A friend sent me an email about Pagans. Unfortunately most so-called "neo-Pagan" groups here in the U.S. are nothing more than a bunch of anything goes (except for racialism) hippies. They are just an outgrowth of the 1960's counter-culture who have turned to their own eccletic made-up version of paganism out of rebellion against the establishment. just as their own phoney religion tends to be a hodge-podge of their favorite bits of pieces of ideology which they have scrapped together from a wide array of various cultures, beliefs and traditions ranging from Judaic kabbalism, to Hindu ideas on karma & reincarnation, Egyptian mysticism, Greek & Roman mythology and Celtic folklore all mixed together to form a stinking Witch's brew. don't use the term Pagan because I want to have an excuse to smoke pot, wear exotic jewellery and costumes, or because I wish to sleep around as much as I want and never wash. I don't use the term to exchange the Christian "God" with a "Goddess" and hate men instead of women, like the Wiccans seem to do. That brings us to my next point. The "Wiccans" and other "Pagans" don't seem to understand that the worship of Mother Earth, the goddess, was first and foremost a fertility cult where making and raising (quality) children was seen as the most important task. Because of that the circles of Freya priestesses picked out the best man in the tribe to be their Freyr priest, because quality was what mattered the most, and naturally the best man could give them the best children. Because of that these chosen Freyr priests had several wives. The unhealthy children, the sick children, the weak or otherwise not ideal children were set out in the forest to be eaten by wolves. They didn't do this because they were poor, but because their natural religion dictated this.