Community, Foundations, and Thoughts

Originally posted on Of Axe and Plough:

From the accounts that crop up across the internet, we’ve seen that when folks get off the internet they tend to be more cordial with each other. Maybe even friendly! And they certainly act within enough courtesy and accord to each other that they could be – theoretically – operational in the same local community, even if they did not personally like or were otherwise ambivalent towards each other. An example of this is the recent Polytheist Leadership Conference, where people with differing views were able to come together and have a successful meet up to discuss the themes that were important to them.

For full disclosure: I was not available to attend the PLC. If I’m in the region next time it is being held (Spring 2016) I’m planning on doing so

The solution to all the ills of this online community isn’t necessarily to meet face to face…

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