Separating the Teaching from the Teacher

So, this is first and foremost a Norse heathen blog about rage, anger and heathenry but I do not live in a vacuum and have ties to a lot of pagan groups (my wife is not heathen, for one).  It is prompted by the charges announced against a semi-prominent person yesterday.  I have never been a member of his tradition buy I know a number of them.

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/themediawitches/2014/03/prominent-pagan-arrested-for-child-porn/

I would concentrate as much on the Times Picayune article

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/03/new_orleans_man_booked_on_chil.html

I did actually meet this person a few times, although he made little impression on me.

I think the key thing to remember in cases like this, as I have learned painfully myself, is that we sometimes have to separate the teaching from the teacher.  Teaching, philosophy and spiritual truths are valid IN SPITE of the teacher.  Take what you can use, recognize how they have failed, and move on with your own path.

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