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Definitions of terms: Cults, Sects and Denominations

Quotations:

“…if you believe in it, it is a religion or perhaps ‘the’ religion; and if you do not care one way or another about it, it is a sect; but if you fear and hate it, it is a cult.” Leo Pfeffer. A humorous quotation, but one that is uncomfortably close to reality.

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Dandelion Magick

Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman

The humble Dandelion has been celebrated for centuries as a powerful medicine and nutrition source. Learn here how to harvest and utilize one of Nature’s finest plants.

MAGICAL PROPERTIES: Gender: Masculine Planet: Jupiter Element: Air Deity: Hecate, Brighid (Brigit, Brigid, Bride, etc),Belenos Power: Divination, Wishes, Messenger Astrological: Primary – Pisces, Sagittarius; Secondary – . . . → Read More: Dandelion Magick

Can a person belong to two religions?

Can a person be both a Christian and a Wiccan?

Two quotations: bullet “Harry Potter remains a hot potato, polarizing Christians left and right because of three words: wizards, witches, and magic. Deuteronomy 18:10-11 warns us to avoid engaging in pagan rituals and sorcery, and for sure, Christianity and witchcraft don’t mix.” bullet Deuteronomy 18:10-11: . . . → Read More: Can a person belong to two religions?

MP files complaint over immigrant rant

A complaint against music promoter Bruce Allen has been filed with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, after he ranted about immigrants seeking special treatment. Liberal MP Raymond Chan filed the formal complaint Tuesday, and accused Allen of making discriminatory remarks. Allen made his comments on B.C. radio station CKNW on Sept. 13.

“It seems . . . → Read More: MP files complaint over immigrant rant

“Witchcraft” in the Canadian Criminal Code

The law:

Section 365 of the Canadian Criminal Code, R.S. 1985,c.C-46 is one of a group of five offenses which deal with false pretenses. It states:

“Every one who fraudulently

(a) pretends to exercise or to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration,

(b) undertakes, for a consideration, to . . . → Read More: “Witchcraft” in the Canadian Criminal Code

Sudan charges teacher over teddy’s name

associated press

KHARTOUM – A British teacher detained in Sudan after her class called a teddy bear Mohammad was charged on Wednesday with insulting Islam in a move that sparked a diplomatic row between London and Khartoum.

Gillian Gibbons, 54, was also charged with inciting hatred and showing contempt for religious beliefs, Sudanese official media . . . → Read More: Sudan charges teacher over teddy’s name

About non-Atheists view of Atheism

Results of public opinion polls

Tolerance towards Atheists:

Although adults in North America exhibit reasonable tolerance towards persons belonging to different Christian denominations and other organized religions, this acceptance does not necessarily extend to Atheists.

This is a serious concern to many Atheists and other non-Christians — a problem which has every likelihood of becoming . . . → Read More: About non-Atheists view of Atheism

How To Welcome Back the Sun for Yule

From Patti Wigington

The ancients knew that the winter solstice was the longest night of the year — and that meant that the sun was beginning its long journey back towards earth. It was a time of celebration, and for rejoicing in the knowledge that soon, the warm days of spring would return, and the . . . → Read More: How To Welcome Back the Sun for Yule

Can Feng Shui make you rich?

The ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui believes that two opposing forces of energy, Yin and Yang, are in constant flux, and the goal of Feng Shui is to design the environment around us so as to balance this polarity and achieve harmony.

While the most popular practice of Feng Shui these days is to . . . → Read More: Can Feng Shui make you rich?

Dogs in Celtic Culture

Three glories of a gathering: a beautiful wife, a good horse, and a swift hound.

Dogs possessed both mundane value and spiritual importance in Celtic culture.Hunting and herding were mainstays of early economies in the Celtic countries and these economic activities made dogs highly valued. Because of their skills in tracking, loyal natures, and their . . . → Read More: Dogs in Celtic Culture