This community is rather quiet.
In a private entry on my journal I noted that the Western World seems to be getting a bit more "conservative" in the post 9-11 era. Despite alleged scandal, George Bush was re-elected by a decent margin. Despite cries for a moderate from the Third World, the new Pope is a values conservative from Germany. If the Tories win in the UK, the pattern will be complete.
The more left-leaning pagans on my friends list - which is most of them, it seems -- appear to be writhing in agony or cowering in fear. Can't say this doesn't amuse me on some level. ;-)
In fact, the seething mass of hatred for anything remotely right-of-center or traditional in the wake of Bush & Ratzinger has caused me to leave most pagan forums. I'm convinced now more than ever that most of what we call paganism is nothing but a counter-culture protest against traditional and/or capitalist society.
Since my religion is basically dedicated to cultural traditionalism, I find most pagans to be in a completely different world from me. I feel more comfortable with conservative-leaning agnostics and Christians than I do with most self-described pagans who are on a counter-culture kick.
I'm wondering, do the rest of you ever feel this way?