Look, I disagree with pretty much everything the institutional church teaches — as even a casual perusal of my blog should make clear — and yet when I watch stuff like this I can’t help but feel inspired:
There’s something there. They’re doing ritual right. And I think modern Pagans could learn a lot from those traditions, which is why I’ll never agree with the Sam Websters. I’m not saying to go out and directly emulate that (though you could certainly do a hell of a lot worse) but there’s a feeling that this stuff generates and I think that feeling is vital for true religion. And honestly — I don’t get that feeling from most Pagan rituals today, which is why I don’t have much to do with them.