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Postby Fellrike » Thu May 30, 2013 4:28 pm

These bigots give monotheists a bad name.

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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 30, 2013 4:30 pm

That's religion for you: forever obsessed with control and power.
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Postby Vareiln » Thu May 30, 2013 4:31 pm

Czechanada wrote:That's religion for you: forever obsessed with control and power.

Uh, no. That's the religion of this Christian community. Not all religions ever.
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Postby Wisconsin9 » Thu May 30, 2013 4:32 pm

As someone who's actually been to pagan festivals, I can safely say that these people are completely fucking stupid. I think at some point I shall protest a Christian service on the grounds that it encourages cannibalism.
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Postby Rumostan » Thu May 30, 2013 4:35 pm

It is always amusing to see how a dominant religious group acts when they think that they are being threatened. This has proved to be no exception. I say let the Pagans have some fun! After all, what is the worst that they can do? *sees people turn into frogs*
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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 30, 2013 4:37 pm

Rumostan wrote:It is always amusing to see how a dominant religious group acts when they think that they are being threatened. This has proved to be no exception. I say let the Pagans have some fun! After all, what is the worst that they can do? *sees people turn into frogs*


It's because religion is a business.

The churches don't want people spending money on this pagan festival when they could be tithing it.
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Postby Saintland » Thu May 30, 2013 4:37 pm

Why do they want to hold their festival in Podunk anyway? This is exactly what they should have expected, so I think they probably did it on purpose to get publicity. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Postby The Carlisle » Thu May 30, 2013 4:39 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:As someone who's actually been to pagan festivals, I can safely say that these people are completely fucking stupid. I think at some point I shall protest a Christian service on the grounds that it encourages cannibalism.

A little off topic, but what were the pagan festivals like?
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Postby ThemSandFolk » Thu May 30, 2013 4:40 pm

Let the Pagans have their tree huggings and orgies (that's what my Wiccan friend is into at least).



Those Church names are also hilarious.
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Postby Mike the Progressive » Thu May 30, 2013 4:40 pm

Rumostan wrote: what is the worst that they can do?


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Postby Vareiln » Thu May 30, 2013 4:41 pm

Czechanada wrote:
Rumostan wrote:It is always amusing to see how a dominant religious group acts when they think that they are being threatened. This has proved to be no exception. I say let the Pagans have some fun! After all, what is the worst that they can do? *sees people turn into frogs*


It's because religion is a business.

The churches don't want people spending money on this pagan festival when they could be tithing it.

No, religion is not universally a business.
Not all religions have churches or are organized, and even then, not all churches and organized religions are like that.

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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 30, 2013 4:41 pm

The Carlisle wrote:
Wisconsin9 wrote:As someone who's actually been to pagan festivals, I can safely say that these people are completely fucking stupid. I think at some point I shall protest a Christian service on the grounds that it encourages cannibalism.

A little off topic, but what were the pagan festivals like?


University students dressed up like Germanic and Celtic pagans getting completely drunk.
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Postby Confederate States of California » Thu May 30, 2013 4:42 pm

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Postby Luveria » Thu May 30, 2013 4:43 pm

Wisconsin9 wrote:As someone who's actually been to pagan festivals, I can safely say that these people are completely fucking stupid. I think at some point I shall protest a Christian service on the grounds that it encourages cannibalism.

As someone who was raised in a fundie home and accused of witchcraft, I can safely say beyond a doubt these religious totalitarians are completely fucking stupid for opposing a pagan festival due to suspicions of witchcraft. This isn't the fucking dark ages anymore.

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Postby Uieurnthlaal » Thu May 30, 2013 4:44 pm

This might be an odd religion, but aren't all religions that way?
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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 30, 2013 4:45 pm

Luveria wrote:
Wisconsin9 wrote:As someone who's actually been to pagan festivals, I can safely say that these people are completely fucking stupid. I think at some point I shall protest a Christian service on the grounds that it encourages cannibalism.

As someone who was raised in a fundie home and accused of witchcraft, I can safely say beyond a doubt these religious totalitarians are completely fucking stupid for opposing a pagan festival due to suspicions of witchcraft. This isn't the fucking dark ages anymore.


It is honestly sad to see that Christians have been oppressing Pagans for centuries.
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Postby Wisconsin9 » Thu May 30, 2013 4:46 pm

The Carlisle wrote:
Wisconsin9 wrote:As someone who's actually been to pagan festivals, I can safely say that these people are completely fucking stupid. I think at some point I shall protest a Christian service on the grounds that it encourages cannibalism.

A little off topic, but what were the pagan festivals like?

Food, dancing, singing, some arts and crafts for the kids. The main events usually involved a fair bit of walking to the site, followed by standing around in a circle and singing, talk about the elements and the directions and nature and renewal. It was actually usually pretty fun, big, day-long celebrations with a ton of stuff to do (except for the winter solstice one, which we had to do inside because Wisconsin weather in the winter sucks).
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Postby Mkuki » Thu May 30, 2013 4:52 pm

Freedom of religion at work folks.
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Postby United Kingdom of Muffins » Thu May 30, 2013 4:55 pm

Czechanada wrote:
Luveria wrote:As someone who was raised in a fundie home and accused of witchcraft, I can safely say beyond a doubt these religious totalitarians are completely fucking stupid for opposing a pagan festival due to suspicions of witchcraft. This isn't the fucking dark ages anymore.


It is honestly sad to see that Christians have been oppressing Pagans for centuries.

I have no problem with them doing this, but when did Euro-Paganism come back? I mean I know about Indian and African paganism surving, but I thought the whole celtic thing died like a few thousand years ago.
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Postby Czechanada » Thu May 30, 2013 4:57 pm

Itius wrote:Let us do our Festivals... we should be allowed to celebrate Alban Hefin or Beltane as much as they are allowed Easter or Christmas.


The funny thing being that Easter and Christmas have Pagan origins.
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Postby Luveria » Thu May 30, 2013 4:57 pm

Czechanada wrote:
Luveria wrote:As someone who was raised in a fundie home and accused of witchcraft, I can safely say beyond a doubt these religious totalitarians are completely fucking stupid for opposing a pagan festival due to suspicions of witchcraft. This isn't the fucking dark ages anymore.


It is honestly sad to see that Christians have been oppressing Pagans for centuries.

It's sad to see the Christians continue to oppress Pagans.

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Postby Thafoo » Thu May 30, 2013 4:58 pm

Because fuck freedom of religion.

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Thafoo wrote:Because fuck freedom.

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