Archive for November, 2008

Zohna’el Risen

Posted in Humor, Religion, Society on November 25th, 2008

Ahh… that ever so common – in many contexts of that word – symbol of the 21st Century, the Tramp Stamp is a wonder to behold, or something. Known by many names: Tramp Stamp, Bullseye Tattoo, Doggie Art, California License Plate, Arschgeweih (German for “Ass Antlers”), Bitch Tat, and Slut Tag – the lower back tattoo has almost come to symbolize the sluttishness of modern American society.

But what if we add a religious context?

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So now we have Zohna’el – the Whore of God – a new angel risen from the depths of depravity to preach the gospel of Love – or a reasonable and most likely very easy to achieve facsimile thereof. đŸ˜‰

BTW: If she was wearing a thong, would this be the parable of Jonah and the Whale Tail? LOL

With a ruefully laughing H/T to Seriously McMillan and her Ghetto Hoochie Mama List (NSFW)

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No Equal Protections

Posted in Politics, Religion, Society on November 22nd, 2008

It is a Truth that politics makes for strange bedfellows. More and more I find that I, a Pagan, feel the need to come to the defense of Christians and their organizations in these increasingly bigoted times. People, fueled by both secularists and horribly biased media seem to jump at any chance to attack and persecute Christians in America these days.

Gary Khera, a Sikh was refuse entrance into a Christian chapel when he refused to abide by their restriction of only entering bareheadedThe latest outrage is the false and biased coverage of an incident – which should never have been considered an incident in the first place – in Halifax County, NC. Gary Khera who is a Sikh went to the Union Mission – a Christian church and charity – this week to donate cash or food. Mr. Khera was refused entrance into the Mission’s consecrated grounds because he refused to abide by their restrictions and remove his turban before doing so.

The media – in their knee jerk reaction against anything Christian and most things representing Americana – jumped on this non-incident and gave it biased national coverage. The entire tenor of the MSM’s coverage – and the resulting commentary on news services’ websites, news aggregates such as Digg and the blogosphere – has been that the Union Mission was not only the wrong, but actively evil and un-American.

According to AP (via CBS News):

The mission has a rule – explained in large lettering on the mission’s door – asking all males to removed headcoverings inside the facility, and mission directors asked him to remove the turban. Khera refused to do so because he wears it all day as part of his religion.

So essentially Mr. Khera went to another faith’s religious site and refused to abide their rules on their sanctified property. When he was refused entrance he was outraged and went to the media to vent his spleen. That biased media was more than happy to give him the chance to do so and to give him a national spotlight while doing so.

One has to wonder what would happen if the tables had been reversed and a Christian – had gone to a Sikh temple – called a Gurdwara – to make a donation and refused to abide by the Sikhs’ restrictions. Everyone is required to take off their shoes before entering the Gurdwara and keep their heads covered at all times whilst in the Gurdwara.

I’m fairly sure that the media would have described it as bigoted insensitivity on the part of the Christians if they refused to follow the edicts of the Sikhs in their holy place.

As far as the media is concerned their is no equal protections for Christians when it comes to any clash or conflict of cultures or ideology. This is why I – a Pagan with little love for the Churches of the Christians – side with those persecuted Christians.

The media and the masses they control through disinformation have come for the Christians. If I and other Theists do not stand by those Christians now, who will be left to stand by me and mine when they come for us?

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21st Century AIDS Relief

Posted in Humor on November 20th, 2008

What would happen if people took a pragmatic approach to AIDS relief in Africa? What if they put aside their preconceptions and applied tactics that took into account what we know of young men’s minds?

Cartoon courtesy of Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

I do not mean for this post to be offensive, nor do I want anyone to belittle either the impact of HIV / AIDS on the world in general and Africa in specific. For those who believe this comic is in vastly poor taste and think that AIDS is no laughing matter, I refer you to these words:

Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.

— Mark Twain
Following the Equator

We absolutely must laugh at what causes us fear or sorrow; the only alternatives are rage or despair. Besides – knowing men, a Playstation or Xbox would be an effective means of reducing the spread of infections through sex.

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