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 on: April 30, 2015, 12:09:24 PM 
Started by oldghost - Last post by oldghost
Greetings , it's Beltane night . May this be the start of a good planting season for all of you . Carry your torch around your garden and ask your God/dess for a health crop .

While you are doing that put in a special request for Arnemetia to grow some red tomatoes this year  :-p

Blessed Beltane to all of you .

 32 
 on: April 29, 2015, 02:17:10 PM 
Started by Mokey - Last post by marisol
We are good Mokey. Nothing to worry about.

 33 
 on: April 29, 2015, 10:55:18 AM 
Started by Mokey - Last post by Mokey
Forgive me, I a pantheist pagan.  ;)

 34 
 on: April 29, 2015, 10:52:02 AM 
Started by Mokey - Last post by Mokey
I'm sorry, I wasn't at all offended by your opinion. I just wasn't sure you read. That's all. Of course you are entitled to your opinion and I fully accept feed back. I was just clarifying.

 35 
 on: April 29, 2015, 09:40:03 AM 
Started by Mokey - Last post by marisol
Marisol, you realize I wrote an article and put up a link?

Yes I read it, thought about it, read it again. It just didn't set well with me. Did some research. Just because it is an article doesn't
mean I should like it. You posted the article and so expected feedback. If you post something on a forum, you will get opinions
on what you posted. Which you now have.

BB

 36 
 on: April 29, 2015, 09:05:30 AM 
Started by Mokey - Last post by C_A
I, too, read the article.

I don't know where you did your research or what you researched with, but I find it to be a little wanting in the facts department.  Yes, the Church of Rome DID co-opt some existing local festivals as holidays, (notably Solis Invictus / Saturnalia to Christmas), but that was a more "here and there" sort of thing for convenience.  Moots were occurring at certain times of year bringing the masses into one area...very convenient, indeed, for conversions and subsequent baptisms.  Later it became a steadfast "holiday" because it worked for a few centuries. 

As well, to the conversion of saints, there are similarities in many, yes, but many of those are due to the presentation of the saint in question BY the saint in question.  In other words, the individual saint identified with the g-d / ess in question in illo tempre for a more convenient conversion OR were just caught up in an identification by the populace, (granted Rome didn't complain...), but it is not the wholesale hostile takover many Neo-Pagan sites would have us believe.  It's the same with "The Burning Times" allegations of so many - unsupported.

Banging away in a forum such as this is one thing, publishing is quite another.  When I publish things I write them in Libre Office and hit them with a spell / grammar / style sheet checker.  Hey, it works for me.

 37 
 on: April 29, 2015, 05:30:30 AM 
Started by Mokey - Last post by Imhotep
I read the article, once but I don't think I'll read it again.
Mind you I did have a bit of a chuckle about St. Joan. Mainly because the catholic church had her burnt because it said she was a witch then some 400 years later they admitted they were wrong and made her a saint.

No mention was made about who created the catholic church then caused them to be able to continue.
I blame the damned army of the Roman Empire.

 38 
 on: April 28, 2015, 09:20:24 PM 
Started by Ashe Isadora - Last post by Micheál
Thanks :). Trying to get around more often!

 39 
 on: April 28, 2015, 08:56:14 PM 
Started by Mokey - Last post by Mokey
Marisol, you realize I wrote an article and put up a link?

 40 
 on: April 28, 2015, 07:59:09 PM 
Started by Mokey - Last post by marisol
That is because they stole them. Mokey the Catholic church did this to control the populace.The church named saints, which
didn't really mean much, they didn't create gods. If the church told you your next door neighbor was a saint, and you had to
pray to him what would you do? This is all a way to manipulate anyone who will give away their ability to think for themselves.

I do not mean my words to sound unkind, it's just my opinion.

Blessings

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