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Neo-Pagan Modern Thoughts On Society

A long, long, long time ago, in a country not so different than our own, a family unit was composed of Daddy, Mommy, and children of any denomination, with the occasional pet thrown in for good measure. This was the ideal image of the modern family and all families around the country (some even thought the world) were to live up to this image and exemplify it as best they could.

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A long, long, long time ago, in a country not so different than our own, a family unit was composed of Daddy, Mommy, and children of any denomination, with the occasional pet thrown in for good measure. This was the ideal image of the modern family and all families around the country (some even thought the world) were to live up to this image and exemplify it as best they could.

A family of Springer SpanielsThis was the “Leave It To Beaver” style of family and in the scheme of the planet it was actually very short lived. Only a few generations knew families in this fashion. Prior to this LITB family unit, a family could be composed of so much more including: multiple wives, concubines, extended relatives living in close unity, fathers and mothers wedded to their own brothers and sisters, fathers and mothers wedded to their own children for that matter. And actually, these previous family units lasted much longer than our modern 20th century unit. In fact, many, many generations.

So how is our current modern family composed? What makes up our unit of relativity?

The current family is composed of the most diverse conglomeration in the history of the world and can actually differ from state to state, not to mention country to country.

Surely, some families are still composed of daddy, mommy, children and the occasional pet. But more commonly, families are including extended relatives, one daddy and children, one mommy and children, unmarried opposite sex partners with children, same sex partners with children, daddy with several mommys, and a growing family that chooses to have no children at all and yet still be considered a family.

With such a diverse family unit composition why are so many people still afraid of the family unit that does not closely resemble their own? Is it only because it is different and odd to them? Does the opposite family propose any threat to their contrary unit?

We need to celebrate our different family units. We also need to consider all family units as equal and protected by our divine rights as brothers and sisters in the greater family of humanity. Different is good. Different is modern. Different is the mark of evolution at its core meaning!

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