Currently, I’m a student in college studying for a Biology degree. However, my story doesn’t end simply there. I’m also a polytheistic pagan. Yeah, you read that right, I’m a STEM student who believes in a multitude of Gods and no I don’t find either conflicting with each other. Science is the study of the natural world and the physical laws that go along with it. Gods on the other hand are supernatural and are outside the realm of what science can perceive. So, science can not prove nor disprove the existence of the Gods, it’s simply based on the premise of faith and anecdotal evidence that, to me at least, the Gods exist. I do not speak for anyone else involved in the science field nor for any other pagans out there. This is solely my beliefs.
Now, lets get to what I’m really writing about. As many people know there’s going to be a country wide March for Science this Saturday. This is very very very very VERY important since we have an anti-science government in power in the US of A. They deny climate change specifically, which has been proven conclusively with over a thousand peer reviewed paper on the subject. The science behind climate change is literally being tossed out the window by the Trump Administration and being replaced with anti-science nonsense that is wholly backed by companies mainly in the fossil industries. Really, that shouldn’t be too surprising in the least. What else do you expect from a businessman? I believe it’s important that everyone get out, everyone who gives a damn about our planet whether you are pagan, atheist, agnostic or even Christian (you guys actually have some verses in the Bible that states pollution is shunned b your Gods), should be out there marching with scientists. There is an app for Android devices called March for Science that will help find you the nearest march. It’s for Free so there should be no reason not to download this app.
Science is the only forward for our species. The quest for knowledge, especially among pagans, is paramount. Odin sacrificed Himself for knowledge of the Runes and ultimately his eye for wisdom. Perhaps we all should be like Odin except without the dramatics of self sacrifice of body parts, but rather sacrificing our time in our lives to devote to obtaining new knowledge no matter how daunting it may seem. In the the end, the knowledge gained through hard work and research is far more fulfilling.
So I hope that the march will be successful in forcing the Trump Administration to avert its ridiculous war on science and that soon scientists will be running for public office to exact change from within. Hel, maybe once I get my degree, do some time in a lab, I’ll run for public office one day. We’ll see.
Brightest Blessings to all out there and have a great Yggdrasil Day (Earth Day)!!
I consider myself pretty much an environmentalist. I recycle as much as possible, I try and buy stuff that is of post-consumer recycled stuff and I support those organizations that try and preserve what’s left of Nature. However, when I see this shit from filthy rich corporate fat cats like Sir RIchard Branson I can’t help but laugh. He, along with Tim Cook of Apple, are telling those who deny global warming to piss off in a way. Well, let’s start with Apple that has it’s shit built over in China that has a sever lack of workers rights at these Apple plants to the point where Chinese Apple workers are committing suicide. Enough said, Tim Cook, how about you fix the problems over there or else shut the fuck up! Help humans have a better work environment before you start telling global warming deniers to drop your stock.
Now, Sir Richard Branson, what is this nonsense about global warming when you sure as hell aren’t positing any solutions! 7.1 million metric tons of CO2 are belched out of your fucking airlines and yet you have the audacity to tell global warming deniers to piss off? Go to Hel you pompous blowhard! How about taking the initiative instead of being a foul hypocrite! Hop off that lofty saddle of indignation you have yourself on and come back down to Earth. You have a boat load of money (or more adequately boat loads of money) to stuff into green projects. Stop being an asshole and do something already! Get your airlines greened up and then talk like the elitists you are, you corporate piece of shit!
I get sick and tired of these higher than thou CEOs who preach a good game, but rarely practice what they preach. We need to start holding these idiots accountable for theirs words in comparison to their actions instead of cheerleading these fat headed freaks of nature who enjoy hearing the sound of their voices.