Lately I’ve been consider the question of racism, ethnicity and Heathenry.
I’d like to start out by stating that I flat out reject the concept of ethnicity and racist beliefs inside the religion. Those who attach race to the practice are using religion for the purposes of political motivation.
However, there’s a problem. Sometimes I’ll run across an organization or an individual that has a web site or article that’s really good. As you read their web site, they clearly have racist views, but they’ll have information on there that is not racist that is fantastic.
So what do you do, throw the baby out with the bath water? Do you say “your a racist, therefore I disregard anything you have to say, no matter the topic?” Or do you say “You’re a racist, and I completely disagree with you on the issue of ethnicity and the religion, but I do think you have some interesting points/information/etc. on _____?”
Its a hard call, because I do see the explicit need to eliminate racist belief from the practice, but on the other hand, they may have something useful to say.
My $.02 on a Wednesday Morning.