Do Hellenic Polytheists hate the christians?

Stilian Ariston, July 10, 2013

Some people ask me if the Hellenes or the Hellenic polytheists hate the Christians. My answer has to be no. We are opposed to theocracies, ethnocides, evangelical agendas, the same applies to spiritual soft-dictatorships disguised as religions, and we are also opposed to the type of human being they have formed at the personal and collective level. Christianity acted in history as a bomb of cultural mass destruction, so we reject christianity, but we don’t the Christians. Yes, we want to overcome monotheism. But by that we mean that first we have to overcome monotheism in our own minds by changing our ethos, worldview and our categories of thinking, our imagination, in order to free our selves from the colonial mindset of the current dominant culture. 

We do not want to extinguish monotheism or to persecute other people with other worldviews. And we are also not against the christian faith, meaning that someone visits the church to light a candle and say a prayer to Jesus or to the «true god», for  we can distinguish between faith and the political agendas and institutions. In fact, many of our family members are christian. We have parents, brothers, grandparents, friends etc. who are christians. We don’t consider them being our enemies. We are not friends of christianity, true, but we are not opponents of christians who just want to be christians without persecuting others. So, we are «enemies» of theocracies and of the mentioned dictatorships, but we are not and won’t be the enemies of all christians, except of those who are fanatics, totalitarian and a threat to our freedom. 

I can not speak of course for every ethnic Hellene or Hellenist, but I know that many of them agree with me regarding this attitude towards the christians. Our goal is not to hate or fight against christianity, but to revitalize and protect Hellenism.