, and after some time because of my own choice. But i think, as you've pointed out, that in the long term it has also helped me a lot,
because (considering just the practical advantages) if it hadn't been so, probably now i wouldn't be as indipendent as i am now.
Suzy i mean no offense to you, bu i think you're thinking in a "two color" way, without considering the many gradients that can be found between
the black and the white. Reading between the lines, i think you're saying something like "Christians are good, pagans are evil".
Unluckly, i must totally disagree with you: not every Christian is good, and not every pagan is evil. I know many Christians who aren't exactly as
kind and clean as they should be; on the other hand, i know some pagans too, and i have to say they are excellent people (i'm pagan too, and i don't
think i'm a bad guy... usually
About the "natural" thing, i'm not saying it's necessarily right or wrong, i'm just saying it is, at the moment, unavoidable. Plain and simple.
Human kind hasn't yet evolved enough to live in a "better" way: human kind, right now, has taken all the violent aspects of nature, and deranged
them in huge aberrations. Some examples? An animal kills only for self defence or to feed itself; humans kill for pleasure, fun, sadism, jealousy,
wrath, money, power and i could go on and on... animals are capable of "self ruling" according to the environment in which they are, while humans
damage and destroy the natural balance of their environment.
As far as i see it, we are animals too, we have the same instincts (survival of the fittest is a rule of life, that affects every lifeform: for
instance, our medical knowledge compensates our minor resistance to wounds, atmospherical agents and so on, allowing us to be fit and survive; without
it, death rate would be much higher, and there wouldn't be as many grown people as there are now), and are bound to the same rules as the other
I'm not saying this to justify, also because we can always choose whether to follow instinct or not; i'm saying this to understand. If someone
understands the basis of a problem, then a possible solution might come up. And when speaking of humans, IMHO the matter is far more complex than a
simple good vs. evil. There are many more elements.
Just consider one last thing: magick can heal or harm. Choice is up to us.
And even if you aren't aware of it, you're a magick user, too, and use it almost every day