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Sauron at work

posted by Gus diZerega

Yes indeed – Sauron has plans for you…  These include rape, child incest, and if Sharron Angle is consistent, for some, murder and mutilation.  A wonderful demon you worship there, Sharron.

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Pagan Atheism: a second look

posted by Gus diZerega

The apparent paradox of Pagan atheism has prompted me to do a lot more thinking about atheism than I ever have before.  In the process I picked up a copy of the British philosophical journal Philosophy Now,  which had a […]

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6 Year Old Placed on Terror List – and something to do about it

posted by Gus diZerega

Alyssa Thomas, a six year old, was placed on the land of the free and home of the brave’s no fly list by the Department of Homeland Security.  When notified of their error they refused to remove her name.  Bureaucratic […]

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Kindra Arnesan tells it like it is in Louisiana

posted by Gus diZerega

Every American – every human being — should listen to this woman.  Listen closely – she has a Louisiana accent unlike the paid liars in most of the mainstream media so we northerners need to listen closely.  It’s worth it. […]

Hitler, Obama, and Thomas Sowell’s Intellectual Collapse

posted by Gus diZerega

Economist Thomas Sowell received a lot of attention for a piece he just wrote comparing Barack Obama to Adolf Hitler.  As Sowell explained, “To find anything comparable to crowds’ euphoric reactions to Obama, you would have to go back to […]

There really is a scientific consensus on global warming

posted by Gus diZerega

UPDATE below Why am I not surprised?  When ‘skeptics’ conferences have such noted “climate scientists” as former astronauts as presenters, that should say it all.  But for those who still take the ‘skeptics’ as having a strong case, hopefully these […]

A request to my readers

posted by Gus diZerega

This has been eating at me since Steven called me on it a day ago.  He quite properly criticized the rude and boorish comment I made to Texmom while discussing a post on Avatar.  My stupid comment was the final […]

An Epidemic of Teen Shamanism?

posted by Gus diZerega

Maybe.

BIG BIG MAN and tiny tiny woman

posted by Gus diZerega

Manute Bol, many of whose relatives were killed by Islamic extremists, always emphasized the problem was extremists, not Islam. And he put his money and life behind his actions.  Gale Norton, Republican hack for Senate, has attacked Obama for not […]

Litha – Summer Solstice 2010

posted by Gus diZerega

Midsummer, the Summer Solstice is fast approaching those of us in the northern hemisphere. The solstices are probably the most anciently celebrated holidays world-wide.  They fall on the same day everywhere, except for the hemispheric reversal.  And outside the tropics for […]

Initial Speculations On Pagan Atheism

posted by Gus diZerega

Earlier this week I was down visiting Pagan friends in the Bay Area.  Our conversation  ranged over a lot of topics, as it always does.  This time we ended up discussing a discovery that had surprised a close friend when […]

Al Franken’s Wonderful Speech on ‘Conservative’ Legal Degeneracy

posted by Gus diZerega

Al Franken gave a thoughtful and disturbing speech to the American Constitution Society on the legal and moral bankruptcy of the Federalist Society and ‘conservative’ jurisprudence.  Anyone who believes that ‘conservatism’ as it currently exists has anything to do with […]

A Meditation on the Ethical Side of Energy Production

posted by Gus diZerega

The growing crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, caused by BP, coming on the heels of Massey Energy’s crimes in America’s coal fields  and our rape of Iraq bring us face to face with the question of whether we have […]

Further Thoughts on Hanna Rosin’s “The End of Men”

posted by Gus diZerega

The issues raised by some of Hanna Rosin’s critics, including the much respected and admired Echdine, forced me to study The End of Men with questions somewhat different than I first did.  The result was worth it, and far too […]

The End of Men? Fascinating Changes Occurring Around Us

posted by Gus diZerega

I have just read and then printed out for further study a fascinating article Stephan Schwarz alerted me to by Hanna Rosin on “The End of Men.”  The article starts out with an account of the strange things now happening […]

A New Kind of Spam?

posted by Gus diZerega

Beon Wesan has made a lot of mostly enigmatic or incoherent posts over the past day or so.  I have a suspicion that Beon is a computer application – or someone who reads a post just enough to be able […]

The meaning of this week’s primaries

posted by Gus diZerega

UPDATE below This week’s primaries reveal a fascinating division appearing within both major political parties.  In the process I hope one truth has finally become clear to any progressively minded American, and I would hope to any Pagan who has […]

Life on Titan?

posted by Gus diZerega

Maybe so.

Why We Need to Recognize the Divine Feminine: A Crime Against Decency

posted by Gus diZerega

The Catholic Church has no lock on covering up for sexual depravity.  A fifteen year old girl raped by her church’s deacon and then forced by her pastor to apologize for being raped to her church’s congregation? 

World Environment Day: A Pagan Perspective

posted by Gus diZerega

June 5 is World Environment Day.  A majority of the population cares about the environment, both here and internationally, but those with power do not, and keep us all in thrall to technologies and methods that make matters progressively worse. […]

Gaza Thugs

posted by Gus diZerega

The truth is finally leaking out over Israel’s vicious attack in an aid flotilla in international waters.  The unholy alliance of right wing Israelis, right wing Neoconservatives, and right wing ‘Christians’ has freed the Israeli part of the alliance from […]

Complexity Upon Complexity in Gulf Disaster Politics

posted by Gus diZerega

UPDATE: Reich responds. Today I read Theda Skocpol’s reply to Robert Reich’s argument that this is what Obama should do.  I have been one of those increasingly frustrated by Barack Obama’s not taking over operations from BP in the Gulf spill.   I think I may […]

Philip Heselton on Gardner and Spiritualism

posted by Gus diZerega

We recently had a discussion of Gerald Gardner’s involvement with Spiritualism, and it’s possible influence on the Craft.  Robert Mathiesen made some very interesting observations about this issue, and not being an expert on Gardner, I contacted some who were. […]

Interfaith Fall Festivals . . . Spread the Word

posted by Gus diZerega

On Memorial Day I drove down to Marin County to meet with a number of representatives from other religions to discuss what we might be able to do together to promote a more sustainable relationship with the earth.  We were […]

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Instructive examples on why interfaith work is a good idea
I deeply believe the problems in our country are more of the heart than of the head. Here are some youtubes courtesy of John Morehead of the Evangelical Chapter of the Foundation for Religious Diplomacy on Facebook. They speak more eloquently ...

posted 1:08:25pm Apr. 12, 2012 | read full post »

The controversy over Pink Slime - and what it means.
The controversy over pink slime is helping educate Americans to the fact that corporations are as beneficial to agriculture as they are to politics. Tom Laskawy put it pithily: “What pink slime represents is an open admission by the food ...

posted 4:03:07pm Apr. 11, 2012 | read full post »

How the "war on religion' backfired into a war on women
Here  is a really good article by Tina DuPuy on how the Republicans got themselves into such a mess with America's more intelligent women.  Left undiscussed is how the extreme pathological masculinity of both their deity and their leaders made ...

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