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Message to all in this forum

Yes...peace & understanding would be great, Shadow!  (Jul 21, 2012 | post #4)

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Message to all in this forum

Love your message...& love this song! I come onto this forum a few times a week, but only end up reading instead of posting due to the hate that I see. (Even though many post with the best of intentions, we've all seen how replies can turn it a bit sour.) My boyfriend & I now have our families singing this when we get our families together for the holidays...you see...I'm pagan, & he's Roman Catholic. We were both raised that way, but I found the path that is true to me. Yes, it takes a bit of work sometimes, because even though I understand his beliefs, there are times when I really have to explain mine, but it does work. I think that the biggest problem that we ever had over beliefs, was when his mother would ask about mine when we first started dating. She wanted to know what church I went to, & he'd skirt around it by telling her what church I was baptized at when I was a newborn instead - stuff like that. I made him come clean with his mother, so he wouldn't end up lying to her all the time (& I let her know that I wanted him to stop lying to his mom). She was so happy that her son's new girl didn't want him lying (even if he thought that he was "sparing " her), that she accepted me for who I am. & she still does YEARS later! So thank you Shadow for bringing love & an olive branch. Even though I've hardly ever posted, it is much appreciated!  (Jul 16, 2012 | post #2)

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Teacher Forces Girl To Remove Religious Necklace

ElecticPagan - please contact these people: http://www.acluksw mo.org/  (Oct 28, 2011 | post #255)

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Ex-Lawmaker Sued for Religious Discrimination

According to the article, this matter has been "flying under the radar" ... I encourage everyone to forward this article to every media outlet that might pick this up!  (Jan 26, 2011 | post #2)

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Survey: Wicca Unknown to Majority of Americans

The article says that the survey was done by The Barna Group. I googled them & this is the first thing that came up: "Serving the information needs of the church by offering statistics, resources, seminars and custom research on current cultural and spiritual trends" Gee - that couldn't be self serving - could it? Just take a look at their website - buy this book about the church...take that online seminar about the church. It's like when one political group calls all of its own members to do a poll about another political group. I'm not convinced.  (Jan 7, 2011 | post #17)

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Wiccan?Pagan Schools

How wonderful!!! I wish you all the best in your endeavors! As far as a private school that is solely Wiccan/pagan, that I do not know of. However, you might want to look into Montessori Schools. They are private schools that are very unique and revere the earth very much. It is an alternative method of teaching that seems to attract many pagans. They are not affiliated with any one religion, but they are very accepting. My son is enrolled in one and it is perfect for us. Just a few weeks ago, he came running home excited about one of the aides who had "stones" with her. My son told her that he knew about her "stones" because his mom was a witch, & she said that she was one as well. She later asked me if it was alright if occasionally she could sit with him & talk about "little things" (like palm reading & stones)during free time. She offered to have me sit in with him to ensure that I was comfortable with the topics (parents are always free to come to school & join in on the class). My son was so excited to randomly meet another witch! I don't think that Montessori would allow a strictly pagan setting, but for the small school that ours is, I can tell you that there are many pagan families as well as other religions enrolled. They foster a child's individuality and cultural diversity - and a strong emphasis on peace. If you are not already familiar with Montessori, then I encourage you to not only read up on it, but check out a few schools. Honestly - if ever I were financially secure enough - I'd quit my job, go get my teaching degree, & teach at a Montessori. Seriously! It has touched me that much. Peace & I wish for the best for you!  (Jan 3, 2011 | post #4)

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The war on Christmas

I know that in recent years there has been alot of talk on this supposed "Happy Holidays war on Christmas", and putting the blame on pagans & atheists, but I believe that I have discovered the founder of this so-called "movement " : http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=H2pQb phEipc&playnex t=1&list=PLCDA 9C88BE873A99D& index=20 If you google him, you find out that he's Christian (Presbyterian raised). Blessed Be!  (Dec 16, 2010 | post #29)

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Song Title Game!

Brown Eyed Women - Grateful Dead  (Jan 23, 2010 | post #107)

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Song Title Game!

All Along the Watchtower - Bob Dylan  (Jan 14, 2010 | post #30)

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Song Title Game!

Soul Singing - The Black Crowes  (Jan 13, 2010 | post #13)

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Song Title Game!

Wild Child - The Doors  (Jan 13, 2010 | post #9)

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Making presents?

A little over a year ago, I started dating a man whose wife had recently left him with two kids and a mortgage to take care of. He wanted to give my sons presents for Christmas, but was low on cash. He is however, a great cook, so I encouraged him to give them each a cooking lesson. He wrote out coupons on index cards :good for one cooing lesson. He taught my older son how to make jalapeno poppers, and my younger son gluten free, dairy free chocolate mousse. I am telling you that the time they spent in the kitchen together was better than anything that he could have bought. He was in a better place financially this year, but my boys insisted that he give them cooking lessons again (they redeemed their coupons just last night). When my boyfriend asked them if his gift was "lame", they flat out said that it beat any video game or gift card! My boys are 10 and 14, and they both try to recreate their "present recipes" for family gatherings - with great success!  (Jan 5, 2010 | post #7)

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Blame intolerant, not 'secularists'

aDoseOfCommonSen se - I'm sorry for the mistake - I meant to reply to Skeptic's comment just below yours. I must have clicked on the wrong "reply". Skeptic - that comment was for you  (Dec 30, 2009 | post #42)

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Atheists at Christmas: Eat, drink and be wary - AP

And what would these people do at work without people like you who take the day off not telling them how to do their jobs "right"? And if you're so sick of hearing about this - WHY ARE YOU HERE? By the way, the word you wanted is "stinking " - jeesh - if you READ that book that you keep thumping every once in a while - you might learn how to spell: Ecclesiastes 10 : 1 "Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a STINKING savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour." Dude - it's right there for you to copy - quit judging others and read your own dmn book - you might just learn something!  (Dec 28, 2009 | post #33)

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Blame intolerant, not 'secularists'

And I am quite sure that if you get Thanksgiving off, you only take it because you have direct descendants that were on either the Nina, Pinta, or Santa Maria. Or if you are one of the lucky ones that gets Veteran's Day or Memorial Day off, you helped to serve in one of our Nation's wars. Presidents Day too, although Washington didn't father any children with his wife. Were you part of the labor movement so that you may enjoy September 1st? Let me guess - you were friends with Dr Martin Luther King - that would justify THAT "legal, federal holiday". And last but not least - INDEPENDENCE DAY- without which the nation's fathers would not have the opportunity to write the Constitution's first amendment: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." ... or is that a part of your "legal, federal" history that "you just won't subscribe to"? I'll tell you right now - I am a pagan, and one of my best friends is a Christian, who doesn't celebrate ANY HOLIDAY because of the commercial mess that they've all become. No - instead, she celebrates EVERY DAY and gives thanks to her God. So, in stating that, I'll leave you with this: "HAVE A NICE DAY!!!" Now that wasn't so hard - was it?  (Dec 28, 2009 | post #8)