Many neo-pagans resist scholarship because it destroys the fantasy.
“Every possible religion that ever was and is is the result of a cultural soup with borrowed elements from everywhere and there is no such thing as a pure, unique, and original religious background. It was like that in the past and it is like this nowadays.”
“Religions evolve, change, become better and that’s the way it should be, and not being stagnated. Clinging on to things that no longer makes sense, because whether you like it or not we are always in a constant state of evolution.“
- Arith Härger. “Ishtar is NOT Eostre – A Comment on Neo-Pagan Misconceptions.” YouTube <youtube.com>, Apr. 8. 2020.