Getting it out there and not burning in the fires of hell

CUUPS, the Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans, has on its list of purposes and principles: “to affirm and promote… spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature”.

I like that. It says that we should be walking the walk as well as talking the talk. It says Active Druidry to me.

There’s a great discussion in the OBOD forum about the need to walk the walk. It is centred around the need to show that we are living or want to live in a way that is consistent with our values and beliefs.

All of my Druid friends do something in this vein. I would struggle to understand how they could call themselves a Druid if they did not attempt to honour the sacredness of Nature. But the OBOD discussion is more about how do we show others what can and should be done.

Yes, should be done. I don’t mean in a thou must… or you will burn in the fires of hell, but in a way that says we are part of Nature, Nature is sacred and we should honour her by not destroying her and us. Not destroying us… if we keep emitting CO2 the way we are doing then we will be burning in the fires of hell!

So let us show the world what we are about. Let us act in a way that honours that which is sacred. Let us speak truth to power. Let us demonstrate a better way of living. Let us be bold in the name of Druidry and of all Earth centred religions.


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