Happy 4th of July

"Washington as a Freemason," The George Washington Masonic Memorial.

"Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion.” - Thomas Jefferson, quoting John LockeHail to the pen and muse of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence! Hail to those who’ve honored the true spirit of our founding documents, who defended us with arms, who challenged us with nonviolence, and reminded us of our true nature through art and rebellion.“…the Government of the United S … [Read more...]

Our “Pagan” President and our Pagan Democracy

A collection of lucky charms carried by Obama during his presidential run.

Earlier this month, Professor Anouar Majid, author of "We Are All Moors: Ending Centuries of Crusades against Muslims and Other Minorities", wrote a guest column for Informed Comment. In this column, Majid noted that "democracy and republicanism arose in pagan, polytheistic cultures, ones whose people could live with many gods." In Majid's mind, no culture can truly embrace and enjoy the values of democracy, of representative government, without also embracing the "religious pluralism and c … [Read more...]

Harassment in Alcester and other Pagan News of Note

Top Story: The harassment of Pagans by intolerant neighbors isn't anything new, but it's rare to hear on-the-record confirmation of that hostility from prominent citizens. The Sunday Mercury reports on the plight of Albion and Raven, owners of the The Whispering Witch in Alcester, a small market town in England. Opened 15 months ago, Albion and Raven claim to have gotten threatening letters, and even had a bundle of wood stacked in front of the shop's door one morning, seemingly to imply that … [Read more...]

Happy 4th of July

"Neither Pagan nor Mahamedan nor Jew ought to be excluded from the civil rights of the Commonwealth because of his religion.” - Thomas Jefferson, quoting John LockeHail to the pen and muse of Thomas Jefferson, who wrote the Declaration of Independence! Hail to those who’ve honored the true spirit of our founding documents, who defended us with arms, who challenged us with nonviolence, and reminded us of our true nature through art and rebelli … [Read more...]


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