The United States Has Always Been a Pagan, Socialist Nation

A viable balance between politics and religion is as difficult to achieve and maintain as is such a balance between the partners in a marriage. Neither too close nor too distant will work in the long run. [Read more…]

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Goddess Murder, 23: Ambushed

XXV. Ambushed He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. William Blake Back from the Aquinas, I was sitting at my desk, wondering what to do next, when Andy appeared in my office door. “Hi, Eddie. Are you busy? Or can I kidnap you for an espresso?” I felt pleasantly surprised. “Hi, Andy. No, I’m [Read More…]

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Goddess Murder, 21. Aquinas

XXIII.  Aquinas  The mind of the world is Zeus, and all things are besoul’d and full of spirits. Thales The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses . . . Till a system was formed, which some took advantage of and enslav’d the vulgar . . . thus began Priesthood, choosing forms [Read More…]

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On the Nature of Gender

What set this blog off was my weeping with joy for Cassidy Campbell. Seeing how beautiful Cassidy is, I thought to look at some of the online transgender groups. Seeing all these exquisite teenagers, whether they call themselves boys or girls, I could weep, knowing what hell they must have survived, and rejoice for their [Read More…]

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In Memory of Allan Lowe / Demian Moonbloode

Artemisia phoned me yesterday morning to let me know that Allan had passed over, because, she said, I was one of the rather few people he considered a friend and had asked her to call. Since his health had been declining for years, this was not a surprise, but it was nevertheless sad. Allan had [Read More…]

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Goddess Murder, 17: Eddie’s First Circle

XIX. First Circle   Going Skyclad Of course the first thing I want to do With a naked woman is [seduce] her, But once that’s out of the way, The tension dissolved, We can turn to other work.   God, if this world were truly human, We’d all just go to bed together Whenever we [Read More…]

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All Humans (and Many of the Gods) Are Bi

In Periclean Athens, about 10 percent of the men were strictly gay, as now. Another 10 percent (more or less) were strictly heterosexual. But the other 80 percent were bisexual. [Read more…]

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On My Love for Sophia, Our Lady of Wisdom and Mercy

It is common to suppose that knowledge is not wisdom, but just what is the difference between them? Mapping knowledge is easy enough: mathematics, science, humanities, social studies (they should be scholarly, but they are not sciences), then dividing them into categories, subcategories, and so on, down to a subncategory small enough that one can [Read More…]

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The Queen Who Is Hidden in the Gospels, Part II

At the end of Part I, I asked, Would the people in Jesus’ time have known who the Queen of Heaven was? Yes, they certainly would have, but to see why, we must look at how the state religion of the Kingdom of Judah (which therefore came to be called Judaism) was founded [Read more…]

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Grateful Thoughts for Peter Dybing

I am quite grateful for Peter Dybing’s praise for my writing in a comment he left a day or so ago. His focusing on how I “process” in my writing, rather than merely present conclusions, seemed, well, unexpected; at least, “process” was not a term that would have occurred to me. [Read more…]

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