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Anyone feel like getting angry? i got some videos for you. Thanks as always to RightWingWatch.org

Greenwell Springs Baptist Church pastor Dennis Terry introduced presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Family Research Council president Tony Perkins in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with a rousing speech railing against liberals and non-Christians and condemning abortion rights, “sexual perversion,” same-sex marriage and secular government. Terry said that America “was founded as a Christian nation” and those that disagree with him should “get out! We don’t worship Buddha, we don’t worship Mohammad, we don’t worship Allah!”

It is a little worrying. the “everyone else is wrong” mentality is being sported and clapped at in large gathering halls of militant angry people. It’s like my high school chapel services all over again. Things like this is scary for the “everyone else crowd”. If the Right wing obsessive hate toward the gays and lesbians somehow dies down, I fear the full force of that hate coming down on the fringe groups like pagans. Any LGBT pagans out there, I would like to give you a hug via internet.

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On a lighter note, want to listen to Pat Robertson talk about oral sex between a man and wife? It made me laugh, though I’m a little immature.

Wait… so if you think its a sin then it is and if your don’t think it is then it isn’t… I believe that’s Commandment 13. Seven years of Christan schooling, life time of Sunday school, teaching vacation bible school and serving as a deacon, I never heard that philosophy. Must be new. Haha

 

 

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Sometimes the spells you just do are the ones that turn out the best.

i had decided sometime in November I wanted to do a new moon meditation ritual. Like most  tentative plans, it fell through. it was only this march New moon that i even decided to to do something and the decision only came at 9pm as I waited for the bus home.

Once in my apartment I went to my altar and began looking around. I found my large pentacle i got at Yule that i had not properly used, I gathered my god and goddess candle. I thought I should have another candle for the particular ritual and found a black votive i had from a Halloween sale. It was such a nice night and I wanted to do something special so I went out site on the porch and set some of it up.

On a last moment whim, I went back inside for my chalice cup and offering bowl. But what to offer? The typical bread and whine combo is over done. Also I have neither of those things. I decided on some rice would be appropriate as that is about 25% of my diet. I had no wine or grape juice to fill my cup. In the same way I put out some rice as my favorite food, I thought, maybe i should put something out there that I like. During most days I drink only water, coffee when I’m cleaning and doing homework and Pepsi when I’m feeling fun.  I didn’t feel like making a pot of coffee for just this nor did I have any Pepsi and giving tap water seemed a little cheep.  So then i dug out the cake flavored vodka. it was left over from my drunken St. Patrick day, it had cost a lot and brought me much happiness (and my first real hang over).

I know that for the most part every book and teacher of the craft says that you should plan out your rituals in advance and at least know that your doing… but when I sat down before my makeshift altar in the night I felt like I was doing everything right. I used the candle in a bit of spell work and I felt the power around me. After the rite I left my offering and the candle burning outside. The night and day was so still with such little wind, i found the candle burning at noon the next day.

My off the cuff spell felt more real to me then anything I’ve ever planned out. I think that’s the real joy of magical work, finding what works for you and what speaks the loudest.

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Ha! I just saw the posting of the Tumblr and I’m not sure who posted it but I must say that I giggled like a little girl. You made my day. I love the ones that you made. Also, thanks for linking back to me. Much love!

http://teenwitchwendy.tumblr.com/

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So not sure if everyone out there has caught any of the outrage generated by the show GCB or “Good Christian Bitches” that airs on ABC. Many of the more conservative news outlets have called the show “demeaning toward Christianity”. You should know that I call it… a bit of nostalgia.

Growing up in a very tight-knit church environment and attending a christian school, I experienced some of this show first hand. The woman “villains” of the show with their Bible-based, insults and evil, quick wit brings back some bad memories but also brings back some strangely good ones. The lead woman, Amanda, returns to her home town after her cheating husband died in a fiery car crash to live with he mother and teenage kids. Now she Faces the girls whom she tormented in high school who are now the powerful mean girls and she the outcast. All in all a very interesting show full of fun little back stabbings and even some hilarious moments where their perfect Christan facades come crashing down in the public eye. Honestly, if this was written as a secular show with no bible verses or “Jesus saves” we would just be watching Desperate Housewives (with a little less murder). The Christan element of the show adds a flavor to the mix of the drama that I can sit back and laugh at.

I can see where conservatives may find this offensive. The Overly Christan characters are the “bad guys” of the show. Yet I see its something deeper. They use their religion as a weapon against the people they don’t like. Have you ever been told “I’m praying for you” but you know it was an underhanded spiteful comment filled with so much venom but to be polite all you can do is smile and thank them. It;s enough to make a person scream and I’m sort of glad to see it on TV. Some of the characters are both Christan and Texan stereotypes as well but I say its fun, its fresh and I like it.

Catch it on Hulu.com right now the first two episodes are up. The first episode wasn’t anything special. Though i had been interested to see it, I felt that much of it was forgetable.  Yet the 2nd episode, with Amanda now settled in, really brought out her character as a mother and reformed Queen bitch. On the strength on the 2nd episode alone, I thought i would post this little review

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Why in this week’s episode of Castle (season 4 episode18: a Dance with Death) Beckett, while discussing with Castle about his crazy off-the-wall theory about how their female suspect caused a train derailment, she said “With what? her crazy Wiccan powers?” To which Castle responds “Woah… that would be a good twist… but no…”

Did my favorite cop drama on TV just do that? Saying “crazy Wiccan powers” in reference to a characters that was in no way linked to the occult or so much as looked a little goth? Is calling someone Wiccan just one of those stock words that writers just throw in there?  I’m not sure if I should be offended or not. I think I should… maybe? I don’t know.

It just goes to show how very little people know about us and how lowly they think of us…

Hey Writers of Castle, big fan and big supporter of the show since the beginning. Love everything about it… just poor choice of words there bros. Come on…

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She is that girl who you roll your eyes at in the Wiccan forums and chat rooms. She is the girl you see in the new age section of the book stores. She took movies like The Craft way too seriously. Sometimes Teen Witch Wendys evolve and understand the pagan faiths are more than a fashion statement and truly dedicate their lives to it’s study. Others will grow out of it as a passing phase. Teen Witch Wendy’s are not bad. Just annoying.

Note: this is NOT ALL TEENS. Not everyone who come to Wicca/paganism are like this and I don’t mean to offend. Just I think we all know who this is…. And maybe some of us were once just like her.

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This full moon is known as the Storm moon, Seed Moon, Lenten Moon, Crow Moon (yes I did jsut pull this off of about.com‘s pagan section. That’s not  reallythe point)

While we take the time to reflect on the beauty of the full moon tonight in either quiet reflection or in ritual, I’d like to supply you with some other worldly beauty to ponder over.

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