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  • Should we ban Christmas? Telling children the myth of Santa Claus could damage them, claims...

    06/06/2014 3:33:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 71 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/4/2014 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Fairy tales and believing in Father Christmas could cause children harm.This is according to controversial biologist Richard Dawkins who warned an audience at the Cheltenham Science Festival about the dangers of make-believe. In typically incendiary style, Dawkins suggested it was 'pernicious to instil in a child the view that the world is shaped by supernaturalism.'The 73-year-old acknowledged that the appeal of fairytales lay in their magic but believes they may be causing more harm than we think.He also questioned whether we should let children believe in the myth of Father Christmas at all.'Is it a good thing to go along...
  • By 2024, The Democrats Will Be An Atheist Party

    04/14/2014 2:26:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 4-14-2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    Democrats are waging war on the faithful and are even comfortable booing God on national TV. Give it three more presidential election cycles and the Democrat Party’s platform will be expressly antireligious. Today, they still pretend not to hate the concept of faith or hold those who have it in contempt. You’ll see Hillary hitting plenty of black churches in 2016 – after all, that condescending empty suit is in no ways tired. But otherwise, Democrats are delighting in their opportunity to burden, harass and humiliate the believing. They use Obamacare to try to force the faithful to breach their...
  • Humanist group sues to remove cross-shaped WWI memorial in Maryland

    03/04/2014 4:05:27 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 4, 2014
    A humanist advocacy group has filed a federal lawsuit to remove a cross-shaped World War I memorial in Prince George's County, alleging the display violates the First Amendment. The American Humanist Association says it does not object to the fact that the Bladensburg Cross memorializes soldiers, but rather the placement of the Christian symbol on property owned by a government agency, The Daily Record reported. "We are certainly recommending coming up with a monument inclusive of all religious groups," said Monica Miller, a lawyer with the association's Appignani Humanist Legal Center. In 2012, the group sent a letter to the...
  • Why President Obama Didn't Say 'Under God' While Reading the Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 4:23:03 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 67 replies
    The Wire Dot Com/Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    ......."Today, to mark the anniversary, Twitter is arguing about why President Obama didn't say the words "under God" in his videotaped recitation of the speech. God bless America."......
  • Politics: Obama omits 'under God' from reading of Gettysburg Address

    11/19/2013 11:17:08 AM PST · by don-o · 19 replies
    Best of Cain ^ | November 19 2013 | Dan Calabrese
    For the moment let's dispense with the discussion about whether some of these people deserved to be included, and keep the focus on those two words. As you see, in the mashup version, the words "under God" are included, delivered by Jimmy Carter. According to this story from Washington's WMAL Radio, all the participants when reading their full versions included "under God," with the exception of Obama. So what's that? The explanation from Obama's people is that he was working from an earlier draft of the text, known as the "Nicolay copy," which did not include "under God." Lincoln added...
  • Hoiw to Raise a Pagan Kid in a Christian Home

    11/19/2013 5:55:50 AM PST · by Gamecock · 11 replies
    I.N.F.O ^ | 13 November 2013 | Barrett Johnson
    *Authors note: This post has gotten quite a lot of traffic. Several people (mainly practicing pagans) have pointed out that I used the word "pagan" in a way that doesn't fit the official definition. For my purposes here, I used that word to broadly define someone who rejects a biblical world view, fails to place God at the highest place in their lives, and is depending on something other than the cross for salvation. In hindsight, I probably could have gone with a different word. If you are a practicing pagan, please accept my apologies. Every Imperfect and Normal Family...
  • The Tragic Truth About Tattoos

    11/01/2013 8:21:51 AM PDT · by DouglasKC · 201 replies
    Hub ^ | October 31,2013 | Pratonix
    The Truth about Tattoos I had written a hub earlier on 'The Dangers of Tattoos' - which was from purely a medical point of view. The present article is more comprehensive, and should enlighten the open-minded reader about the 'dark truths' behind tattoos. Historical Aspect History shows that tattoos have always been associated with paganism, shamanism, heathen (Baal worship), occult mysticism and demonism. The tattoo has never been associated with Christians, until the present decadent religious times. Wherever the Christian faith made its entrance, the tattoo made its exit. Tattoos where associated with shamans or magic-men (witch-doctors). A shaman is...
  • E.W. Jackson says non-Christians are engaged in ‘some sort of false religion’

    09/23/2013 2:38:42 PM PDT · by shego · 161 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/23/13 | Michael Laris
    At a morning sermon Sunday in Northern Virginia, Republican lieutenant governor candidate E.W. Jackson, a Chesapeake pastor, said people who don’t follow Jesus Christ “are engaged in some sort of false religion.” Jackson offered that view while describing a list of the “controversial” things he believes, and that must be said, as a Christian.... It is not the first time Jackson has weighed in with controversial comments on questions of faith and social issues. He has also said that gay people’s “minds are perverted. They are frankly very sick people psychologically and mentally and emotionally.”...
  • Bishop Paprocki: “Christians have to mentally adjust…it’s a pagan kind of a culture”

    09/10/2013 5:42:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 42 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | September 10, 2013 | Catherine Harmon
    Bishop Thomas Paprocki (CNS photo) Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois recently did an interview with the Washington Times in which he lamented what he calls the “rupture” in the relationship between Church and culture: “We [Christians] have to mentally adjust. I know it is an adjustment for me because – and I assume for many other people as well - because I grew up in this country at a time when the values in our secular world mirrored the values of the religious world,” Bishop Paprocki said. “And I think what’s happening now is that...
  • Church of England creating 'pagan church' to recruit members

    06/21/2013 3:19:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/21/2013 | Radhika Sanghani
    The church is training ministers to create “a pagan church where Christianity [is] very much in the centre” to attract spiritual believers. Ministers are being trained to create new forms of Anglicanism suitable for people of alternative beliefs as part of a Church of England drive to retain congregation numbers. Reverend Steve Hollinghurst, a researcher and adviser in new religious movements told the BBC: “I would be looking to formulate an exploration of the Christian faith that would be at home in their culture.” He said it would be “almost to create a pagan church where Christianity was very much...
  • Rick Warren says 'haters celebrate' his pain after son's suicide

    04/09/2013 3:42:25 PM PDT · by MNDude · 40 replies
    Rick Warren said it's been difficult to deal with some of the hate mail and online comments he's read since announcing Saturday that his son had committed suicide. "Grieving is hard. Grieving as public figures, harder. Grieving while haters celebrate your pain, hardest," Warren wrote on Facebook on Monday night. Warren has been deluged with words of support both at his Saddleback Church in Orange County and on the Web. “Kay and I are overwhelmed by your love, prayers, and kind words,” the pastor wrote. But there have also been many words of hate on various website comment boards, including...
  • The Human Rights lobby think a Christian is like a Druid

    04/08/2013 3:06:09 AM PDT · by markomalley
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 4/8/13 | Cristina Odone
    I should say at the outset that I was turned down by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for a post they advertised. I'd never have dared apply had it not been for Trevor Phillips, who headed it at the time. "Why don't you have a Christian on board?" I had asked him. "Why don't you apply?" he'd graciously replied. Alas, he was leaving the Commission when he said it. But when I saw his replacement – Baroness O'Neill – I wasn't upset about my failed application: the philosopher is, at least on paper, Christian. She'd look after the...
  • Happy Easter: Google Celebrates Cesar Chavez's Birth

    03/30/2013 11:25:27 PM PDT · by UnwashedPeasant · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/31/2013 | Ben Shapiro
    March 31 marks the birthday of National Farm Workers Association (later United Farm Workers) co-founder Cesar Chavez. Chavez, who was trained by Saul Alinsky in the tactics of community organizing, has become a cult figure in California due to his organization of agricultural workers. March 31 also happens to be another important date this year: Easter. So, naturally, Google’s current logo features a graphic of Chavez’s face, rather than anything having to do with Easter.
  • Non-believers taking college campuses by storm

    02/16/2013 2:45:43 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies
    Salon ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Katherine Don
    In the past few years, the number of affiliated student secular organizations has increased more than threefold This month at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a select group of students will show their humanitarian spirit by participating in the Bleedin’ Heathens Blood Drive. On February 12, they will eat cake to celebrate Darwin Day, and earlier this year, they performed “de-baptism” ceremonies to celebrate Blasphemy Day, attended a War on Christmas Party, and set up Hug An Atheist and Ask An Atheist booths in the campus quad. These activities and more are organized by the Illini Secular Student Alliance...
  • There Are Less of Us Than You Think [Pagans discuss the amount(s) of religious influence in the USA]

    09/17/2012 1:46:45 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 15 replies
    Patheos ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jason Pitzl-Waters
    According to Grey Matter Research, Americans think our country is far more religiously diverse than it actually is. In a survey of 747 adults the research and consulting firm found that most underestimated the size of Christianity and over-estimated the size of atheists, Muslims, and other religious minorities. “The typical American adult pegs religious affiliation in the U.S. as follows:  24% Catholic, 20% Protestant, 19% unaffiliated, 9% Jewish, 9% atheist or agnostic, 7% Muslim, 7% Mormon, and 5% from all other religious groups. In reality, according to the 2008 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey from the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, Americans...
  • A Lament at the Secular World’s Rejection of Natural Law

    07/21/2012 1:08:40 PM PDT · by NYer · 20 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | July 19, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    One of the great losses to Western Culture is the increasing refusal to accept that there is a Natural Law to which we may commonly refer. This is especially problematic in pluralistic and secularist societies like the post-Christian West where reference to the sacred text of Scripture is not considered authoritative by many.Hence, it has been the long practice of the Church, even before secularizing trends to base her witness to the truth not only on Scripture but also on Natural Law. The recourse to such a basis for discussion is now largely impossible for us, as most secularists have...
  • Banning circumcision is dangerous to your health

    07/02/2012 5:46:01 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 32 replies
    Asia Times Online ^ | July 2nd 2012 | Spengler
    I will not address the scientific grounds for circumcision (which among other things drastically reduces the transmission of infections including AIDS), because your decree has nothing to do with science. Rather, as Heinrich Heine wrote in 1844 of your city of Cologne, Dummheit und Bosheitbuhltenhier GleichHunden auf freierGasse; Die Enkelbruterkennt man nochheut An ihremJudenhasse. (Stupidity and evil mated here / Like dogs in the open gutter / You still can recognize their descendants today / By their Jew-hatred).
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 1-11-12

    01/11/2012 3:05:40 PM PST · by dynachrome · 40 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 1-11-12 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • UFO Survey Reveals Many Americans Believe the Obama White House is Lying (truncated title)

    12/21/2011 10:04:10 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 39 replies · 1+ views
    marketwatch.com ^ | 12/21/2011
    A majority of people surveyed believe the Obama White House is lying when it says the government has no evidence that extraterrestrial beings exist. According to those surveyed, 99% believe that UFO's of extraterrestrial origin have visited earth now or sometime in the past! And about 98% believe that the US government "knows more than it is saying" about UFO's and extraterrestrials, thus disputing the White House recent announcement last month on its website stating that that government/scientists/CIA/ military do not have information that supports that extraterrestrials do exist. "When asked, most people feel that the government has more knowledge...
  • Steve Jobs Was Not God

    10/07/2011 1:30:39 PM PDT · by toma29 · 168 replies
    Gawker ^ | 10/7/2011 | Hamilton Nolan
    Steve Jobs is dead. A tech genius has passed on. Sad. Certainly a devastating loss to Steve Jobs' close friends and family members, as well as to Apple executives and shareholders. The rest of you? Calm down. Among my Facebook friends yesterday, more than one wrote publicly that they were "crying" or "can't stop crying" or "teared up" due to Steve Jobs' death. Really now. You can't stop crying, now that you've heard that a middle-aged CEO has passed, after a long battle with cancer? If humans were always so empathetic, well, that would be understandable. But this type of...
  • From a Texas rat to the American eel, hundreds of plants, animals advance toward protections

    09/30/2011 12:07:41 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 33 replies
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | 09/29/2011 9:23 PM | Matthew Brown
    BILLINGS, Mont. - The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark -snip- key Republicans vowed Thursday to press forward with their plans to put the brakes on a law they blame for jeopardizing economic growth. Still, said Patrick Parenteau, an environmental law professor at the Vermont Law School, "Here at a single glance, you see the sweep of the Endangered Species Act. They are moving through this large backlog at a fairly crisp clip now. -snip- The flurry of action could...
  • BIBLICAL ETHICS ~ Did God Kill Children? (Second Kings 2:23-25)

    09/13/2011 6:13:40 AM PDT · by SeanG200 · 9 replies
    Religio-Poltical Talk (RPT) ^ | 9-12-2011 | Papa Giorgio
    ....One last point before we bullet point the complete idea behind the Holy and Rightful judgement from the Judge of all mankind. there were 42 persons killed by two bears. Obviously this would require many more than 42 people. Why? What happens when you have a group of ten people and a bear comes crashing out of the bushes in preparation to attack? Every one will immediately scatter! In the debate I pointed out that freezing 42 people and allowing the bears time to go down the line to kill each one would be even more of a miracle than...
  • 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...
  • Animal parts, blood found in suitcase of Dulles traveler

    12/10/2010 5:37:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 37 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 10, 2010 | Emily Babay
    Elephant tails, dried hedgehogs and chicken blood probably weren't on the top of your packing list the last time you traveled. But U.S. Customs and Border Protection seized all of that and other animal parts and plants from one suitcase at Washington Dulles International Airport. CBP spokesman Steve Sapp said Thursday that the items were taken on Dec. 3 from a 59-year-old man who was traveling from Ghana. The passenger said the items were used for spiritual purposes...The suitcase contained two elephant tails, bloody sheets, five chicken feathers, chicken blood, a dried hedgehog, two dried chameleons, grass, seed pods, tree...
  • NASA Flunky Apology Tour

    10/04/2010 4:49:46 AM PDT · by Viktor1959 · 28 replies
    There is another Apology Tour to the Muslim World getting underway. This time, rather than President Obama touring the Middle East and bowing to foreign rulers, NASA Head Charles Bolden and other NASA officials will tour the Middle East, performing their newly-appointed role of “Muslim Outreach”. Why must our NASA officials, whose job it is to oversee America’s Space Program, go to the Middle East for Muslim Outreach? None of the Middle East Countries even has a space program. The trip began on Friday. The delegation is going to Prague, then to Saudi Arabia, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of...
  • Feds nab 19 Pagans in 5 states after 21-month probe unveils plot to kill rival Hells Angels

    09/16/2010 2:57:16 PM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | 09/16/2010 | JASON NARK
    THE PAGAN'S Motorcycle Club didn't burn down the boardwalk during a biker rally in Wildwood last weekend, but they did take a few moments to plan a thoughtful Christmas gift for some fellow bikers. Unfortunately, "Christmas presents" was a phrase the outlaw motorcycle gang used for homemade hand grenades, federal officials said, adding that some Pagans in Wildwood last weekend were plotting to use them to kill members of the Hells Angels, their biggest rival.
  • Urban Pagans Mark Solstice With Marriage of City, Country and Me

    06/21/2010 12:54:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    London Times ^ | June 21, 2010 | Nick Ray
    Urban Pagans Mark Solstice With Marriage of City, Country and Me Johnny Blueeyes conducts the pagan marriage at Shoreditch, London [pic in URL] Nick Ray for The Times June 21 2010 On the eve of the longest day of the year, as the sun was setting over the Gherkin, beneath the Broadgate Tower bathed in orange light, I married my unwitting colleague Kaya Burgess. If there are ley lines in London it seems unlikely that they would cut through an East End car park. But last night, as druids prepared for their ancient rituals in Stonehenge, 400 urban pagans performed...
  • Pagans Flock to Stone Henge Solstice

    06/21/2010 11:21:30 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 40 replies
    Newser ^ | 6-21-10 | Kevin Spak
    (NEWSER) – Thousands of New Agers and neo-pagans danced and whooped in delight this morning as a bright early morning sun rose above the ancient stone circle Stonehenge, marking the summer solstice. About 20,000 alternative-minded revelers crowded the prehistoric site in southern England to see the 4:52am (11:52pm EST) sunrise, following an annual all-night party. They waited for dawn at the Heel Stone, a pockmarked pillar just outside the main circle that aligns with the rising sun. Unlike previous recent years, when the sunrise has been obscured by cloud, the bright sun bathed the monument in orange and gold today....
  • Christianity and the Charge of Pagan, Hellenistic, and Gnostic Syncretism

    The internet and popular literature are awash in false charges that Christianity is the result of pagan, Hellenistic, and/or Gnostic syncretism. A simple internet search and cursory perusal of public sharing sites yield manifold examples of profound error and many are being misled today as a result. A growing body of atheists and people adhering to neopaganism or false religious systems are propagating this information usually due to their own misunderstanding and deception but some are propigating the error knowingly on purpose. During a period roughly spanning 1890 to 1940, scholars often alleged that New Testament Christianity was heavily influenced...
  • VANITY: Discovery Health Channel evening TV schedule for Easter Sunday (Disturbing!)

    04/04/2010 11:24:08 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 25 replies · 759+ views
    Self | 4/4/10
    Tonight on the Discovery Health Channel: "Anatomy of Sex" at 8pm; "Unfaithful Stories" at 9pm; and finally, "The Secret Life of Tiger Woods" at 10pm. NO JOKE. This is Easter Sunday. Do networks have any shred of morality or decency on one of the Holiest of days?
  • Syracuse University welcomes the pagans

    02/19/2010 1:38:06 PM PST · by metmom · 33 replies · 716+ views
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | February 19, 2010 | The Post-Standard Editorial Board
    Syracuse University’s announcement that it has taken the unusual step of hiring a pagan chaplain reflects a welcome open-mindedness to diversity and religious pluralism. The college’s roots are in Methodism. But the appointment of Mary Hudson as the 11th chaplain at Hendricks Chapel shows the broadening of religious expression in America — and one hopes, religious tolerance — in the 80 years since the chapel opened its doors.
  • Syracuse University welcomes the pagans

    02/19/2010 1:32:17 PM PST · by metmom · 12 replies · 402+ views
    February 19, 2010 ^ | The Post-Standard Editorial Board
    Syracuse University’s announcement that it has taken the unusual step of hiring a pagan chaplain reflects a welcome open-mindedness to diversity and religious pluralism. The college’s roots are in Methodism. But the appointment of Mary Hudson as the 11th chaplain at Hendricks Chapel shows the broadening of religious expression in America — and one hopes, religious tolerance — in the 80 years since the chapel opened its doors.
  • Pagan Pride at Syracuse U

    02/15/2010 7:55:40 AM PST · by bs9021 · 19 replies · 786+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | February 15, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Pagan Pride at Syracuse U Bethany Stotts, February 15, 2010 This month Syracuse University’s Hendricks Chapel installed its first pagan chaplain, Mary Hudson, “in line with its goal of being more inclusive of all religions on campus,” reports The Daily Orange on Feb. 14. “Syracuse University may be only the second university in the nation to have a pagan chaplain, Hudson said. The only other one she was aware of is at the University of Southern Maine,” writes Rebecca Kheel for The Daily Orange. She continues, This is the first new chaplain since the appointments of the Buddhist and the...
  • Hendricks Chapel | First pagan chaplain appointed (Pagan chaplain at Syracuse Univ.)

    02/15/2010 6:31:47 AM PST · by jalisco555 · 29 replies · 792+ views
    Hendricks Chapel recognized Mary Hudson as its first pagan chaplain on Feb. 1, in line with its goal of being more inclusive of all religions on campus. This is the first new chaplain since the appointments of the Buddhist and the historically black church chaplains and the 11th chaplain at Hendricks. As a chaplain, Hudson will work at Hendricks two days a week, sponsor community outreaches and be apart of the Chaplains Council. Syracuse University may be only the second university in the nation to have a pagan chaplain, Hudson said. The only other one she was aware of is...
  • Neo-Pagans Get Worship Circle at Air Force Academy

    02/03/2010 4:30:45 PM PST · by khnyny · 81 replies · 1,558+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | February 1, 2010 | Jpseph Abrams
    Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy's neo-pagans. Wiccan cadets and officers on the Colorado Springs base have been convening for over a decade, but the school will officially dedicate a newly built circle of stones on about March 10, putting the outdoor sanctuary on an equal footing with the Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist chapels on the base. "When I first arrived here, Earth-centered cadets didn't have anywhere to...
  • Cross found at Air Force Academy's Wicca center

    02/03/2010 10:40:29 AM PST · by Lorianne · 51 replies · 1,342+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 3, 2010 | DeeDee Correll
    The Air Force Academy, stung several years ago by accusations of Christian bias, has built a new outdoor worship area for pagans and other practitioners of Earth-based religions. But its opening, heralded as a sign of a more tolerant religious climate at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was marred by the discovery two weeks ago of a large wooden cross placed there. "We've been making great progress at the Air Force Academy. This is clearly a setback," said Mikey Weinstein, a 1977 graduate of the academy. He is founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and has often tangled...
  • Neo-Pagans Get Worship Circle at Air Force Academy

    02/01/2010 7:32:59 PM PST · by wild74 · 35 replies · 933+ views
    Fox News ^ | Monday, February 01, 2010
    Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy's neo-pagans.
  • Earth Religions Get Worship Area At AF Academy [All In The Name of "Religious Tolerance"]

    02/01/2010 5:12:01 PM PST · by Steelfish · 11 replies · 404+ views
    AP Report ^ | February 01, 2010 | Dan Elliott
    Earth Religions Get Worship Area At AF Academy By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer DENVER – The Air Force Academy has set aside an outdoor worship area for Pagans, Wiccans, Druids and other Earth-centered believers, school officials said Monday. A double circle of stones atop a hill on the campus near Colorado Springs has been designated for the group, which previously met indoors. "Being with nature and connecting with it is kind of the whole point," said Tech. Sgt. Brandon Longcrier, who sponsors the group and describes himself as a Pagan. "It will dramatically improve that atmosphere, the mindset and...
  • (Air Force)Academy chapel to add outdoor circle to worship areas (for pagans)

    01/31/2010 11:29:10 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 35 replies · 870+ views
    US Air Force Academy ^ | 1/27/2010 | Staff Sgt. Don Branum
    U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- The Air Force Academy chapel will add a worship area for followers of Earth-centered religions during a dedication ceremony, which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the circle March 10. The circle, located atop the hill overlooking the Cadet Chapel and Visitor Center, will be the latest addition to a collection of worship areas that includes Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim and Buddhist sacred spaces.
  • Google Celebrates Christmas (with Spaceship Flying over Peace Sign-Adorned Earth?)

    12/25/2009 4:13:47 AM PST · by nhwingut · 34 replies · 2,026+ views
    Vanity | 12/25/09 | Me
    The company that celebrates Earth Day, Gay Day, Diversity Day, Muzzie Day and every other made-up liberal crapday, can't even bring themselves to honor Christmas.
  • Pagans celebrate winter solstice on the wrong day

    12/25/2009 4:14:30 AM PST · by Brugmansian · 32 replies · 1,678+ views
    Telegraph ^ | Dec 23 2009 | Martin Evans
    Pagan worshippers, who braved freezing dawn temperatures to celebrate the winter solstice at Stonehenge, were dismayed to discover they had turned up on the wrong day . . . Pagan leader Arthur Pendragon said: "It is the most important day of the year for us . . ."
  • Pagan Propaganda: The Other Attack on Christmas

    12/23/2009 11:05:31 PM PST · by neverdem · 118 replies · 2,318+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 24, 2009 | Selwyn Duke
    Ah, Christmastime. Manger scenes and mistletoe, trees and tinsel, Santa and celebration, gift-giving and gratitude...and the ACLU roasting traditions on an open fire. Sadly, the last thing has become as much a seasonal expectation as the others, and the ACLU's  practice of suing our culture into oblivion has gotten a lot of ink. Yet there is another attack on Christmas -- actually, another attack on Christianity itself. This less well-known attack could ultimately prove more damaging than the usual atheistic assaults. And it's embraced by religionists themselves. I'm sure you've heard the charges. Christmas is a "pagan holiday," they say....
  • New study: More Democrats than Republicans believe in ghosts, talking with the dead, fortunetellers

    12/13/2009 3:39:35 PM PST · by RogerFGay · 47 replies · 1,360+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/13/09 | Byron York
    A new study by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life reveals some startling differences between Republicans and Democrats on issues of spirituality and supernatural phenomenon. The study, "Many Americans Mix Multiple Faiths," reports that a significant number of Americans practice a mixture of religious beliefs, and "many also blend Christianity with Eastern or New Age beliefs such as reincarnation, astrology and the presence of spiritual energy in physical objects." The report is not specifically about partisan differences, but the results of the study are broken down by party affiliation, among many other categories. And the news on...
  • Wiccan to sit out two Christmas songs

    12/13/2009 7:30:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 150 replies · 3,096+ views
    Amarillo Globe News ^ | 12/12/2009 | Brenda Bernet
    Fifteen-year-old Katarina Keen won't sing along to "Silent Night" or "Listen to the Stars," two Christian songs planned for her choir's upcoming Christmas concert at Borger High School. But she will sing "Jingle Bells" and "A Carol in Winter." Katarina and her family are Wiccan. The Borger High choirs have given a concert every December, with traditional religious Christmas songs, but this is the first time in director Johnny Miller's 23-year career that any Borger student had issues with the religious themes in the music, he said. A concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday will feature a ninth- and 10th-grade choir...
  • Real Witches Practice Samhain: Wicca on the Rise in U.S.

    10/31/2009 4:43:56 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 44 replies · 1,698+ views
    AbcNews.Go.Com ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Real Witches Practice Samhain: Wicca on the Rise in U.S. More Americans Are Wiccan, and Will Celebrate Samhain, Not Halloween, Saturday By RUSSELL GOLDMAN Oct. 30, 2009— Patti Wigington is a soccer mom. She is the vice president of her local PTA. And she's a witch. This Saturday while her neighborhood outside Columbus, Ohio, is crawling with costumed witches in search of candy, Wigington and a group of other local witches will not be celebrating Halloween, but the new year festival Samhain, which also occurs Oct. 31. In her backyard, Wigington and six other local women who make up...
  • Health Care And Halloween

    10/30/2009 1:45:01 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 4 replies · 304+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/30/2009 | Mark Roberts
    In the early centuries of the first millennium A.D., before missionaries such as St. Patrick and St. Columcille converted them to Christianity, the Celts practiced an elaborate religion through their priestly caste, the Druids, who were priests, poets, scientists and scholars all at once. As religious leaders, ritual specialists, and bearers of learning, the Druids were not unlike the very missionaries and monks who were to Christianize their people and brand them evil devil worshippers. As a result of their efforts to wipe out "pagan" holidays, such as Samhain, the Christians succeeded in effecting major transformations in it.
  • Minn. pagans gather for weekend of charms, spells

    10/03/2009 10:55:58 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 20 replies · 672+ views
    AP via Pioneer Press ^ | 10/03/2009 | staff reporter
    MINNEAPOLIS—Members of Minnesota's pagan community are celebrating their pride with a weekend's worth of activity. "Twin Cities Pagan Pride 2009" is being held Saturday and Sunday at the Sabathani Community Center in south Minneapolis. Events include an opening ritual, a keynote discussion on "Pagans in the World," a workshop on charms and spells, an "Introduction to Slavic Heathenry," a discussion of Wiccan ethics, and children's [snip] Pagans generally honor or worship a deity or deities from pre-Christian or tribal mythology, practice religion that focuses on earth-based spirituality or focus spiritual attention primarily on the Divine Feminine.
  • If you believe the Mayans, we only have about 3 years left....

    Time to sell your real estate, rid yourself of cherished possessions and purge the evil tendencies of your wicked soul. The world is scheduled to end in late 2012 — at least, according to New Age scholars who look to a 2,000-year-old Mayan calendar for guidance — and it’s time to start preparing. The Mayans, who were scattered across southern Mexico and Central America from about 2000 B.C. until the Spanish conquest of the 17th century, are noted for astronomical insight and for their “Long Count” calendar, which comes to an end, or perhaps resets, on Dec. 21, 2012. Cue...
  • UK: Witches' coven claims religious persecution after church hall ban

    06/19/2009 8:39:49 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 17 replies · 887+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 6/18/2009 | John Bingham
    A coven of witches is accusing the Roman Catholic church of religious persecution after being banned from using a parish social centre for a Halloween gathering. Sandra Davis, High Priestess at the Crystal Cauldron Sandra Davis, the "high priestess" of Crystal Cauldron group in Stockport, Greater Manchester, said she was shocked to be told that the pagan group was not considered to be compatible with the church's "ethos". Mrs Davis, 61, booked Our Lady's Social Club in Shaw Heath, Stockport, for the group's annual "Witches Ball" due to be held in October. She hoped to attract up to 150 people...
  • O.C. religious leaders speak in favor of same-sex marriage

    06/02/2009 9:27:32 PM PDT · by South40 · 9 replies · 653+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 6/2/2009 | JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER
    COSTA MESA–Leaders from a variety of religions and belief systems declared today that they will continue to fight for same sex couples to marry. Although the 10 speakers outnumbered spectators at a press conference at Fairview Community Church in Costa Mesa, Christians, Pagans, Jews and atheists alike still pushed to get their message heard: overturn Proposition 8. "Bigotry…and exclusion are not faith-based family values," said AJ Blackwood, a Unitarian Universalist seminary student. The speakers are part of the Orange County Equality Coalition, a group that was formed when the ballot measure to ban gay marriage was introduced last summer.