Summer is coming! Several of today's articles we've gathered for the Pagan News Beagle discuss Pagan celebrations of that sunniest and warmest of seasons, both modern and ancient. All this and more in this week's Watery Wednesday!
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Because my response to PantheaCon and Leadership is so long, it seems worthy of its own blog entry.
Annika, the reason you found only older Pagans at the PWR meeting was because only older people came, not because younger folks weren't welcome. Don Frew spoke about the history of the PWR because he had expected people unfamiliar with it to be the ones who came. That turned out not to be the case, but for you. Had I known it was going to unfold as it did, I wouldn't have needed to come. I already knew most of what he had to say, and in fact have given talks on it to Pagans around the country myself. Also, there were a few people there who were older, Pagan but not Witchen, new to interfaith involvement and who had never attended PWR and who came for that reason, to familiarize themselves with what it is and how it works....
A friend's daughter has a plan.
She's heard that Catholics used to collect money for pagan babies. She finds this very amusing.
So, she figures, she'll show up at church one day, surrounded by her brothers and sisters.
“Hi,” she'll say, “We're the pagan babies. We're here for the money.”
Craig's mom was up from Texas to see the new house. She'd heard about the pagan guy that lived with her son, but you could tell that, being a good Episcopalian woman, she was working hard to reserve judgment.
One afternoon, while I was off at work, the doorbell rings. Naturally, she says: "I'll get it."
She opens the door. The man standing there is holding the dripping, severed head of a deer.
"Hi," he says, "Is Steve at home?"
Howdy, PaganNewsBeagle fans! Today we have stories on the many vibrant faiths of our world. Pagan/Christian interaction; a Bahai holiday; minority faiths -- second generation; interfaith movement in America; most popular saints in Argentina.
Jason Mankey takes on an evergreen (and controversial) topic -- how Pagan and Christian faiths interact with each other -- in this blog post from Patheos Pagan....
They say that He of the Horns looked upon his people and his heart was moved with compassion at their suffering.
For an age and an age, two ages, he wept, and the tears of his weeping filled nine jars.
And when his weeping was ended, he took these nine jars and, with their waters, extinguished the fires of Hell.