I only ask that before someone gets an opinion about paganism...make sure it is a RESEARCHED Opinion, where you ask more than just those of the Christian religion about the beliefs of Pagans. Afterall, Pagans are much better at explaining their beliefs than those who do not practice their religion. :::Smiles::: Be fair in your judgements, and remember that it doesn't always have to be us against them, for we are all Brothers and Sisters in Humanity, even through our differing ideals and belief systems.
And a woman who held a babe against her bosom said, "Speak to us of Children."
And he said:
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts.
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as he loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.