Ayn Rand: Godmother of Satanism

How strange it seems that followers of “the wickedest man in the world,” as well as those who embrace the title Witch, should come to a place where they look askance at some members of the Religious Right with reasonable suspicion of their being Satanic? [Read more…]

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Voting By Faith in 2012: The Founding Fathers Couldn’t Get Elected Today

Evangelicals crack me up. They really do. I have friends and family who are Evangelical and they say the darnedest things. There may be no two more distant points on the religious spectrum than a Pagan and an Evangelical, particularly when it comes to politics. Right now Evangelicals seem to be in a tizzy over [Read More…]

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Pagan Response to bin Laden’s Death

While I was recovering from Beltaine festivities one of the most wanted men in the world was killed. My reaction is decidedly lacking in oomph in either direction. I am neither celebrating nor mourning the loss of life. I don’t care which president gets credit. It’s taken us 10 years to find him and two [Read More…]

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Pagans on the Middle East: Intro

Nothing is going as planned today. Somehow the tv ended up stuck on a documentary about a female Jewish reporter who was a PhD by 20 and covered some pivotal Jewish history. Not only did Ruth Gruber greet and interview Jewish refugees coming to the US, she also covered the journey of the ship Exodus [Read More…]

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Gov. Bentley Ain’t My Brother (And That’s Just Dandy)

Everyone is hooting and hollering and getting in a huff over Governor Robert Bentley stating in church that he only considers Christians to be his brothers and sisters, although he’d like more people to embrace Christ so he can count them as “family”. I find myself for once standing back and wondering what the hoopla [Read More…]

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When Good Pagans Do Nothing

“All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” – Leo Tolstoy My Southern Baptist upbringing taught me that I was in the world but not of it. I was not to be concerned with worldly things, or to seek to engage with the world on it’s terms. I [Read More…]

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Tragedy in AZ: Candles and Oranges Do Not An Occultist Make

I thought the worst news I would hear this morning would be that the power is out. Since Georgia is bogged down in Snowpocalypse 2011 I was prepared for that inconvenience. Power is humming away and phones/internet is on. I switched on my laptop and read the news. My mistake. It’s bad enough ordinary citizens [Read More…]

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Tragedy in Arizona: Pagan Perspective on Political Violence

Like the rest of you, I’m glued to the breaking news regarding the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords and several others at a public event in Arizona. I’m sad, I’m angry and I’m bewildered and I don’t even know anyone in Arizona. My grief is that of an American and cannot compare to the grief of [Read More…]

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Bad Manners (A Holiday Rant)

There are a lot of things I could write about today. Black Friday. Buy Nothing Day. The 13 Things I LOVE About Pagans post I’m working on. Instead, this cornbred fed and Southern bred Witch would like to say a few words about bad manners. For Thanksgiving I was a guest in a relative’s home. [Read More…]

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Religion and Politics

What is it about religion and politics? Why do we feel compelled to marry the two? I see other faith traditions become mired in it and occasionally see other Pagans dig hip deep into it, not merely as people but as Pagans. I confess I have a hard time understanding this. For me, if it [Read More…]

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