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A Greater Heathen Community

By Swain Wodening

We often hear the phrase “the Heathen Community” implying that there is a community of all people that are Heathen. Is this really so?

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “community” as:

a unified body of individuals: as a : state, commonwealth b : the people with common interests living in a particular area; broadly : the area itself c : an interacting population of various kinds of individuals (as species) in a common location d : a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society e : a group linked by a common policy f : a body of persons or nations having a common history or common social, economic, and political interests g : a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society

Greater Heathenry certainly does not fit most definitions of “community.” We are not a state or commonwealth. We do not live in a particular area. We are not in a particular area and we do not live together. We are not a body of nations. The only definition that broadly applies could be g. “a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society.” Even then one might argue our interests are not professional.

Read the original article at: Swain Wodenings Blog

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