- Byzantine culture
- pipe organs
- science fiction
The first issue is Byzantine culture. From what I have seen on the Internet, many Slavic pagans strongly dislike Christianity for destroying their native cultures and their connection to the Gods and their ancestors, and the Christianity that exists in many Slavic countries (except some Catholic nations, such as Poland and Slovenia) was based on the Orthodox Church of the Byzantine Empire. Even though it has beautiful art, architecture, and things, their association with Christianity can make it a questionable issue.
The second thing is about pipe organs: I love the music that they make, such as from JS Bach, but because of their association with churches (and Christianity), I fear that they might be also troublesome due to Christianity's negative associations.
Thirdly, while science fiction may provide many interesting scenarios, many of them may tend to be unrealistic or influenced by strange beliefs (e.g. aliens, New Age, pop culture, etc.). Furthermore, even though some of them may look interesting for an amateur writer,
(e.g. "Gods controlling historical events, or divine intervention against a cruel empire",
"Leshii and rusalkas encountering aliens or robots, the latter of which threaten to destroy the forest",
"an alien race praying to Svetovid (or a similar deity) because of their adoption of an Earth culture"),
I sometimes worry that they may become offensive due to their messed-up depictions of the Slavic Native Faith and the Gods. Perhaps doing so would make them like those works based on pagan beliefs and their stories, reducing them to something "commercialised".
So, may I know, whether are any of these three acceptable for people who worship the Slavic Gods, or not? I dearly appreciate your reasons and advice.