Archive for May, 2006

Wiccan Soldier denied symbol of faith on headstone

I know I’ve posted on this issue before, but every one of us who gives their life while serving their country and is denied this simple thing because they have the “wrong” faith points up the issues we face.

For Wiccan Nev. Soldier, Death Brings Fight [1]

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Films that misrepresent religion

When a film comes out that is perceived as misrepresenting Christianity, the complaints are all over the press. When it’s Judaism, the press still covers it, but less so. There’s even less when the religion in question is Islam, but it’s still there.

So, how about the rest of us?

Use this as a place to kvetch about those films you feel haven’t been recognized as potentially misrepresenting or defaming a religion (or lack thereof). No Da Vinci Code, please, unless it’s in comparison to something else. That one’s already been done to death :-).

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JuBus? (Judaism/Buddhism blend)

There have been a few stories I’ve seen over the past few weeks that I was going to comment on here, but never got around to. Today, I’m getting around to one :-). From the LA Times: At One With Dual Devotion (if the LAT link doesn’t work, or asks you to log in, try this link [1] instead).

‘JuBus’ blend the communal rituals of Judaism with the quiet solitude of Buddhism. Most adherents are at peace with the paradox.

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Sex, love, and Beltane

(This started out as a comment to Alexandra’s “Meaning and Mystery of Beltane“, but when I realized how long it was going to be I decided to diary it instead.)

This is a bit off the cuff, since I’m in the middle of trying to get the home network working again (I have to play musical connections to get everything talking to each other again every time there’s a power interruption), but I wanted to comment — especially since I didn’t post a ritual last night like I’d planned. Maybe I’ll do it for the astronomical cross-quarter in a few days :-).

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