Tenets


As part of my sorting season (Sorting Season) I was sorting out the files on the computer; deleting ones I didn’t want to keep and organising the rest into folders.  During it I came across a list of my tenets or beliefs.

I meant to go over these each Autumn Equinox, but I forgot about them.  However, I plan to do this as I may add new ones in.

1. Don’t believe or do things unless you know why – and “because we’ve always done it” or “because X does it” is not a reason.

2. Beliefs are not set in stone – experiences or talking with other people may change them.

3. Other people’s beliefs may be different from mine.  This does not necessarily mean they’re wrong.

4. Don’t try and convert people.

5. Scholarship is the backbone of my practice.  However, if the scholarship is not used, it is useless.

6. Paganism is not just something to be done at the weekends, it’s part of my life.

7. If you don’t know the answer, either go away and think about it and then come back to the person who asked the question and answer them or tell them you don’t know.

8. Be patient with newbies and people who are ignorant.

9. Always do what you say you will do, unless you forget, are prevented from doing so or have done it under duress.

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