Sunday, May 15, 2011

Pagans united!

Hello, everybody! It's been a very long time I don't post (it's becoming a pattern I do not want to keep!). I had some personal issues that prevented me to be online but they - seems like at least - are solved now. What a better way to restart my blog life than asking you guys to spend some minutes reading these pages, here and here? Even if you're not pagan, this subject may call your attention, because it' all about religion rights and about how some people can distort facts.

In a nutshell: David Barton was interviewed by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last week and used/wasted his time to, among other things, state that "“The true historic meaning of “religion” excludes paganism and witchcraft, and thus, does not compel a conclusion that McCollum has state taxpayer standing … paganism and witchcraft were never intended to receive the protections of the Religion Clauses.”

From this point you can take your own conclusions (oh, sorry for keeping the Italic font type, I can't remove it, arght)... What I know and agree with tons of other pagans is that, if a dumbass like Barton can spit his stupidities, it's fair enough to have Jason Pitzl-Waters on the same TV show to discuss this issue with him. Jason's intelligence level is obviously higher than Barton, and he doesn't distort words or facts to his favor, so it will be really interesting to watch this debate, if we're lucky to have him invited to the show.

If you
, like me, feel that your word /vote can make a difference, "like" this FB page to take Jason to the Daily Show!

9 comentários:

The Crafty Calico Witch! said...

Here here! Let make alot of noise... We need this. So sign up and let your voice be heard. Weeee.......

Kallan said...

Great post, Nydia! Welcome back! You were missed!!

Bella Sorcha said...

Love it, Nydia! Thank you for posting this information! I believe that in time, the Christians and Muslims will be the means of their own demise and the pagans will rule once again.

Blessed be,
Marci aka Bella Sorcha

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Wizardess said...

Yay! Nydia's back!

Muse Mama said...

Great post! And in a way, he's right. Those who founded this country were still deathly afraid of Witches and Witchcraft. Paganism as mainstream would have been unthinkable to them.

That said, in a country that has come to support religious freedom, even Paganism as a faith must be recognized.

One thing our Founding Fathers did know here in the U.S. was that they couldn't see the future and that they had to make provisions for things to change with time. This is something that has changed.

Just because people 200 years ago didn't understand Paganism, doesn't mean it doesn't deserve to be offered the same rights and protections now as any other faith.

His premise was correct, his conclusion was highly flawed.

Blessed Be!

~*Rhi*~ said...

After looking into David Barton's ideas & actions, I'm so mad I can hardly type. I'm just so sick of fear & hate mongering. It astounds me that anyone would be against people who actively work towards a better world. Maybe I'm not mad...maybe I'm just sad.

mrsb said...

Love this post! Fingers crossed that Jason will get invited to the show!!

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