Theodish Thoughts

Musings on Theodism, religion, mythology, history, and contemporary Heathenry

Month: July 2011

This Time, a Real Threat: DC40

While it is the case that The Wild Hunt Blog makes a regular habit of trying to invent some Republican threat or conspiracy against Pagans with little or no actual evidence, this time I must give all due credit to Jason in alerting the community to a project and organization called DC40.

This is linked to the New Apostolic Movement, which is a real and direct threat to Pagans and Heathens (and, frankly, to anyone who doesn’t follow their narrow and non-mainstream version of Christianity). They want to see the United States turned into a Christian theocracy which leans on the side of the Old Testament “worship me or else” Jehovah rather than the slightly more moderate New Testament “worship me because you’d feel guilty if you didn’t” Jesus. But don’t take my word for it, here’s their own promotional video:

The point has already been made that, for those of us who believe in the power of directed Will to affect change in the mundane world, there is no difference between a magical Working and this sort of massive directed prayer. They’re going to be targeting their bigoted bile against each state of the Union in turn.

I will personally be organizing a counter-protest here in New Jersey on November 20. Details to come, but I encourage Pagans, Heathens, and those sympathetic to us to do the same in your community. Let the combined voices of America be heard; there is no place in the Republic for this sort of bigotry and intolerance.

Campus Crusade no Longer for Christ?

I thought this story was quite amusing.

Apparently the organization “Campus Crusade for Christ” is changing its name to the edgier “Cru”. They say that the old name “our name was getting in the way of accomplishing our mission”.

Indeed. Now they can accomplish their mission by stealth, suckering in kids to meetings without having to tell them that theirs is a Christian organization. That’s bound to bring some of the less… Christ-inclined… kids in the door.

Gotta wonder if they saw the success that the Moonies were having with their bait-and-switch games on college campuses, and figured they’d start to emulate them.

Nightline on Druid New Moon in UK

This was aired on the ABC News program Nightline last night:

I rather liked the piece. It did tend to come from a “they’re weird, but they’re harmless” angle, but I think that’s a huge improvement over some of the other coverage that Paganism has gotten in the media over the years. It certainly wasn’t a negative portrayal. Another small step on the road to mainstream acceptance.

(H/T to Wild Hunt)

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