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  • Lord, Execute Judgment Against the New Pharaohs and Their New Pagan Gods

    01/15/2019 10:32:15 AM PST · by spirited irish · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan. 11, 2019 | David P. Goldman
    Jews around the world tomorrow hear Parsha Bo (Exodus 10:1 to 13:16) declaimed in the synagogue, recounting the last of the biblical plagues, the killing of Egypt’s first-born, and our midnight departure from Egypt. It is a solemn moment in our religious calendar. Our rabbis emphasize that God did not simply rescue us from Egyptian bondage, but brought a terrible judgment against their gods. Lord, hear our cry, and bring judgment against the pagan gods who are worshipped today!
  • Witchcraft moves to the mainstream in America as Christianity declines [tr]

    12/21/2018 6:29:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | December 21, 2018 | Rachel Ray
    Witchcraft is thriving in the US, with an estimated 1.5 million Americans now identifying as witches - more than the total number of Presbyterians. As Christianity declines across the country, paganism has swung to the mainstream, with witchcraft paraphernalia for sale on every high street and practises normalised across popular culture. In the past two years, it has also become darkly politicised. Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn, is pleased with the outcome of the ritual hex placed on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October. The curse, carried...
  • Witches Now Outnumber Presbyterians in America as Number of Pagans Soar to 1.5 MILLION

    11/19/2018 6:58:44 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 63 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 11/19/2018 | Ariel Zilber
    The number of self identified witches in America has soared in recent years to 1.5 million. A survey by Pew Research found 0.4% of Americans, between 1 and 1.5 million - identify as Wicca or Pagan, according to Quartz. That means there are now more witches in the US than there are Presbyterians who have around 1.4 million adherents. Experts believe that the explosion in the witch population is due to millennial women’s embracing of new-age spirituality, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga. Wicca, also called Witchcraft or The Craft, is a Pagan religion which emerged in Britain in the early 20th...
  • Love Potions, Shapeshifting, and Hexes: ‘Resistance Witches’ Are on the Rise

    12/21/2017 4:03:58 AM PST · by x1stcav · 33 replies
    Dangerous ^ | 12/20/17 | Connor Chue-Sang
    If you are a woman and dare to look within yourself, you are a Witch. You make your own rules. You are free and beautiful. You can be invisible or evident in how you choose to make your witch-self known. You can form your own Coven of sister Witches (thirteen is a cozy number for a group) and do your own actions . . . You are a Witch by saying aloud, “I am a Witch” three times, and thinking about that. You are a Witch by being female, untamed, angry, joyous, and immortal. In her article, Penny also cites...
  • #MagicResistance: The Rise of Feminist Witchcraft

    12/19/2017 1:47:06 PM PST · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12/17/17 | Charlie Nash
    From organizing mass hexes to setting up witch-themed Etsy stores, the feminist movement and witchcraft are becoming increasingly entwined. In an article this week, feminist and author Laurie Penny documented the “boom in online occultism” and why feminists are so attracted to witchcraft. “Days after Donald Trump won the U.S. election, videos of women ‘hexing’ Trump went viral around the world, encouraging budding magical practitioners to burn images of the president-elect to bring his works to ruin,” reported Penny on Wednesday. “Meanwhile, an entire explosive industry of witch-paraphernalia is boiling out of the cauldron of digital consumer culture.” “You can...
  • More students, young Americans turn to paganism

    10/31/2017 5:43:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 31, 2017 | John Paul Ferguson
    As millennials continue to leave traditional Christian religions, interest in Wiccan and pagan practices have seen increased interest in recent years, a trend also spotted among young people and on college campuses.
  • Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal of Ruling Declaring 10 Commandments Monument Unconstitutional

    10/21/2017 4:58:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 45 replies
    Christian News ^ | 10/16/17 | Heather Clark
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal of a ruling out of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals that declared a New Mexico Ten Commandments monument unconstitutional. Two Wiccan women who took offense at the display had filed suit against the Decalogue placement in 2012, stating that it made them feel “alienated.” The nation’s highest court gave no reason on Monday for its decision to not to take the case. “This is a victory for the religious liberty of people everywhere,” Peter Simonson, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico,...
  • Darren Aronofsky Film 'Mother!' Promotes Idolatrous Earth-Worshiping Version of the Lord's Prayer

    09/16/2017 7:51:35 AM PDT · by Raymond Pamintuan · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 14, 2017 | Tyler O'Neil
    Not much is known about the new film "Mother!" Director Darren Aronofsky has remained silent about many of the details, but he has released a disturbing poem which twists the Lord's Prayer. "Our mother who art underfoot, hallowed be thy names, thy seasons come, thy will be done, within us as around us, thank you for our daily bread, our water, our air, and our lives and so much beauty; lead us not into selfish craving and the destructions that are the hungers of the glutted, but deliver us from wonton consumption of thy vast but finite bounty, for thine...
  • A Pagan Community Statement on the Environment

    07/16/2017 2:47:14 PM PDT · by walford · 21 replies
    EcoPagan ^ | Earth Day 2015 | The Working Group
    Who we are Paganism is a family of spiritual paths rooted in ancestral religions throughout the world and predating recorded history. As explained by the Pagan Federation, Paganism includes polytheistic and pantheistic nature-worshipping religions, and often includes deities of all genders, ancestor veneration, and celebrations in tune with our Earth. A full discussion of the many varieties of Paganism is beyond the scope of this statement, but we, the signatories, value life and the natural world as sacred. Thus, Pagan thought leads us to live in harmony with the rhythms of our great Earth. Nature is sacred We receive, acknowledge...
  • 1,600-Year-Old Basilica Found Underwater in What Was Ancient Nicaea

    06/28/2017 6:49:52 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | 6/28/17 | Zelda Caldwell
    Archaeologists in Turkey suspect the church may have been built in the year 325, following the First Council of Nicaea.The remains of a 1,600-year-old Byzantine basilica have been discovered at the site of the Councils of Nicaea, at the bottom of a lake in northwest Turkey. “We have found church remains. It is in a basilica plan and has three naves,” said Mustafa Şahin, an archaeology professor at Bursa Uludağ University, told Hurriyet News. Plans are now underway to open an underwater museum to allow tourists to view the foundation of the church, which was found lying in 5-7 feet...
  • Lana Del Ray promotes witches spell against Donald Trump until he leaves office

    02/24/2017 8:59:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | February 24, 2017 | Norman Byrd
    Witches are uniting in an effort to cast a spell on President Donald Trump and his administration that would effectively block the “harm” that could be done through his presidency — and it would appear that pop singer Lana Del Rey might be participating in the ritual as well. The Verge reported Friday that the ever mysterious “Video Games” singer, Lana Del Rey, posted to Twitter on Thursday a tweet that suggests that, even if she doesn’t plan to participate herself, she seems to at least condone a midnight ritual being held by witches around the world at midnight (Eastern...
  • NYPD Will Allow Sikh Officers to Wear Turbans and Grow Beards in Policy Change

    The New York Police Department is allowing Sikh officers to wear full turbans in place of the traditional police cap and grow beards up to a half-inch long as required by their religion. NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill announced the change in policy Wednesday following a graduation ceremony for new recruits surrounded by officers wearing navy blue turbans kept in place with police brass, CNN reported. “We want to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, and I think this is going to go a long way to help us with that,” O’Neill said. “It’s a major change in our uniform...
  • Spirit Cooking on everipedia

    11/04/2016 5:47:13 AM PDT · by Pollard · 58 replies
    https://www.everipedia.com/spirit-cooking-marina-abramovic/ Never heard of everipedia but ran across it in a search for "Spirit Cooking" Spirit Cooking 2,063 VIEWS Spirit Cooking is an event started by Marina Abramović, who is an artist known for her gory performances and occultist rituals. Origin The origins of Spirit Cooking can be found in Cake of Light, a sacrament in the religion of Thelema which was founded by Aleister Crowley. The ingredients of the Cake of Light partially include menstrual blood and sperm. The sacrament is meant to symbolize the union between the microcosm, Man, and the macrocosm, the Divine, which is a representation...
  • Wikileaks Exposes Disturbing Podesta Email Involving "Spirit Cooking"

    11/04/2016 4:13:13 AM PDT · by gaggs · 110 replies
    This is MIND BLOWING! The people running our country are barbarians much like the Romans! John Podesta and his brother Tony are evil, demonic, demented and the brains behind the Clinton Campaign. In a Wikileaks email, Tony Podesta (John Podesta’s brother) is invited to a “Spirit Cooking” dinner at Marina’s house.
  • Progressively Regressive Sexuality: A Return to Pagan Morality

    09/16/2016 5:17:24 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 44 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | September 8, 2016 | Eric Metaxas
    Sexual progressives claim to be ushering in a “brave new world” of freedom. But their “new” morality is as old as the hills. How often have you heard sexual progressives claim that those of us who hold to traditional sexual morality and marriage are “on the wrong side of history?” But as one new book points out, it’s the proponents of the sexual revolution who are embracing a sexual morality that history left behind millennia ago—in the dusty ruins of the Roman Forum. Yes, today Western civilization is undergoing a dramatic cultural shift. In just a few short years our...
  • Witch Who Smeared Church With Feces Commits Suicid

    08/24/2016 2:52:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Ducayne
    BOWLING GREEN, MO (ChurchMilitant.com) - In early August, a self-proclaimed Wiccan Catholic smeared a local Bowling Green Catholic church with her own feces. On Monday, August 22, she was found dead in her apartment from an apparent suicide. The local coroner, Jim Turner, has withheld the details of 54-year-old Linda Howard's death, only saying it looked like a suicide and that he would release details at a later date. Howard, who vandalized St. Clement Catholic Church, told police she committed the act because she was angry with God. The parish priest, Fr. Bill Peckmen, posted a message on his Facebook...
  • Loony Liberals Now Bringing Out “Witchdoctors” To Stop Trump? What The Heck!

    06/19/2016 8:12:01 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 22 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-19-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Now I've seen everything. Is not enough that the Democrats tried to kick God off their platform back in 2008 or how the Democrats have removed God out of the public schools along with the Pledge of Allegiance, now they're adding witch doctors at the Trump rally. Can somebody please fix America quickly? The more you see how the liberal left is loony, the more you have to realize your vote is the most important thing that you will do come November. You see what the rioters are doing to Americans who have voiced their opinion at the ballot box...
  • Divine intervention? Indian Hindus ask gods to help Trump

    05/11/2016 7:47:24 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 90 replies
    AP ^ | 05/11/2016 | AP
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Donald Trump may find it tough to get Republican leaders behind his campaign, but he's got some faraway fans trying to get the gods on his side. "The whole world is screaming against Islamic terrorism, and even India is not safe from it," said Vishnu Gupta, founder of the Hindu Sena nationalist group. "Only Donald Trump can save humanity." Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out in a New Delhi protest park along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman — as well as photos of a smiling Trump....
  • Huffington Post Religion Editor Hypes Moonbat Pagan Author

    02/25/2016 2:59:21 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 3 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | February 25, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Attention all Druids! There will be a bingo game after the Wednesday night Oak Worship Service. The Religion Page of the Huffington Post should relocated to the Entertainment Page or, more accurately, the Comedy Page. Their bizzaro efforts to frequently use religion in all its forms to promote a plethora of leftwing agendas often yields highly comedic results. Remember Green Jesus? And now their Associate Religion Editor, Antonia Blumberg, has employed fictional liberal paganism to promote a leftwing fantasy world. 
  • The Left's War on Religion

    12/13/2015 6:05:38 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    RealClearPolitics.com ^ | 13 Dec, 2015 | Salena Zito
    ......When the left unleashed aggressive social-media condemnations of people and politicians who offered prayers for those lost in the San Bernardino terror attack, many Americans (not just Republicans) were stupefied, angry - and then totally depressed to realize we had passed a tipping point. The incident has caused Main Street Americans to confront the challenges their kids and grandkids will face in a post-Christian America. American leftists have made a religion out of government; they were angry, not because people called for appeals to a higher being, but because it was to God — not government.