A response to David Brooks New York Times 6/11/19 Op Ed
David Brooks is right to quote from the Tara Isabella Burton essay in The American Interest, “Wicca … is technically the fastest-growing religion in America.” But he misses the point.
Some crabs migrate based on the Moon. Oysters close. Worms mate. All these and so many more are ruled by the Moon. For billions of years, the Moon has changed life on Earth, and our Ancestors evolved in it’s light, looking up at, even worshiping, this unreachable goddess. Our gaze far exceeded our reach – until that momentous day 50 years ago, when Earth life strode on the Moon!
What objects do you find sacred? Being able to openly pledge based on what symbolizes the most high in our minds is a precious part of being free, and, it turns out, a moving statement about what is important.