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  • The Scholars and the Goddess

    05/12/2014 11:16:41 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jan 2001 | Charlotte Allen
    Wicca, sometimes known as the Goddess movement, Goddess spirituality, or the Craft, appears to be the fastest-growing religion in America. Thirty years ago only a handful of Wiccans existed. One scholar has estimated that there are now more than 200,000 adherents of Wicca and related "neopagan" faiths in the United States, the country where neopaganism, like many formal religions, is most flourishing. Wiccans—who may also call themselves Witches (the capital W is meant to distance them from the word's negative connotations, because Wiccans neither worship Satan nor practice the sort of malicious magic traditionally associated with witches) or just plain...
  • Hitler's Neopaganism and Anti-Christianity

    01/15/2014 2:25:15 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 12 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 January 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The deliberate lie in the matter of religion was introduced into the world by Christianity... Let it not be said that Christianity brought man the life of the soul, for that evolution was in the natural order of things... The best thing is to let Christianity die a natural death... When understanding of the universe has become widespread... Christian doctrine will be convicted of absurdity... Christianity has reached the peak of absurdity... And that's why someday its structure will collapse... The only way to get rid of Christianity is to allow it to die little by little... Christianity is...
  • Fall of Mankind

    06/20/2012 3:02:36 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 67 replies
    Renew America ^ | June 20, 2012 | Linda Kimball
    “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18 In “Against the Heathen,” early Church Father Athanasius reveals that pride and haughtiness preceded man’s fall into idolatry and paganism. A haughty spirit led them to make light of higher things, and deliberately disregarding what they knew to be true they began to seek in preference things in the lower or natural dimension. Thus they fell into worship of self, sexual pleasures and acquisition of status and things to the living God and higher things. The truth as to evil said Athanasius, “….is that it originates, and...
  • Christian 'Glee' Star: Acceptance of Homosexuality Not a Contradiction to Faith

    09/10/2011 7:14:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 133 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 09/09/2011 | Gina E. Ryder
    Actress Kristin Chenoweth is a self-identifying Christian who has sparked controversy by speaking out about her support of the gay community in an interview with lesbian and gay publication The Advocate. The LBGT publication asked the TV and theater star: "What would you ask people who cite Christianity as their justification for passing laws that discriminate against people?" Chenoweth replied, "I would ask, 'What would Jesus do?' It sounds so cliché and Pollyanna-ish, but I have a feeling if he were on the earth today, he wouldn't be walking around saying, 'You’re going to hell' and 'You're wrong, you're wrong,...
  • Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism

    05/09/2011 11:11:10 AM PDT · by bronxville · 99 replies
    Integrated Catholic Life ^ | March 10, 2011 | Dr. Peter Kreeft
    Comparing Christianity and the New Paganism The most serious challenge for Christianity today isn't one of the other great religions of the world, such as Islam or Buddhism. Nor is it simple atheism, which has no depth, no mass appeal, no staying power. Rather, it's a religion most of us think is dead. That religion is paganism — and it is very much alive. Paganism is simply the natural gravity of the human spirit, the line of least resistance, religion in its fallen state. The "old" paganism came from the country. Indeed, the very word "paganism" comes from the Latin...
  • President Tells Pope How to Reform Church (No, not that president)

    06/16/2010 10:00:21 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 2 replies · 230+ views
    TFP ^ | 6/10/2010 | Luiz Sérgio Solimeo
    A rather unexpected voice just joined the chorus of the liberal media outcry over sex scandals among some Catholic clergymen: none other than Evo Morales, Bolivia’s socialist and neopagan president. A Neopagan Socialist... Indeed, Mr. Morales, leader of the Movement to Socialism, figured he should teach the Pope how things in the Church ought to be run. For those who may not know, he was inaugurated President of Bolivia in 2006 using indigenous pagan rituals.1 The Bolivian newspaper Los Tiempos, of Cochabamba (6/20/2006), described the ceremony: “Evo Morales assumed political power with a spectacular display of religious rituals alluding to...
  • Churches are paying closer attention to connection between humans and animals

    06/07/2010 12:07:51 PM PDT · by Borges · 47 replies · 60+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 06/07/10 | Lisa Black
    Factory farming, green living among topics sparking discussion Animal advocates gain ground in religious circles In Genesis, the Lord created animals, said they were good and then gave man permission to eat them. While not a universal belief, many Christians traditionally have embraced a biblical stance on animals as a source of companionship, food and labor, but not much else. "We know from the Bible that God created animals, he cares about them intimately and he wants us to care about them," said Ben DeVries, 30, of Kenosha, Wis., who started a blog, "Not One Sparrow," to encourage his conservative...
  • Observance of Wiccan New Year Ends in Religious Discrimination Suit

    10/26/2009 3:35:43 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 33 replies · 1,856+ views
    Workforce Management ^ | October 23, 2009 | Jeremy Smerd
    Last Halloween, Gina Uberti took vacation days to celebrate the Wiccan new year in Salem, Massachusetts, the town infamously known for the witch trials of 1692 that ended with the hanging of 14 women. Less than a month after Uberti took part in the festivities of Samhain, one of the holiest days in the Wiccan calendar, she was fired from her job as a district sales manager for Bath & Body Works.
  • The Devil's False Promise of Happiness

    11/05/2008 7:27:11 AM PST · by GonzoII · 10 replies · 570+ views
    TFP ^ | Updated Monday, May 26 2008
    We are far from belittling the benefits that civilization and culture provide. Nonetheless, by a monstrous deviation caused by neopaganism, we live in an age where civilization and culture rouse insatiable appetites and ambitions in men and artificial pleasures that destroy the Christian sense of austerity and sacrifice.
  • Neopaganism growing quickly

    06/27/2008 1:15:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies · 131+ views
    Denver Post ^ | June 26, 2008 | Electa Draper
    Pagan John Roesch of Wheat Ridge conducts a ritual. (Evan Semon, Special to The Denver Post) Give them that old-time religion — ancient religion — and then watch an exploding population of modern pagans give it contemporary twists. Their numbers roughly double about every 18 months in the United States, Canada and Europe, according to the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance. Neopaganism, whether a careful reconstruction of ancient practice or a completely modern interpretation of ancient lore, is now among the country's fastest-growing religions. People, especially teens, are rejecting what they see as the "autocracy, paternalism, sexism, homophobia and...
  • Caption this 'Funeral For The Earth' in Edmonton (leftist climate change kooks alert)

    12/11/2007 5:33:34 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 38 replies · 84+ views
    Flickr Photos ^ | 12/10/07 | raise my voice
    It's just not a hippie protest unless someone is banging on a drum.Likewise for the white boy-with-dreadlocks.
  • Pagans descend on Lakeville to celebrate equinox (Massachusetts)

    09/13/2007 12:14:04 PM PDT · by Renfield · 28 replies · 633+ views
    South Coast Today ^ | 9-10-07 | Don Cuddy
    David W. Oliveira/Standard-Times special Participants do the sprial dance , symbolizing the journey to inner discovery, part of the Pagan Pride Festival in Lakeville. LAKEVILLE — Drums pounded, witches danced and smudge wands wafted the aroma of burning sage and lavender on the afternoon breeze. It was Pagan Pride Day on Sunday and the gathering drew a diverse crowd that included musicians, spiritual practitioners, herbalists, crafters and the simply curious to Ted Williams camp. Admission to the all-day event was free but all who attended were asked to contribute a non-perishable food item for local food pantries. "It's been a...
  • The New New Left

    02/28/2007 4:37:47 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 704+ views
    commentarymagazine.com ^ | February 28, 2007 | David Pryce-Jones
    One of the strangest features of the contemporary political landscape is the convergence everywhere of the Left with Muslim jihadis and extremists. Those who once protested against the installation of cruise missiles in Western Europe, say, now demonstrate against the war on terror. Those who praised the Soviet Union as peace-loving are now busy signing petitions and publishing articles to the effect that Iran's nuclear program and nuclear weapons (if it comes to that) are a third-world success and nothing to worry about. Anti-Americanism has made bedfellows of people whose world views and values are ostensibly incompatible. David Horowitz was...
  • Is environmentalism the new religion? (with 'Must See' Illustration!)

    02/10/2007 8:10:32 AM PST · by GMMAC · 64 replies · 3,773+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Saturday, February 10, 2007 | Joseph Brean
    The green fervour Is environmentalism the new religion?Joseph Brean, National Post Published: Saturday, February 10, 2007 In his new book Apollo’s Arrow, ambitiously subtitled The Science of Prediction and the Future of Everything, Vancouver-based author and mathematician David Orrell set out to explain why the mathematical models scientists use to predict the weather, the climate and the economy are not getting any better, just more refined in their uncertainty. What he discovered, in trying to sketch the first principles of prophecy, was the religious nature of modern environ-mentalism. This is not to say that fearing for the future of...
  • Evangelizing in a 'Post Pagan' Culture

    03/14/2006 6:26:11 PM PST · by Coleus · 6 replies · 491+ views
    CERC ^ | July 2001 | Fr. Anthony Mastroeni, J.D., S.T.L., S.T.D,
    We need to have some of that sense of urgency of St Paul who said, "Woe is me if I do not preach the Gospel." The aim is not simply to win arguments, but to win hearts. The best way to conquer your "enemy" is to make him your friend. Few people see the turn of a century and fewer still the turn of a millennium as we have. Sad to say, many of those who were privileged to experience this awesome shift of time did not take note of the reason for it all. Very few realised it was...
  • Jordan Says Israel Has No Religious Right to Jerusalem

    09/23/2005 6:39:55 AM PDT · by jonatron · 59 replies · 1,564+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 09:50 Sep 22, '05 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Responding angrily to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's United Nations General Assembly address, Jordan's Royal Committee for Jerusalem Affairs blasted both the address and the United Nations. The official Jordanian body referred to Sharon's statements documenting the Jewish People's historic right to Jerusalem as untrue, calling it "full of lies and untruths," questioning how the international body permits a "war criminal" to make "false claims" regarding the holy city.