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The Menace of Chinese Food

One of the unrecognized and most deadly evil of modern life’s facets is Chinese food. Most people are wholly unaware of the critical nature of the Chinese food question, and blithely continue to participate in this wicked and dangerous activity: eating Chinese food. Of course, to speak against such a hallowed institution as Chinese . . . → Read More: The Menace of Chinese Food

Florida university bans Christmas decor

A Florida university has annoyed many of its employees and students by ordering a complete ban on Christmas decorations in public areas. That means Florida Gulf Coast University is not holding its greeting card contest this year, the Fort Myers News-Press reported. The giving tree in one building will be a “giving garden.”

“Public institutions, . . . → Read More: Florida university bans Christmas decor

Two Sides of a Story

I thought this was quite interesting. A story claiming that an atheist manifesto led a good, clean cut young Christian college student to kill himself, was dugg. Another story, talking about how a young atheist abandoned by his family, became discouraged and killed himself. It’s the same young man in both stories. Was he a . . . → Read More: Two Sides of a Story

Un-Thanksgiving Day

By Dani Gomez

Today is Thanksgiving and for the majority of us it means a family reunion around the table with food, drinks and football games. But to others, the finest American holiday had become a day of mourning and homage to those who gave their lives defending their native lands. Also called the Un-Thanksgiving . . . → Read More: Un-Thanksgiving Day

Wizard switching Christmas lights

By Kevin Barnes

The Wizard Man of Sutton has agreed to turn on the town’s Christmas lights on Thursday night after a successful internet campaign. More than 2,600 members of the social networking site Facebook clamoured for Conrad Pugsley, 58, to weave a spell over the festivities.

“We are absolutely thrilled that the . . . → Read More: Wizard switching Christmas lights

Nine out of ten dogmas

by Frank Furedi

…Assumptions, agendas and distinctly iffy data behind those ubiquitous words, ‘research shows’ As someone devoted to academic research, I feel increasingly embarrassed when I encounter the words “research shows” in a newspaper article. The status of research is not only exploited to prove the obvious, but also to validate the researcher’s political . . . → Read More: Nine out of ten dogmas

Connecting with the Gods

Most of us think of communication with the Gods as something very formal. And it is true that the prayers or bedes we say in worship are a way of communicating with them. But they are not the only way. Formal prayers seem to have followed a pattern. That pattern as shown by the meager . . . → Read More: Connecting with the Gods

NPR Sends Wiccan Priestess to Public Prayer Booth

by Dylan Mortimer

A pagan priestess runs into the president of the atheists in a phone booth in New York. No, it’s not a joke — it’s the start of a controversial report from National Public Radio — and your tax dollars may have paid for it. New York City officials this fall launched . . . → Read More: NPR Sends Wiccan Priestess to Public Prayer Booth

Good Pagans are Students

This morning, Peter suggested we call a landscaping company to see about raking up our leaves. Now, our yard is pretty small, but the leaves haven’t shown any signs of raking themselves up, any more than the yard has tidied itself of fallen branches in the last few weeks, or the fence gate repaired itself. . . . → Read More: Good Pagans are Students

Here Comes the Sun

by Waverly Fitzgerald

The winter solstice is unique among days of the year–the shortest day and the longest night. Darkness rules but only briefly; from now until the summer solstice, the nights will grow shorter and the days longer.

This turning point was carefully monitored in many ancient cultures. The stones in the circle . . . → Read More: Here Comes the Sun