This will be another post about Fate. As I described in a previous post, Fate does exist and Pagans obviously do believe in Fate. Fate is almighty, nothing can escape its Fate. Fate is eternal, everything that happens in this world will repeat itself, it has never started and will never end. So the question is, what is, if the god, to whom the Jews, Christians and Muslims pray, is actually nothing but Fate? What would make them different from us Pagans? Are they Pagans aswell then? Are we Hebrews* then? The answer is a clear No!
*: Hebrews = Jews, Christians, Muslims
The difference is following: We have not only Fate, but also all the other gods. Hebrews don’t have them. This actually means that Hebrews are indeed Pagans, but inclomplete pagans, who only believe in Fate without the other gods. Now, who exactly are these other gods? These other gods are we humans ourselves.
I often imagine our world as a smithy. Hebrews think that Fate alias God is the smith and that they are the metal. Atheists think that there is no smith at all and that they are independent metal, because they don’t believe into anything, so they therefore also cannot believe in Fate and that everything is predetermined. We Pagans know that fate is the smith, everything that happens is the metal and we, the gods, are the hands of the smith, so we are not free from any kind of Fate, as atheists think, we are not slaves of Fate, as Hebrews think, but we are acting parts of Fate.
Atheists and Hebrews are incomplete pagans. Atheists do not see themselves as slaves, but they also do not recognise that everything in the world has its order and meaning within a higher system (or rhythm) which is Fate. Hebrews recognise this, but they see themselves as slaves of it and not as part of it.
It is all a question between free will and determinism. Atheists only have free will. Hebrews only have determinism. We Pagans have both!
Someone who does not believe in Fate has lost all meaning in live. Without Fate there is no truth, because if the things that happen are not predetermined, they could have happened another way and this means that there is no past and no future and eventually no time at all. So either they do not believe in truth and time or they do so, but fail to deduce that this means also that Fate exists. Both isn’t very intelligent. All in all not believing in Fate is a form of anarchism, it is believing that trully impossible things are possible, which is simply wrong.
Someone, who does believe in Fate and that we are not part of it but manipulated by it, can do everything and excuse it with Fate. He can rape and kill children and then afterwards say: “It was not my fault, it was determined by Fate anyway, so it was a good deed!”. He also lost all meaning in live, because he anything he will do will be caused by Fate anyway, so he could also just kill himself or lie down and wait for death.
Someone who does believe in Fate and sees himself as a part of Fate like the hands of a smith, has really found the meaning of live. Everything is predetermined, but by whom? By us. We cannot rape and kill children and then say, that it was not our fault and anyway determined by Fate, because we ourselves are parts of Fate.
So, do we Pagans believe in the Hebrew god? No, the Hebrews believe in the pagan concept of Fate, but they twisted it.