We were recently informed of a very important video that's currently circulating throughout the internet. The video is presented by Rev. Derrek Younger and discusses what Paganism really IS vs. what Paganism IS NOT. Everyone of every faith should view this video. Not only does it dispel many of the myths and misconceptions about Paganism, but helps set the record straight for so many people who have such inaccurate views about the subject.
In addition to his Demystifying Paganism video, Rev. Younger has also produced several other video sermons discussing other aspects of faith. The links to the videos are listed below along with a link to Rev. Derrek Younger's website.
The following quote is Rev. Younger's statement of Faith and Credentials from his website: "I do not adhere to any denomination of any religion. I practice a variety of things from multiple religions. I consider every religion valid in its own right and that is what I try to promote in the videos I release. I am every religion I have ever or, will ever encounter throughout my life. Since I cannot put a name to it, when asked, I simply say this:
I am the same religion as Yeshua, Buddha, Zoroaster, Krishna, Gandhi and every other Prophet and Philosopher who has come or will come. None of these adhered to the religions of their ancestors and none of them were a follower of the religions that sprang from their pupils. IE, Yeshua could not be considered a "Christian" and Buddha, could not be considered a "Buddhist"
I am ordained through three entities. The Church of Spiritual Humanism, The Universal Life Church and Universal Ministries. I obtained ordination through these entities in order to be legally recognized and obtain all the rights and privileges of a minister. Some do not see these entities as legitimate, because as some have said "they will ordain anyone". This, I suppose, is true. However, I do not see that as a fault of the entity but a strength. The fault, if any, is with the individual who does not or will not take the responsibility seriously. That person has not lessened the validity of the organization, but the validity of him/herself.
Secondly, I obtained ordination from these entities, because had I gone to a denominational church, they would not have ordained me unless I adhered to their doctrine/dogma, some of which I do not believe, and would have been forced to lie in order to obtain said ordination, furthermore, my credentials would soon be removed for preaching what I do.
Rev. Derrek Younger" Please try to watch the Demystifying Paganism video, it's well worth your time and it's also important enough to send to friends, family, coworkers or anyone else you feel might benefit from this very educational video.