Beltaine is an ancient Celtic festival which is admittedly pagan. I posted it only to celebrate my Celtic heritage. I assure you that I do not endorse the (bloodthirsty) practices of my ancient Celtic forebears. Nor do I endorse the co-option of Beltaine by modern Wiccans, druids, or new-agers.
Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)
posted on 05/01/2012 8:10:14 AM PDT
(HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
interesting. i said the St Michael the Archangel prayer to counter it after looking at the pic ; )
posted on 05/01/2012 8:20:59 AM PDT
To: ConorMacNessa; xsmommy
The early Church was wisely gung ho on adopting pagan festival days for Christian celebrations to win converts-Samhain, Saturnalia, Vernal Equinox, etc.
My first husband and I knew a couple who claimed to be wiccan when my daughter was little. Their daughter went to the same Catholic kindergarten as ours, though, so we figured they were just being “new age” because it was 70’s fashionable, and he taught at a liberal university.
The parents were vegans, but wisely put meat on the table for their 2 small kids. The guy was a professor of music theory at Trinity U and the woman was a science teacher, but was staying home to raise the kids. they were nice enough, but weird...
posted on 05/01/2012 9:51:51 AM PDT
("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw hard line"...)
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