Sunday, April 21, 2013


Hmm.  Let’s see.  

Let’s count on one hand the number of religions that strut around town trumpeting, “Do religion our way, or we’ll cut you off at the knees”:

1. Christianity
2. Islam
3. ???
4. ????
5. ??


As long as we allow bloody and violent religions space for dancing on the planet, the world will be bathed in blood. 

Christians and Muslims alike praise their faiths as being stuffed full of love, peace and understanding -- despite eons of evidence to the contrary.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

JUST FOR laughs

Question of the day: Why would any healthy human being dance with deities so dippity they can’t even laugh?
In Christianity it is death that laughs, the devil laughs, and mermaids laugh; the Christian God never laughs. ‘Christ never laughed,’ the artist A.A. Ivanov remarked to Turgenev, while painting his Christ….” (from  Theory and History of Folklore, by the great Russian folklorist Vladimir Propp, 1984, p. 137). 
I mean, we all could be rock ‘n rolling with deities who understand that laughter rules:
“...In life, [according to ancient Pagan religion], we observe the command to laugh….  The thought goes still further: laughter is endowed not only with the power to accompany life but also with the power to call it forth” (Propp, p. 131). 
Case in point: the earth blooms in spring only because someone coaxed the Great Goddess Demeter into hanging up her troubles and laughing again!

Tuesday, April 02, 2013


A few days ago, Quigley the cartoonist caught Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly crying in his soup again.   This time it was about how Americans are dissing his beloved “Christian” Easter Bunny. 

My favorite line in Quigley’s little article: “OMG the Easter egg is all about sexy Pagan goddesses, and we are forcing it on children, Bill!” 

Go HERE to read the article.