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Samhain.

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

– Wiccapundit

A Blessed Samhain to all our friends.  The Veil is very thin today.

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Happy Beltane!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

– Wiccapundit

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I spent an absolutely beautiful Spring evening tonight celebrating Beltane with my fellow witches.   Blessed Be to my fellow Wiccans and Pagans!

 

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Hey! He can’t say that, can he?

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

 – Wiccapundit

“My name is Paul Weston, and I’m a racist.”

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What you need to know about Arabs, and by extension, muslims.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

– Wiccapundit

I came across this in a link at Cold Fury, one of the new additions to the blogroll.

Here are the bullet points; read the whole thing:

1. They don’t think the same way we do.
2. When you meet them in just the right circumstances, they are a very likable people.
3. Their values are fundamentally different from ours, their self-esteem is derived from a different source.
4. Not only can they not build the infrastructure of a modern society, they can’t maintain it either.
5. They do not think of obligations as running both ways.
6. In warfare, we think they are sneaky cowards, they think we are hypocrites.
7. In rhetoric, they don’t mean to be taken seriously and they don’t understand when we do.
8. They don’t place the same value on an abstract conception of Truth as we do, they routinely believe things of breathtaking absurdity.
9. They do not have the same notion of cause and effect as we do.
10. We take for granted that we are a dominant civilization still on the way up. They are acutely aware that they are a civilization on the skids.
11. We think that everybody has a right to their own point of view, they think that that idea is not only self-evidently absurd, but evil.
12. Our civilization is destroying theirs. We cannot share a world in peace. They understand this; we have yet to learn it.

We cannot prevail against islam – a malignant political ideology masquerading as a religion – until we are willing to understand what it is and what kind of culture inculcates it.

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Apologize? I do not think that word means what you think it means …

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

– Wiccapundit

In which a young black American woman schools Barack Obama on how to apologize, Old School-style.

You go, girl.

(h/t Blackfive)

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Yet another, further, different Rapture post

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

– Wiccapundit

People like to say that Wiccan theological precepts are nutty.  How much nuttier can they be than the perpetual fixation with “The Rapture?”  Most people are unaware that Rapture theology is decidedly NOT part of mainstream Christian thinking.  The concept of The Rapture was cooked up in the 1830’s by the Anglo-Irish evangelist John Nelson Darby, and has been exploited by more than one religious huckster (e.g., Hal Lindsey, of “The Late, Great Planet Earth” fame, and Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins, the (very rich) authors of the “Left Behind” series).  Every time one of these “End Times” prophetic dates comes and goes without a whisper of change, the snake-oil salesman merely adjust their calendars, and the suckers fall right in line.  In my mind, “Rapturism” is just another tool to keep people in a fear-based mindset and thus beholden to the ecclesiastical hierarchy.  It has nothing to do with the essential message of Christianity, and I suspect that most mainstream Christians would probably agree.   At least, nothing remotely like it was in the Bible I studied in Vacation Bible School as a kid (Southern Baptist upbringing, and all that).  What say you, dear Readers?

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What, no Rapture?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

– Wiccapundit

Oh, it was the Rupture that was supposed to happen yesterday.

Well, I did sorta pull my hamstring.

A little.

“Aw hell, who’s gonna feed me now?”

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Lindsey Graham: Tool

Monday, April 4th, 2011

–  Wiccapundit

The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution begins: “Congress shall make no law…”

What part of that simple English statement does Senator Graham fail to understand?

Lindsey Graham on Koran-burning: “Free speech is a great idea, but we’re in a war”

I am thinking of writing a short story about a character who draws a picture of someone burning a photograph of an effigy of the Holey Kore-anne.  (Did I spell that wrong?  Who cares?  Bring on the fatwas.)   How many sub-referential levels would be necessary to cause my artistic expression to be non-insulting to the barbaric members of the Religion of Peace™?  Maybe I could take a Holly Cow-run, smear it with my own excrement, immerse it in a beaker of my own urine, and submit it to the Tate Gallery for a Turner Prize.  I could call it “Andres Serrano Redux: The Undiscovered Country.”

Hey, is that a Wholly Cure-On smoldering there on the grill next to my tasty barbecued pork products?  Personally, I like to grill hot dogs, because they’re made of pork and contain the word “dog,” both of which are an offense to Islam.

UPDATE:  Offered a chance to explain himself, Lindsey Graham confirmed that he is a tool.  In an interview posted at National Review Online, Graham trotted out the hoary old “you can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater” line to justify his woolly-headed ideas about what speech he’d like to restrict in violation of the First Amendment.  He is, of course, completely wrong, as well as utterly incapable of understanding the source of that phrase.  It comes from Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes’s opinion in Schenck v. U.S., where in dicta (an explication not part of the specific reasoning on which the opinion of the Court was based and therefore not binding under stare decisis – an important distinction), he noted that free speech would not protect a man  falsely crying  ‘fire’ in a crowded theater.  Obviously, if the theater was on fire a person would be allowed, and arguably would be obligated morally, to cry ‘fire.’

The Schenck decision is the source of the “clear and present danger” standard of restriction on free speech.  This standard, along with the Schenck decision, was overturned in 1969 by the Supreme Court in Brandenburg v. Ohio, which established the current standard that speech may not be restricted unless it is directed to and likely to incite “imminent lawless action.”   Note that even under this standard, the Illinois Nazi Party was allowed to march in the predominantly Jewish community of Skokie, Illinois (source of the “I hate Illinois Nazis” scene in the movie “The Blues Brothers”).  So, the prior restraint of speech is not one the Court will lightly endorse.  Political speech – and the burning of the Koran surely qualifies as political expression – is the type of protected speech that is enshrined highest in the pantheon of  the First Amendment.

Lindsey Graham: Mr. Snap-On.

And yes, I don’t intend to spell the K’whore-on “correctly” (i.e., the way the MSM spells it) ever again.  I’m taking suggestions for variations on the spelling; I don’t want to repeat myself for a long time.

 

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A Kinder, Gentler Inquisition

Monday, February 21st, 2011

– Elphaba

You will all surely be interested to learn that the Catholic Church has issued new guidelines for converting Witches.

Heh.  At least their tactics have softened somewhat since the Middle Ages.

What I find particularly interesting to note is that many of the witches I know came from a Catholic background.

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Scratch Gaza off my list of “places to see before I go to the Summerland.”

Sunday, January 16th, 2011

– Wiccapundit

If the oppressive heat, endless sand, and everything-smells-like-a-camel bouquet aren’t enough, here’s the latest reason to avoid the Middle East:

Gaza: Hamas Arrested Over 150 “Witches” in 2010…

Jeez, can’t a Wiccan just eat his falafel?

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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