The Ever Popular and Perpetual War On Christmas – 2010

The annual (and mythical) “War on Christmas” is being trotted out again this year. But according to Psychology Today, the habitual alarmists are not getting as much traction out of it this year. Excerpts follow; Ours is an era fraught with urgent social problems. Take, for example, acronym/abbreviation* abuse. We live in a society in… Continue reading The Ever Popular and Perpetual War On Christmas – 2010

Christine O’Donnell Ad – “I’m Not A Witch”

Chrstine O’Donnell’s recent ad has raised some hackles. I don’t imagine she’ll understand why. In the true spirit of Tea Party nutjobs, she’ll assume that anyone who takes exception to the loopy things she says are just “haters”. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if this ad should offend anyone, but I can’t… Continue reading Christine O’Donnell Ad – “I’m Not A Witch”

Unthinkable: Children Abused and Killed as Witches in Nigeria

By Christian Purefoy, CNN Just after midnight, the pastor seized a woman’s forehead with his large hand and she fell screaming and writhing on the ground. “Fire! Fire! Fire!” shouted the worshippers, raising their hands in the air. Pastor Celestine Effiong’s congregants are being delivered from what they firmly believe to be witchcraft. And in… Continue reading Unthinkable: Children Abused and Killed as Witches in Nigeria

A Tribute to Neopagan Visionary Isaac Bonewits (1949-2010)

by Wes Isley True spiritual leaders never wish to be known as such, often preferring to downplay their contributions or laugh them off. This certainly seems to be the case with Isaac Bonewits, Neopagan priest and author who passed away last week of colon cancer at age 60. One memorial says Isaac, displaying what appears… Continue reading A Tribute to Neopagan Visionary Isaac Bonewits (1949-2010)

Witchcraft Web Sites Banned by City Council

The City Council of Birmingham, UK has blocked its staff from looking at websites about witchcraft, as well as sites that promote atheism, the paranormal, sexual deviancy and criminal activity. But sites about so-called “conventional” religions are readily available. The filter means staff may look at websites relating to Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and other conventional… Continue reading Witchcraft Web Sites Banned by City Council

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