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October 4th, 2011
01:57 PM ET

Kentucky town celebrates Pagan Pride Day

Pagans turned out to celebrate the fall harvest in Louisville, Kentucky, CNN affiliate WDRB reports. "It's a celebration of all polytheistic religions," Pagan Pride Day coordinator Mike Avery said.

Read the full story at WDRB
- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Druids • Kentucky • Paganism

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  1. need advice

    I'll right away grasp your rss feed as I can not find your email subscription link or newsletter service. Do you have any? Kindly let me understand so that I may just subscribe. Thanks.

    April 5, 2012 at 9:04 am |
  2. Tea Party Jim

    Was it a coincidence that all the people shown were fat/obese? Just askin.....................

    October 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
    • Tea Party Sal

      Isn't everyone in the tea party really fat? Sure seems like it. I never like it when they teabag me and their fat flabs hit me in the face.

      October 8, 2011 at 10:21 pm |
  3. True Story

    @TBN
    You're quite childish. Your posts are hateful and offensive. Nothing you seem to contribute is valid and maybe it's YOUR beliefs that should stay in the basement, since you find it necessary to boast them here.
    @AGuest9
    It does seem to be difficult to "ignore" all the people who offend you, doesn't it? It seems more people are interested in shoving their beliefs and non-belief down your throat than having a friendly nature. I think what Haley was getting at is that, SHE as an individual practices that live and let live philosophy and that it has worked for her. It is a good idea but sometimes you just meet the wrong people.

    October 7, 2011 at 9:13 am |
  4. pagan in WV

    Hey CNN... just as a note. Pagan Pride Day is celebrated in each of the 50 states of the US and many many countries around the world. Kentucky is not alone.

    Blessed Be

    October 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • Les

      It is also the fastest growing religion in the world today. Thank Gods and Goddesses all.

      October 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm |
  5. Muneef

    The_Holy_Quran_English.pdf
    Size: 29.6 MB
    Expires: November 4, 2011 4:41:00 AM PDT
    DOWNLOAD
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    October 6, 2011 at 3:40 pm |
    • Reality

      The koran in all of its terror and horror:

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "

      October 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm |
    • .........

      hit report abuse on all reality nonsense spam

      October 7, 2011 at 4:55 am |
    • Jimtanker

      While they are a bit lengthy, Reality's posts are informative, not spam.

      October 7, 2011 at 5:12 am |
  6. Linann

    I love Jesus....his people scare me.

    October 6, 2011 at 12:48 pm |
    • pagan in WV

      so true...

      October 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
  7. Druid in Alaska

    Blessed Be my brothers and sisters, may all your Gods and Goddesses smile upon you and bring you peace. Amun

    October 6, 2011 at 12:31 pm |
  8. Bo

    @Les That stufff I read about that yestreday on the intern

    October 5, 2011 at 11:08 pm |
    • Les

      Thanks for your response. I have a slight problem though. I don't know which of my posts you were referencing.

      October 6, 2011 at 12:36 pm |
  9. Bo

    @BRC I'm sorry it took me so long to answer, but I thought you had left. I hope my last post answered your question, but if not here is a brief. I don't honestly know what to say about Buddhsim, at lest the original Buddhism, because strictly speaking it is a philosophy and not a religion. I know it is said the followers don't worship the image of Buddha, they just pay their respects. But that is about all I know. I don't know what all the candle burning is about.I presume technicly a Christian could be a Buddhist, but I don't know why. if you are wondering if an atheist can be saved I made comments on that in my last post. God judges the hearts of men, it is His judgement not mine. fred posted something to you, and he qouted you saying something to the effect that you just couldn't accept the Bible. I don't think I ever got that post. You have a good evening, God love you.

    October 5, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
    • BRC

      @Bo, Buddhism has always been a religion, you can have a religion that doesn't worship a diety, at the same time all religions fall into the realm of philosphy. So, you're answers never really got at the question I was asking, but they sort of hint at an answer, and in that we kind of dissagree.

      As for fred, he either missread or missunderstood me, and he definitely misquoted me (I hav eresponded to his post seperately). A summary here. I don't believe or accept the bible for a number of reasons I've listed before. That doesn't mean I can't, if "God" or Jesus reappears and endorses the Church, then I'm going to have to bite my tongue and make some concessions to my rightfully smug religious friends (though I am not really concerned that that is ever going to happen). What I said I would refuse to do, and I do mean this, even if "God" himself were to appear and threaten me, is accept the policy that no matter how good you are, or how well you live your life, if you do not actively praise "God" and Jesus you will be punished. There is no way that a just and loving god would impose such a rule, that is the kind of thing that comes from the mind of power hungry humans; and I will never accept it. That is what I said was absurd, and that I would not bend to.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:29 am |
    • MarkinFL

      If the god of the bible turned out to be real that would be a real shame. He is an Ego-maniacal psycho-killer type with serious personal issues. I could see fearing him but certainly not worshiping him.

      October 6, 2011 at 10:35 am |
  10. Les

    Have you ever noticed how the Xtian weirdos always take over the blogs that have nothing to do with their false religion? The story was about Pagans NOT Xtians or Islam or Jewish extreme and cruel religions. Yet they have managed to dominate this discussion with their lies, slander and unwanted gibberish.I am polytheistic and have been for 44 of my 57 yrs. I was a Xtian before I learned at the tender age of 12 that the Judeo-Xtians worshiped an obscure storm god whose power of influence encompassed a single mountain top and who was the murderer of thousands of children and women.

    Don't Xtians get it? To post inappropriate Xtian content having nothing to do with a celebratory pagan gathering is wrong on every level. IS this the way they interpret :do onto others...? They are sick and laughable. Nothing more.

    October 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm |
    • *frank*

      Fear not, Crom will snap their puny Jesus's neck as if he were a chicken, and throw his carcass into a gorge for rats to dine on!

      October 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
    • Answer

      Xtians believe that they own the belief blogs. It's a simple concept – they don't understand what the word 'belief' means.
      To them it means "christian', which is bull. Anything posted on the belief blog – they think they have the authority to own it. If you tell them straight out and curt like that CNN has lent their network of computers to simply host this for whomever that wants to post; the xtians will probably go into a hissy fit and say "well God put his up for my sake."

      October 5, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
    • Draz

      @Answer

      So... what excuse do the atheists have for doing the same thing?

      October 6, 2011 at 11:56 am |
    • Les

      @Draz

      I can't speak for Atheist. I am a polytheistic Pagan for the past 44 yrs. While I too am puzzled over atheist postings on the Belief blogs since they do not "believe", I find their posts enlightening if they are quoting appropriate sources in their arguments. OTOH, Xtians waste the Blog space "evangelizing" which is entirely uncalled for Especially given the fact that most Xtians who post to this list offer bizarre opinions about the scripture which are based on the incorrectly translated KJB or worse yet the totally mistranslated "Good News for Modern Man". Neither source comes close to the actual meaning. For instance, the KJB translated the Greek word for "poisoners" as witch.

      Anyway, the comments that are derived from those sources (and several others) are at best ignorance personified and at it's worst, delusional babbling of the truly insane. Besides I have NEVER met a Xtian person that lives their life as it is laid out in the New Testament. A case in point: women shall keep silent in the churches and never teach men (both are instructed to pray in private and not make a public display of their religion as the Pharisees did).

      October 6, 2011 at 1:07 pm |
    • Draz

      @Les

      Sort of the whole point of Christianity is that, if anyone was actually capable of living up to God's standard of righteousness as presented in the Bible, then there wouldn't be a need for a Savior. While trite, and more than a bit scapegoat-ish to the point of irreverence, the bumper sticker that says "Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven" isn't necessarily wrong, Biblically speaking.

      Word study is an important part of Bible study, which is why I always have a concordance (including Hebrew & Greek dictionary) and a good ol' fashioned Webster's at my side when studying the Bible. I did a quick search of the word "witch" (not to doubt your claim, but rather to verify it), and I didn't find the word at all in the King James New Testament. It appears twice in the OT, which was translated from Hebrew, not Greek. I did find "witchcraft."

      From G5332; medication (“pharmacy”), that is, (by extension) magic (literal or figurative): – sorcery, witchcraft.

      October 6, 2011 at 1:35 pm |
    • Les

      @Daz

      Thanks. I looked up the the references you provided and then some extras. The word did mean poisoner but was closer to sorcerer or more importantly pharmacy and, by extension, pharmacist. This makes some since in that the pharmacists would most likely have been the ones the ones to concoct the poison. With poison often being used as a personal weapon in that era (indeed, up to the mis-20th century), the pharmacists must have been doing a brisk business.

      The most that can be said, in my opinion, is that male pharmacists who concoct poisons are to be condemned to death. The gender of the Hebrew word does not convey the idea of the slaughter of witches (e.g. female herbalists and healers) but rather a punishment to male (sorcerer) pharmacists who concoct and sell poisons.. Any other interpretation seems to stretch things a bit more than I believe would make it anything close to a condemnation of modern neo-pagan or Wicca practices.

      October 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  11. Bo

    @kimsland When I was a teen I struggeled with evolution and creation. I was raised in a home in which my parents did not go to church and they let us kids make up our own minds about belief May I try to help you understand the belief and faith of a Christian? It may have to carry over into other blogs because you may have questions. I won't critize, ridicule or try to persade you. I wii only try to explain and answer questions. In turn, please don't belittle me or God, but you can tell me why you critize Him.

    October 5, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • Ben

      Maybe first show us that your brain at least works well enough for you to find the Reply button. Yes, it is accessible on your phone. So far, all that your posts demonstrate is that you are not very intelligent.

      October 5, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
    • Richard S Kaiser

      @ Ben,,,, et al,,,,

      Mat 5:22, “But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca,(or a senseless, empty headed man) shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”

      October 5, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
    • EvolvedDNA

      Richard..is there something about bible passages that trigger the sacrifice gene in Christians? it seems every passage ends in some form of slaughter or ritualistic BBQ.

      October 6, 2011 at 12:14 am |
    • Les

      @Ben

      Bo's posts are very well thought out. Judging by his posts he practises his faith with a quiet conviction and never says anything that can be construed as evangelizing in its original meaning, We need more calm heads discussing the various religions. Not the hate and stupidity that most Xtians on this blog seem to post.

      If all Xtians actually followed the New Testament perhaps we would see a more illegitimate Xtian church. Like one that actually feeds and clothes the hungry and the poor, whose widows ALWAYS minister to the needs of those in prison, who ALWAYS turning the other cheek when they are hit and feel nothing but LOVE when they are attacked by an enemy. They also would NEVER take anyone to court and hold ALL things in common, ad nauseum.

      Should the Xtians immerse themselves in what their book really says, they would have no money left, to make ill-conceived lop-sided movies, buy media time, build megachurches and illegally try to influence politics. That is why I am looking forward to the day when it will be so odd for a Xtian to advertise an event that people will flock to their cars and drive by to watch and laugh at them.

      Pagan Festivals are just as worthy a cause as any other festival and CNN is right in covering the pagan movement. My only complaint is that CNN seldom presents legitimate stories like this one but rather tends to focus on the strange and bizarre fringe groups that identify themselves as pagan when, in reality, that is a big stretch.

      Keep up, the good work Bo. This pagan would rather read your posts any day over those of the hatefull fascist untruthful conservative right wing el(il)angelicans

      October 9, 2011 at 6:31 pm |
  12. Muneef

    And We send down of the Qur'an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss.
    http://quran.com/17
    ---–

    Sahih International
    And [for] every person We have imposed his fate upon his neck, and We will produce for him on the Day of Resurrection a record which he will encounter spread open.17:14

    [It will be said], "Read your record. Sufficient is yourself against you this Day as accountant."17:15

    Whoever is guided is only guided for [the benefit of] his soul. And whoever errs only errs against it. And no bearer of burdens will bear the burden of another. And never would We punish until We sent a messenger.17:16

    And when We intend to destroy a city, We command its affluent but they defiantly disobey therein; so the word comes into effect upon it, and We destroy it with [complete] destruction.17:17

    And how many have We destroyed from the generations after Noah. And sufficient is your Lord, concerning the sins of His servants, as Acquainted and Seeing.17:18

    Whoever should desire the immediate – We hasten for him from it what We will to whom We intend. Then We have made for him Hell, which he will [enter to] burn, censured and banished.17:19

    But whoever desires the Hereafter and exerts the effort due to it while he is a believer – it is those whose effort is ever appreciated [by Allah ].17:20

    To each [category] We extend – to these and to those – from the gift of your Lord. And never has the gift of your Lord been restricted.17:21

    Look how We have favored [in provision] some of them over others. But the Hereafter is greater in degrees [of difference] and greater in distinction.17:22

    Do not make [as equal] with Allah another deity and [thereby] become censured and forsaken.17:23
    ---
    Sahih International
    The seven heavens and the earth and whatever is in them exalt Him. And there is not a thing except that it exalts [ Allah ] by His praise, but you do not understand their [way of] exalting. Indeed, He is ever Forbearing and Forgiving.17:45

    And when you recite the Qur'an, We put between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter a concealed part-i-tion.17:46

    And We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And when you mention your Lord alone in the Qur'an, they turn back in aversion.17:47
    ----
    Sahih International
    And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.17:71

    [Mention, O Muhammad], the Day We will call forth every people with their record [of deeds]. Then whoever is given his record in his right hand – those will read their records, and injustice will not be done to them, [even] as much as a thread [inside the date seed].17:72

    And whoever is blind in this [life] will be blind in the Hereafter and more astray in way.17:73
    ----

    October 5, 2011 at 6:11 pm |
    • Answer

      "We have imposed his fate upon his neck, and We will produce for him on the Day of Resurrection a record which he will encounter spread open.17:14 "

      "And whoever is blind in this [life] will be blind in the Hereafter and more astray in way.17:73"

      –The "We" have imposed his fate upon his neck? Who is the "we"? Man kind. Certainly not god. So you're following a lot of brutish 2nd century junk. Resurrection? Show the evidence of someone brought back from being a "stiff". A real stiff will stay dead. A fact that remains uncontested.

      Whoever is blind – are the followers of religion. Oh I know you'll come and jump immediately to your own defense. It still doesn't make it any more resounding than if you were to post an eternity worth of "we are not the ones who are blind" on your own behalf.
      You are blind. Just do not spread lies to offload your own blindness to others for when you are the real idiot who is blind. It's a real shame that all those who have religion in their hearts have not died as of today. I can only really wish that all your lives come to an end tomorrow. Please consider seriously on the next following day to kill yourself. Thanks in advance.

      October 5, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
    • Muneef

      Answer.

      Could have been enough that you ask for explanation and I answer with out you cursing and wishing us believers death...!
      The We is representing GOD being and his arch angels "Royal We".
      The blind could be of any nations or generations even among religious one's such as "Muslims/Christians/Jews"...for example I consider those throwing their life away suicidingly with out true knowledge of GOD religion as blind...then those who live with out interest to find out more about the creation and the creator are as blind... So suggest you should not misjudge taking it personally with out finding out more unless you are in advance aware that it is pointing you out for things you know have missed out....!?!

      October 6, 2011 at 7:47 am |
    • Muneef

      And We have placed over their hearts coverings, lest they understand it, and in their ears deafness. And when you mention your Lord alone in the Qur'an, they turn back in aversion.17:47

      October 6, 2011 at 7:51 am |
    • Reality

      What the followers of the koran have sent to us:

      The Muslim Conquest of India – 11th to 18th century

      ■"The likely death toll is somewhere between 2 million and 80 million. The geometric mean of those two limits is 12.7 million. "

      and the 19 million killed in the Mideast Slave Trade 7C-19C by Muslims.

      and more recently

      1a) 179 killed in Mumbai/Bombay, 290 injured

      1b) Assassination of Benazir Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh

      2) 9/11, 3000 mostly US citizens, 1000’s injured

      3) The 24/7 Sunni-Shiite centuries-old blood feud currently being carried out in Iraq, US troops killed in action, 3,480 and 928 in non combat roles. 102,522 – 112,049 Iraqi civilians killed as of 9/16/2011/, mostly due to suicide bombers, land mines and bombs of various types, http://www.iraqbodycount.org/ and http://www.defenselink.mil/news/casualty.pdf

      4) Kenya- In Nairobi, about 212 people were killed and an estimated 4000 injured; in Dar es Salaam, the attack killed at least 11 and wounded 85.[2]

      5) Bali-in 2002-killing 202 people, 164 of whom were foreign nationals, and 38 Indonesian citizens. A further 209 people were injured.

      6) Bali in 2005- Twenty people were killed, and 129 people were injured by three bombers who killed themselves in the attacks.

      7) Spain in 2004- killing 191 people and wounding 2,050.

      8. UK in 2005- The bombings killed 52 commuters and the four radical Islamic suicide bombers, injured 700.

      9) The execution of an eloping couple in Afghanistan on 04/15/2009 by the Taliban.

      10) – Afghanistan: US troops 1,385 killed in action, 273 killed in non-combat situations as of 09/15/2011. Over 40,000 Afghan civilians killed due to the dark-age, koranic-driven Taliban acts of horror

      11) The killing of 13 citizen soldiers at Ft. Hood by a follower of the koran.

      12) 38 Russian citizens killed on March 29, 2010 by Muslim women suicide bombers.

      13) The May 28, 2010 attack on a Islamic religious minority in Pakistan, which have left 98 dead,

      14) Lockerbie is known internationally as the site where, on 21 December 1988, the wreckage of Pan Am Flight 103 crashed as a result of a terrorist bomb. In the United Kingdom the event is referred to as the Lockerbie disaster, the Lockerbie bombing, or simply Lockerbie. Eleven townspeople were killed in Sherwood Crescent, where the plane's wings and fuel tanks plummeted in a fiery explosion, destroying several houses and leaving a huge crater, with debris causing damage to a number of buildings nearby. The 270 fatalities (259 on the plane, 11 in Lockerbie) were citizens of 21 nations.

      15 The daily suicide and/or roadside and/or mosque bombings in the terror world of Islam.

      16) Bombs sent from Yemen by followers of the koran which fortunately were discovered before the bombs were detonated.

      17) The killing of 58 Christians in a Catholic church in one of the latest acts of horror and terror in Iraq.

      18) Moscow airport suicide bombing: 35 dead, 130 injured. January 25, 2011.

      19) A Pakistani minister, who had said he was getting death threats because of his stance against the country's controversial blasphemy law, was shot and killed Wednesday, 3/2/2011

      20) two American troops killed in Germany by a recently radicalized Muslim, 3/3/2011

      21) the kidnapping and apparent killing of a follower of Zoraster in the dark world of Islamic Pakistan.

      22) Shariatpur, Bangladesh (CNN 3/30/2011) - Hena Akhter's last words to her mother proclaimed her innocence. But it was too late to save the 14-year-old girl. Her fellow villagers in Bangladesh's Shariatpur district had already passed harsh judgment on her. Guilty, they said, of having an affair with a married man. The imam from the local mosque ordered the fatwa, or religious ruling, and the punishment: 101 lashes delivered swiftly, deliberately in public. Hena dropped after 70 and died a week later.

      23) "October 4, 2011, 100 die as a truck loaded with drums of fuel exploded Tuesday at the gate of compound housing several government ministries on a busy Mogadishu street. It was the deadliest single bombing carried out by the al Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group in Somalia since their insurgency began. "

      October 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • .........

      hit report abuse on all repeat reality garbage

      October 6, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
  13. *frank*

    evry knee of the wicket shall bow!

    October 5, 2011 at 5:56 pm |
    • Princess Leia

      Wicket is a cute-as-can-be Ewok! My buddy!

      October 5, 2011 at 6:05 pm |
    • beans

      Is that just the sticky wickets, or do the ordinary kind count too?

      October 7, 2011 at 9:59 am |
    • Les

      Wickets! Wickets! My kingdom for a wicket!

      October 7, 2011 at 6:25 pm |
  14. Reality

    From p. 2:

    Pagans are just as weird as Christians, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews.

    To wit:

    Mocking spells, curses, covens, black magic, witches, voodooing dolls, hoodooing the results, shadow books, maypoles,
    god(s) and/or goddess(es). For some pagans like the Wiccans, there is The Horned God is one of the two primary deities found in pagan religions. He is often given various names and epithets, and represents the male part of the religion's duotheistic theological system, the other part being the female Triple Goddess. Then there is Gerald Gardiner !!!

    October 5, 2011 at 5:27 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Aww, herbalicious, I'm so glad you're still posting your silliness. I enjoy reporting your posts for abuse!

      October 5, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      And lo, the moderators did indeed remove the post of the herbal juarez! Glory be to the mods!

      October 6, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • .........

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      October 6, 2011 at 7:59 pm |
  15. Bo

    @BRC Apparently you posted something I did not see, however fred must have felt the need to say something to you in reply. I'm not going to comment on what he said, but he qouted you saying, "I WILL NOT BEND TO SOMETHING OBSURD" (don't know if you used upper case) this is the only thing I can comment on are these words. My comment would be: "Im sorry this is the way you feel but God will be your judge. Right now, you can assess yourself. If you were God and someone answered you that way about an offer you had extended.to him; what would be your judgement for the denial? It's your choice. God loves you. Oh, by the way, God gave you free will of choice and allows you to view the Bible as you choose, and that you will judged on also.

    October 5, 2011 at 2:27 pm |
    • BillnTed

      Why would you be judged on using the free will God bestowed upon you? Seems like a set up for failure to me. And who exactly are you to interpret the will of a being no earthly mind can conceive of?

      You're whistling in the dark right along with the rest of us...

      October 5, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
    • News Flash

      Bo are you really THAT stupid. Saying people are "free" to see the bible as they choose. After a really good education, one is no longer able to see it with yoiur "magical" eyes, and still be HONEST. We are NOT free to be dishonest. You are deluded.

      October 5, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  16. Honeybee's Hive

    John 14:6 ~ Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me"

    Isaiah 45:20-22 ~ “Gather yourselves and come; Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge,
    Who carry about their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save. Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together. Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me. Turn to Me and be saved, all the ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other"

    October 5, 2011 at 1:24 pm |
    • HellBent

      Armaments 2 – "And the LORD spake, saying, "First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it."

      October 5, 2011 at 1:31 pm |
    • St. Montius of Pythonia

      O Lord, please don't burn us.
      Don't grill or toast Your flock.
      Don't put us on the barbecue
      Or simmer us in stock.
      Don't braise or bake or boil us
      Or stir-fry us in a wok.
      Oh, please don't lightly poach us
      Or baste us with hot fat.
      Don't fricassee or roast us
      Or boil us in a vat,
      And please don't stick Thy servants, Lord,
      In a Rotissomat.

      October 5, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • hippypoet

      ALBATROSS, ALBATROSS HERE!

      does it come in flavors?

      FLAVORS – ITS A BLOODY SEA BIRD....no,no flavors...ALBATROSS, ALBATROSS HERE!

      October 5, 2011 at 3:11 pm |
    • Bucky Ball

      hippypoet,
      Sir, an "albatross" is a "3 under par" golf hole, (bogey, par, birdie, eagle and albatross). Sheesh.:twisted:

      October 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm |
    • John Richardson

      I hit a hole in one on the first golf hole I ever played. Yeah, it was just a little pitch and putt course, but still. I hit a good three or four more over the course of the one summer I played. And yet, on balance, I was horrible. Putting was mediocre, pitching, these holes in one notwithstanding, just horrible. Horrible. The last hole I played, I put the ball in the water – diagonally BEHIND me. THe worst sliced shot in the history of golf, perhaps? Anyway, my holes in one were technically eagles, as every hole was par three. But the only way you could hit an albatross would be to have a hole in zero. That would've been quite a challenge!

      October 6, 2011 at 10:04 am |
    • Les

      Isaiah is a complete contradiction to several passages in the Bible that declare that there are many gods. And it is completely opposed to Jesus' teaching in the New Testament where he says."You condemn me for saying that I am the son of God when I have said YE ARE GODS". This fact, along with forbidding "no other gods before me" and Paul saying "Those there be many gods but for us there is but one".This clearly indicates that many other gods exist outside of Jehovah, Yahweh AND cHRIST.

      So, the question remains, who exactly is correct, Isaiah or Jesus?

      October 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
    • Les

      What a bummer, Honey Bee. Now I'll have to destroy all my wooden gods. But, not to worry, I have several concrete, stone, and poly-resin ones left. And your god does not condemn them anywhere in the passage. Thank you for trimming my worship time in half. Should gone to the Pagan Fest to replace the wooden ones with those made from other materials. Sigh.......

      October 7, 2011 at 6:32 pm |
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