Mystical Quote of da week

Let no man endanger his duty, the good of his soul, for the good of another, however great.When he has seen the good of his soul, let him follow it with earnestness.

~The Dhammapada~

If only I had this kind of wisdom with I was engaged back in the day. If I had been in touch with the goodness of my soul perhaps, I wouldn’t have ignore my spirit to win the love of another. For years, I forgot about my needs, desires, hopes and dreams to follow another. So, now I meditate and I follow my spiritual path so I can connect to the goodness inside of me. And in the moments or days when I’m centered and feel the goodness and the peace of my soul…in those times I need nothing outside me. Then I know exactly who I am and where I need to go. I am enough then… I am good. And everything and everyone is good.

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Christianity in 10 seconds

Note: this entry is not meant to offend Christians ( some of my best friends are Christians 🙂 but it IS meant to offend those without a sense of humor.

Moving on…

With all this talk by politicians recently about America being based on Judeo-Christian values, I have taken it as my duty to help the non- Christians of the world become better Americans. So for all you who mange to make it though living in a American without knowing the basics of Christianity ( living under a rock, huh?) I offer you undemocratic people; all you need to know about Christianity.

ALL you need to know:

1. God created everything- you, me, the Earth and everything else and HE did it in 7 days.

2. Adam and Eve were the first people and We are all decedents of them.

3. Adam and Eve committed the first sin and We all must pay for that… esp. Women ( damn them!!)

4. God gave us his only son ( called Jesus Christ, i think)

5. God gave Moses Ten Commandments called The Ten Commandments, I think( something about don’t kill, don’t steal, don’t commit adultery.. I can’t remember but don’t worry about that some Christians can’t remember them all either… see the daily show for evidence of that)

6. Jesus died for our sins.

7. You must accept Jesus Christ as your lord and savior in order to get into heaven.

Note: If you can’t remember all this. Don’t worry, all you need to know is number 7. If you accept Jesus, you are saved even if you have done horrible things, if you accept Jesus you are going to Heaven.

In fact if you are gay and a self-righteous type says you are going to hell.. ask them ” What if I have accepted Jesus Christ as my lord and savior, Will I go to hell then”. That will at least shut them up for awhile…

To extra items to remember for non-Christians:

If an extreme Christian verbally attacked for you because of your faith or for any reasons repeat these lines to them:

“Judge not lest ye be judged.” Matthew 7:1

“Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the Children of God.” Matthew 5:9

This should shut them up for a good while. And maybe they’ll realize the Loving and peaceful message of the Bible but that’s doubtful.

This has been Christianity in 10 seconds… Next segment Paganism in 5 seconds 🙂

Mystical Music Monday

Words & Music by Leonard Cohen
As performed & Transcribed by Allison Crowe

Hallelujah (lyrics)

I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
Well, it goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well, baby, I’ve been here before.
I’ve seen this room, and I’ve walked this floor.
I used to live alone before I knew you.
But I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch,
And love is not a victory march,
It’s a cold and it is a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well, there was a time when you’d let me know
What’s really going on below,
But now you never show that to me, do you?
But remember when I moved in you,
And the Holy Ghost was moving too,
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Well, maybe there is a God above,
But all that I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you.
It’s not a cry that you hear at night,
And it is not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it is a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

 

Pagans are bad for a Free Society!

 

Excuse me while I lose my Goddess loving mind…

I was browsing the On faith blog on the Washington Post when I came across a panelist’s article arguing against having Pagan chaplains in the military. Now, this post was written back on July 4 but it pissed me off so much that I just got to rant about this BS article. Note: there will be some ugliness and cursing… you’ll understand why…

The question posed to On Faith Panelists:

 

This July 4, Pagans rallied outside the White House. They want the military to add a Pagan chaplain. Should they get one? Would you vote for a Pagan for public office?

Paganism May Not Pass Religious Muster

Charles W. “Chuck” Colson

 

“It is debatable whether paganism is a religion, per say. It is generally defined as a pre-Christian state, but it takes a wide variety of forms—all the way from relatively benign New Age-style nature worship, to pantheism, to witchcraft, and even human sacrifice.”

Human Sacrifice! Seriously, this first paragraph should have informed every reader that this article is going to be a bunch of bull-crap. Chuck Colson and anyone else who believes that there are Modern pagans doing human sacrifices is ( to put it nicely) looney tunes. Hello…wake the f**** up, if Pagans were involved in human sacrifice, we would go to jail. It’s called Murder! We also would not be a legally recognized religion in America. I mean.. WTF… where did Colson even get this idea. I’ve read articles and websites accusing Pagans of animal sacrifice. At least, I can grasp that mistaken logic. There, silly people have decided that because groups like Santeria do animal sacrifices that it’s okay to say ALL Pagans do it. Well, that’s stupid but at least they aren’t pulling Sh** of of their you know what like Colson. Maybe he is referring to some Ancient practice ( well, then that’s a historic issue not a religious one) or maybe he knows of some rare tribe somewhere who aren’t Christian who do sacrifices( well, then that’s a cultural issue not a religious one). Whatever. Moving on…

 

“Those who publicly identify themselves as pagans are at best a marginal number and are basically no different from dozens of other cults.”

We are not a cult; We are a legally recognized religion. We don’t brainwash or try to convert. We don’t even have enough rules to be a Damn Cult. How the hell are we going to control people without rules and dogma?

“I see no reason why Wiccans or pagans generally should have the services of taxpayer-paid chaplains. It is perfectly appropriate, if a group meets court tests for religion, that outside priest/ministers be allowed to come into federal facilities and minister. But historically, with standards that have been spelled out carefully by the courts, chaplains are appointed to represent mainline religions.”

Do Pagans bleed less or die less when they fight for their country and its freedoms than people from Mainline religions?

“The more difficult question is whether I would vote for a pagan for public office. The answer is that on one hand I fully respect the fact that there should be no religious test for public office; on the other hand, I would have great difficulty supporting an explicit Wiccan or pagan for high public office. There are tenets of their belief that, I think, are incompatible with the requirements of American democratic governance.”

First of all, I doubt any Pagan would ever want your vote, sir. And, you have proven that you are a hypocrite who shouldn’t be listen to anyway. First you say that there should be no test and go on to require a test. Maybe up your mind, Do you respect the Constitution or Not?

“Lest this sound discriminatory, I think it is very clear from reading the writings of our founding fathers that a sound adherence to the values of the Judeo-Christian tradition—or at the very least, deism—was essential as a basis of the moral law that would sustain a free society.”

So, according to this idiot, all Pagans, Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and any other group that doesn’t adhere to the Judeo-Christian tradition can’t follow Moral law and are bad for a democracy and a free society. What’s hilarious is that a person who suggest that there needs to be religious qualifications for office, who suggest that non-mainline religions shouldn’t have equal rights and service is going Against the constitution and the ideals of democracy. Clearly, Chuck Colson doesn’t want a free society but a Judeo-Christian one.

“Not being as familiar with paganism in its various forms, I do not wish to condemn it unfairly.”

So, then Shut up and stop mouthing off about what you don’t know about. Next time do some research before you say stupid crap. Hello.. Wikipedia ( even that would make you should sound less uninformed and bigoted)

“So I would not appoint pagan chaplains, nor would I, as a personal decision but influenced greatly by the founders, vote for a pagan.”

Good thing, that your opinion doesn’t matter and we have a constitution that protects our rights whether you agree or not.

There were a lot of excellent responses to Chuck Colson’s Post. This was my favorite:

Satan:

Dearest Chuck,
Thank you for doing my work, I greatly appreciate your ability to lie, cheat, steal and murder while pretending to be a follower of that nasty little longhaired peace and love freak, Jesus. I’ll be keeping a special place nice and warm for you, right next to your pals Nixon, Agnew, Hitler, Stalin, Reagan, Pinochet and many more of your fake christian gangland buddies.
Your pal and patron,
Satan