Archive for March, 2006

“If they really cared, they’d be Republicans.”

As the Blogfather notes, Frank Luntz is still evil, but I don’t think he picked up on how evil (warning: PDF file):

3. What would Jesus do? Tell me what YOU would do and leave Jesus out of it. The time for a conversation about faith and spirituality is in the general election, not the primaries. Democrats don’t want to hear about your church. If they really cared, they’d be Republicans.

Emphasis on last sentence mine.

More below the flip.

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He Said He Was A Uniter

Crossposted to/from Big Orange.

Every so often, I feel compelled to return to this issue, the heart of what shows that Bush is evil — not just his administration, nor Bush himself merely incompetent — but the man himself, the puppet sitting in the Oval Office. He bears responsibility, no matter how he might try to avoid it.

Below the fold, I am going to ask you to come back with me, back to That Day, back to when the millennium truly turned and America changed forever — just not the way we thought or hoped. Just a heads-up.

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Short hops: Bart Ehrman on the Daily Show, and more

This was on last week, but we watch DS from the web site and sometimes we get behind :-). Anyway, I wanted to share this one with the Street:

Bart Ehrman, the author of “Misquoting Jesus,” talks about some of the inconsistencies of the bible.

Interesting stuff, though I’m too brain-dead at the moment to ask any insightful questions to start conversation rolling :-).
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In “Honor” of Box Turtle Ben

Two things differentiate me and BTB. One: I’m stating outright that most of this comes from another source [1]. Two: I actually changed a few words. 🙂

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Stages of Neopagan reactions to Christians

That’s a klunky title, but I hoped to get the attention of more than just the pagans :-).

A while back, someone wrote in a comment that:

…up till now most of my face to face interactions with Wiccans has always involved people with an enormous chip on their shoulder about the “Burning Times”, those stupid Satanists giving them a bad name, and complaining about oppression because mummy took their dagger off them…

I set it aside to respond to in more detail than as a comment, then forgot about it for a while.

So, here’s some of my observations on Pagans and Christians.

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Anyone still think charges of theocracy are funny?

State bill proposes Christianity be Missouri’s official religion [1]

Missouri legislators in Jefferson City considered a bill that would name Christianity the state’s official “majority” religion.

The resolution would recognize “a Christian god,” and it would not protect minority religions, but “protect the majority’s right to express their religious beliefs.” The resolution also recognizes that, “a greater power exists,” and only Christianity receives what the resolution calls, “justified recognition.”

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Gathering in the Grove (for all)

Come, join us under the trees (the leaves are thick enough to shelter us from the rain if need be), bring the beverage and snackie of your choice, and join the parley, savvy? Everyone’s invited, regardless of their belief system (or lack thereof).

Stock opening paragraph: I’ll try to post this every week or so, and if I miss it I give explicit permission (nay, my blessing) for someone else to post. Tuesday seems as good a day for this as any, but I also see no reason why it can’t move around, or even happen more than once a week. If you have a “gab” type idea for a diary, go ahead and borrow the title :-). My only request is that topics not be Christo-centric, since the idea here is to provide some balance.

And always, always, honest questions from those who don’t understand where we pagans, heathens, and other assorted “weirdos” are coming from are welcome. Part of why I’m here is to help spread knowledge and understanding, and most of us don’t bite unless invited.

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Catholic town?

This guy is the reason I got in the habit of not buying Domino’s Pizza. He’s sold the company, to go on to “bigger and better” things.

If Domino’s Pizza founder Thomas S. Monaghan has his way, a new town being built in Florida will be governed according to strict Roman Catholic principles, with no place to get an abortion, pornography or birth control.

The pizza magnate is bankrolling the project with at least $250 million and calls it “God’s will.”

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