Religion’s New Hope: the Revival of Tribal Indo-European Religion

If you give kids a gap in their lives, they will strive to fill it. This is the story of an educated baby boomer, Arielle Finberg, who set out to explore religion with completely free choice and little childhood indoctrination. She grew up to become a clergy member in the USA’s fastest-growing religious movement of the late twentieth century, often called “Neo-Paganism.”

Originally created as a reaction against organized Christian religion’s dogmatic and abusive stranglehold on children, kids during the counter-culture movement rebelled and tried to create something better, really believing that their version of an ancient religion could create love and freedom in a world poisoned by the big monotheisms.

But from the very beginning, Neo-Paganism included deliberate lies and delusions, and it wasn’t long before creative metaphor and joyful pretend were all taken as “gospel” by many in these new religious groups. Join Arielle Finberg as she describes her journey through the very real and relevant modern landscape of monism, duotheism, polytheism, ancestor worship, and nature spirits.

Bring your questions! If you are curious about what witches really are, why the Druids hang out at Stonehenge, or how the recent Eastern Europe riots have a Nationalist component based on a religious racist agenda, this is the time to ask!

This lecture is presented by the Sacramento Freethinkers, Atheists and Nonbelievers (FAN) and hosted by Kenneth E. Nahigian and Susan McL.

Event date: October 28, 2018
Doors open at noon; presentation begins at 1:00 p.m.
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