The horned god is demonized, and thus he weeps.
A very interesting perspective. I'm not sure demonization is better than nothing though... as I see it, demonization took advantage of a belief system that was already in place. It is debatable whether the Catholic religion could have become so widespread if it did not employ demonization. As I understand it, it was not simply a matter of 'stomping out' other beliefs. Change is inevitable, I agree with you there. Perhaps his tears are more poignant than they are truly sad; I suppose it depends on how the Pagans felt.
He should be glad he is even remembered considering the attitude of the Catholic Church in the middle ages and their tendency toward stomping out anything to do with other religions. Demonization is better than nothing. Besides, the forbidden fruit is always the sweetest. He can get plenty of worshippers by playing the part of the 'devil'. Change is inevitable. If you can't keep up with it and learn new roles, you get left behind. Even if you're a god...
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