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  • Druid witch stabbed by neighbour angry at his noisy pagan rituals

    05/11/2018 6:39:23 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 10 May 2018 • 5:11pm
    Mrs Denyer, 52, armed herself with an umbrella which she used to hit the bearded druid over the head with while her 56-year-old husband had grabbed a carving knife from the kitchen and made a "short jab" with it towards his victim. Because Mr Bennett weighs 22 stone and has a "big belly" the blade didn't penetrate his abdomen and he suffered superficial injuries. A court heard the Denyers had never been in trouble with the police before the incident in Alderholt, Dorset. Denyer, a lorry driver, and his wife, denied charges of unlawful wounding but were found guilty following...
  • This Strange, Wooden Idol Is Twice as Old as Egyptian Pyramids

    04/30/2018 7:05:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | April 28, 2018 | Laura Yan
    Scientists discovered a strange, tall, humanoid wooden figure under four meters of peat in a Russian bog. The figure, dubbed the Shirgir Idol (after the bog where it was found), is more than twice as old as the Egyptian pyramids. Gold miners stumbled upon pieces of the wooden figure in 1894. 100 years later, radiocarbon dating helped researchers trace the sculpture back some 9,900 years, which made it the oldest monumental sculpture in the world. The most recent analysis of the idol, published in Antiquity journal, pegged the figure at about 11,500 years old.
  • UK Prisons Recruit ‘Pagan Chaplains’ on Ł30k-a-Year Salaries

    03/02/2018 5:35:20 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/27/18 | Victoria Friedman
    The Ministry of Justice is recruiting pagan chaplains to provide “religious care” at prisons across the country – with annual salaries of up to Ł29,ooo – despite many of the recruiting prisons facing guard shortages, Islamic extremist inmates, and drug epidemics. “The job holder will provide for the religious care of prisoners and staff in the Pagan faith tradition and appropriate pastoral care for all irrespective of faith or tradition,” one job description for a role covering Dartmoor, Channings Wood, and Exeter prisons reads. Applicants would be expected to “lead open ritual, officiate in Rites of Passage, and run workshops...
  • Ways to bury the statue

    12/26/2017 4:27:32 PM PST · by ealgeone · 89 replies
    St Joseph - House for Sale ^ | unknown | unknown
    Saint Joseph has helped thousands of people to sell their homes and other real estate. The biggest part of this help is to give you faith in Saint Joseph and yourself; the belief that you now will sell your house with the help and blessing of St Joseph. So if you need help to sell your real estate or another house please read more on our St Joseph Statue homepage.St Joseph is mostly common buried upside down facing the house. Some say that this tradition goes back from what is called the “degradation of the saints”. At that time the...
  • Return To The Past - Ancient Pagan Gods Being Honored Around The U.S., World

    12/13/2017 4:14:02 PM PST · by Maudeen · 33 replies
    Prophecy News Watach ^ | 12/13/2017 | WND.com
    They're doing it again! The same group that recreated the Roman triumphal arch that once welcomed travelers to the Temple of Baal is now honoring another pagan deity. The United Arab Emirates, the Italian mission to the United Nations and the Institute for Digital Archeology have re-created a statue of the goddess Athena which once stood in Palmyra, according to Breaking Israel News. Though Athena was venerated as a goddess of reason, she was also known as "Athena Promachos," a war goddess, and the re-created statue features her holding a spear. The exhibit, titled "The Spirit In the Stone," is...
  • More students, young Americans turn to paganism

    10/31/2017 5:43:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 31, 2017 | John Paul Ferguson
    As millennials continue to leave traditional Christian religions, interest in Wiccan and pagan practices have seen increased interest in recent years, a trend also spotted among young people and on college campuses.
  • Were the Pagan Gods Actually Demons? The Scriptural View and Why It Matters

    07/07/2016 6:50:38 AM PDT · by Salvation · 82 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 07-06-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Were the Pagan Gods Actually Demons? The Scriptural View and Why It Matters Msgr. Charles Pope • July 6, 2016 • There is a tendency for us to simplistically dismiss the gods of the ancient world as mere figments of human imagination, but the biblical approach is a bit more complex than that.To be clear, at no time in the Scriptures were these gods ever acknowledged to be gods in any true sense of the word. There is only one God and He is the LORD.Consider the following text by St. Paul:For although there may be so-called gods in...
  • Jeremy Christian’s Facebook Page: Posts You Need to Read (Screenshots: hates "monotheists," HC & DT)

    05/29/2017 11:21:50 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | 5/27/17 | Paul Farrell
    Accused murderer Jeremy Christian offered a window into his world view during his bizarre and at times racist Facebook posts. Cops in Portland say that Christian, 35, slit the throats of two good Samaritans who were trying to stop him from abusing two Muslim women. The horror unfolded on board a MAX light-rail train as it pulled into the Hollywood Transit Center on the afternoon of May 27. According to online records, Christian, 35, is being held without bail at the Multnomah County Detention Center. He's facing charges of aggravated murder and attempted murder. The abuse and attack happened on...
  • Ayyadurai is no Ordinary Senate Candidate

    04/10/2017 9:22:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Shiva Ayyadurai is an entrepreneur, MIT graduate, Donald Trump-supporting Indian-born immigrant and U.S. citizen hoping that his outsider status will carry him to the U.S. Senate. A Republican, Ayyadurai declared on social media several weeks ago that he intends to challenge for Sen. Elizabeth Warren's seat in the 2018 election. He filed official paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on March 17. Warren, a Democrat, is a former Harvard Law School professor who defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Scott Brown in the 2012 election. In a Monday meeting with editors of The Sun, Ayyadurai portrayed himself as a "21st-century senator" with...
  • DeVos irony: NBC News discovers that liberal homeschoolers do exist

    02/11/2017 6:03:33 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 41 replies
    GetReligion ^ | February 10, 2017 | Terry Mattingly
    Back in the days of intense Harry Potter warfare, I wrote an "On Religion" column in which a very articulate mother explained why she was seriously considering homeschooling her child. First of all, she said it was clear that her local public schools didn't take religion all that seriously. A kind of watered-down faith was OK, but she was sure that her family's intense religious beliefs and traditions would clash with the culture in nearby schools. She didn't want to have to compromise her family's beliefs in order to fit in. Then there those omnipresent books about a certain young...
  • For First Time, A Hindu Priest For Donald Trump’s National Prayer Service

    01/22/2017 10:17:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Top Yaps ^ | January 22, 2017 | Aseem Gaurav Sharma
    A Hindu priest was among various religious leaders who offered prayers at the National Prayer Service of US President Donald Trump on January 21. This is probably the first time a Hindu priest has been called for services at the national prayer service of the presidential inauguration. Narayanachar L. Digalakota from the popular Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland offered prayers at the National Prayer Service at the Washington National Cathedral. Digalakota was joined by by Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Priest Bishop Harry Jackson, and Carlyle Begay to offer prayers for those who govern. The tradition of an inaugural...
  • NYPD Will Allow Sikh Officers to Wear Turbans and Grow Beards in Policy Change

    The New York Police Department is allowing Sikh officers to wear full turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long as required by their religion. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced the change in policy Wednesday following a graduation ceremony for new recruits surrounded by officers wearing navy blue turbans kept in place with police brass, CNN reported. “We want to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, and I think this is going to go a long way to help us with that,” O’Neill said. “It’s a major change in our uniform...
  • Thousands gather at Stonehenge to celebrate the shortest day of the year

    12/21/2016 7:43:29 AM PST · by Freemeorkillme · 16 replies
    Express UK ^ | 12-21-2016 | Staff
    THOUSANDS of people, including pagans and druids dressed in traditional clothing, gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the shortest day of the year. PUBLISHED: 12:28, Wed, Dec 21, 2016 | UPDATED: 13:34, Wed, Dec 21, 2016 4 StonehengeGETTY Thousands of people have gathered at Stonehenge to celebrate the shortest day of the year Spectators gazed up at the sky to witness the beginning of the winter solstice, the point at which the North Pole is tilted 23.5 degrees away from the sun. Some people offered prayers to gods, while others sounded trumpets, drums and other musical instruments. Visitors were seen rejoicing...
  • Witness: Man shot, killed in Chicago after argument about politics

    09/26/2016 5:49:04 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    CBS ^ | September 26, 2016
    CHICAGO — A witness to the fatal shooting of a man along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue Saturday night said the victim had just gotten into an argument about politics with his killer, reports CBS Chicago. “There was some sort of political discussion going on,” said Marques Wilson, who told the station he saw the moments leading up to Peter Fabbri’s murder.
  • Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called 'devil' by Christian opponent in US election campaign.

    08/27/2016 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 89 replies
    Struggle for Hindu Existence ^ | August 25, 2016 | PTI; Swarajya; Hindu Existence
    Caption: Not the days of Joan of Arc, this is US 2016. Still, the Christian mentality to annihilate the faiths of other exists. Shame!!! Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Called 'Devil' Shamelessly By A Republican Opponent. Hindu Reactions Surfaced. HENB, Washington, Aug 25, 2016: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu member in House of Representative (for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013) contesting again to the US Congress, has been targeted for her Hindu faith by her Republican opponent in the Congressional elections, prompting sharp reactions from the Hindu-American community members. 35-year-old Democratic Representative Gabbard is seeking her third-term re-election from Hawaii...
  • Christians converge on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre to carry candles lit by holy fire

    04/30/2016 8:01:15 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies
    haaretz.com ^ | Apr 30, 2016 | The Associated Press
    Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection. In a ritual dating back at least 1,200 years, they crowded Saturday into the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Christian tradition holds that Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. During the annual ceremony, top Eastern Orthodox clerics enter the Edicule, the small chamber marking the site of Jesus' tomb. They then emerge to reveal candles said to be miraculously lit with "holy fire" as a message to the faithful from heaven. The details of the flame's source are a closely guarded secret. Roman...
  • Tammuz vs Jesus

    03/27/2016 2:55:03 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 31 replies
    http://www.tektonics.org/ ^ | James Patrick Holding
    Tammuz vs Jesus The ancient Sumerian deity Tammuz, or Dumuzi, has been thrown around a bit as a possible source for Christian belief by copycatters, but with little in the way of specifics. One critic refers to Tammuz as "the savior god worshipped in Jerusalem" [107 -- though they never say what he saved people from, or how he was a savior], as the "savior/fertility sun god who annually died and was resurrected" [138 -- we'll look into this claim below]; and uses word games to hint that he is represented by the Apostle Thomas [172 -- though this point...
  • Christine O'Donnell slams Trump: 'I can't sit back anymore' (Video)

    03/17/2016 9:48:10 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3-17-2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Republican Christine O'Donnell returned to political debate on Thursday to slam GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump. "I have no desire to get in the fray. Now it looks like he's going to be the nominee. I can't sit back anymore. I can't hold my tongue," O'Donnell said during an interview on CNN. "He did nothing to liberate the middle class from political correctness until he decided to run for president," O'Donnell added during her interview with Brooke Baldwin. O'Donnell is known in political circles for a stunning upset during the Tea Party wave of 2010 when she defeated establishment favorite and former...
  • Man on moped charged with threatening driver with gun (Boston)

    02/28/2016 7:42:45 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | FEBRUARY 28, 2016 | Reenat Sinay
    Officers arrested a moped operator in the South End after he threatened another driver with a gun, according to Boston police. Giovanni Pagan, 25, of Boston, was charged with assault by means of a dangerous weapon in the road rage incident on Saturday afternoon. A police statement described his alleged actions as “reckless.”
  • Turning St. Peter’s Basilica into a projection screen for climate change panic propaganda

    12/08/2015 10:19:46 AM PST · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | December 8, 2015; Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I thought I could just let it pass...but I can't. On 8 December (Feast of the Immaculate Conception) at 7 pm climate-change zealots will be allowed to project a light show entitled "Illuminating Our Common Home” onto the facade of St. Peter's Basilica in order to "educate and inspire change around the climate crisis across generations, cultures, languages, religions and class," a press release states. On the opening of the Year of Mercy? Why not rent out the Sistine chapel too, while they're at it? The Vatican basilica is a consecrated building. This is a non-sacred use - in fact...