From pagan to priest: A Chinese Conversion Story

VIDEO: Damien Lim describes growing up "pagan" (traditional Chinese religion) and becoming a Catholic priest. … [Read more...]

Priest Burns the KJV, Calls For Separation of God and Bible

BBC NEWS: "The Church in Wales says it is investigating after a Gwynedd rector burnt some pages from the Bible. The Reverend Geraint ap Iorwerth of St Peter ad Vincula Church, Pennal, also cut up pages from the King James Bible to create an artwork." … [Read more...]

Hungary Adopts Restrictive Religious Law

HUFFPO: More than three hundred currently registered religious organizations will be retroactively stripped of their status as religious communities and "de-registered" as religious organizations, losing key rights and privileges provided to favored Churches. Only 14 religious organizations will retain their registration status, while all others will be forced to "re-register." … [Read more...]

Bachmann Blames “Big Love” For Normalizing Polygamy

SALON.COM: Asked why opening up marriage to gay people would threaten Minnesotans, Bachmann responds: "Schools will then be teaching that homosexuality, or lesbianism, or same-sex marriage, or group marriage, or polygamy is normal, natural and maybe kids should try it." … [Read more...]

Environmentalism Sometimes Seen As Synonymous with Paganism

LUBBOCK ONLINE: "Although most pagan religions have reverence for the environment, opinions about appropriate actions can vary widely, Purkiss said." … [Read more...]

In the end it is not the place of nature, of the gods, to save us…

HUMANISTIC PAGANISM: "Greek humanism was not about rejecting the gods and elevating humans to that place, but was rather about understanding the place of the human and the god, and giving to each the credit and honor that was due." … [Read more...]

Christian Day’s License Revoked For Threatening Other Store Owners

THE SALEM NEWS: "The city's Licensing Board has taken disciplinary action against a prominent Salem witch and psychic who allegedly made threats on Facebook and other places against several city fortunetellers and store owners." … [Read more...]

Economists Say Hogwarts Tuition Not Cheap

PHYSORG.COM: "Gupta and Maryanovich made a few assumptions to arrive at their conclusion that a year at Hogwarts costs approximately $42,752.  The price includes tuition (based upon the average cost of England’s most prestigious—and real—boarding schools) as well as estimated costs for all the items detailed on page 51 of the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: robes, a plain pointed hat, dragon hide gloves and a winter cloak." … [Read more...]

Slain Guard Had Religious Complaints Filed Against Her

SEATTLE PI: "After Snow's complaint about the cabinet marked "Wicca," the Corrections Department found that Biendl properly handled the situation. The agency crafted new procedures on dealing with religious symbols in the chapel." … [Read more...]

Rite to Roam by Julian Vayne

THE WANTON GREEN: "There, among the scraps of litter and cracked clay, I created a pyramid. This stepped ziggurat was the podium upon which my small God would sit. The Orb was installed and I began a daily ritual of worship. Picking my way through the low canopy of leaves, my nose close to the dusty earth, to the shrine I had made. Here I would make offerings of perfume (Swizzels Parma Violets), flowers and my own hair. Sometimes sorcery comes quite naturally to the young." … [Read more...]


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