I have no problem with this. I personally don’t see the need for a particular place to worship as I find God to be everywhere equally, but I understand how some need a church, synagogue, temple or outdoor “worship center” and prefer a particular place to practice their spirituality.
I do however have a problem with the L.A. Times stating that pagans are “followers of an ancient religion that generally does not worship a single god.” Depends on your Pagan. However, most of those who worship multiple deities by name would probably argue that there is a central single force behind all of those gods. Judeo-Christians call them angels, Pagans call them gods. You say to-may-to I say to-mah-to. But the L.A. Times has often been a paper full of idiots, so this isn’t a major point.
What I do find a major point is that it cost $80,000. Are you insane? Look at it.
It’s some stones and concrete. A few bricks. They’re in goddamn Colorado the whole thing is nothing but stone. That means they should only have had to pay for the concrete and the bricks. That’s maybe a $1,000. And then there’s the work hours. First off, the pagan students at the Air Force Academy should have volunteered their weekends to put this together…and the more open-minded Christians should have helped. But if you have to get outside workers, low bid the thing. That’s maybe a couple thousand more if you do it right. That’s maybe another 4 grand…20 if you have to hire useless union workers. It should not have cost more than $5,000 to put something like that together…and even with all the absolute bullshit and waste of government spending that should not have cost more than $40,000….but look at that. Eighty Thousand. Are you kidding me.
This isn’t a story about pagans, if it was it would be very boring. This is a story about government waste. And the pagan students are not doing themselves any favors by allowing themselves to be tied to this travesty.