Pope condemns sorcery, urges Angolans to

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Sat, 03-21-2009 - 1:43pm
Pope condemns sorcery, urges Angolans to convert


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Sat, 03-21-2009 - 10:38pm

Oh, go bugger yourself, you old prat!

(Not you, Nelle!)




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Sat, 03-21-2009 - 11:05pm

lmao, how do you really feel?


I have to admit, he is stirring us up... this, the excom of the doctor who assisted the nine year old, telling Africa condoms are not the answer, wow.


You can't make this stuff up.



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Sun, 03-22-2009 - 9:51am

I've had a bad week regarding exclusive Christianity - they've come down on drinking in our state, banned the adoption of children by same sex couples, and came yesterday to the door of the private home of one of our Priestesses to try to break up our Ostara circle and evangelize at us. :P

NOT in a forgiving mood this week!

I don't think the world will let this religion survive such crimes, given that we're no longer kept in fear of it the way we were in the Dark Ages and the Renaissance.




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Sun, 03-22-2009 - 11:32am

and came yesterday to the door of the private home of one of our Priestesses to try to break up our Ostara circle and evangelize at us. :P


Not by accident - they actually sought her/all of you out to do this?


Now that would annoy me just a tad, it begins to cross lines I really do not wish to consider as possibility, sigh. :(


I live in an accepting area; I cannot imagine what it is like to face such things. You are courageous, and you have every ounce of spiritual support I can send your way.



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Sun, 03-22-2009 - 11:34am
Now about that adoption part... what happened?


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Sun, 03-22-2009 - 12:23pm

yes, because when you're facing dislocation, poverty, disease, repression, fallout from war, and high mortality rates, becoming a 'new missionary' is high on everybody's list of priorities.

btw, although that article says that 80% of the population is christian, the cia pegs it at 53%.

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Mon, 03-23-2009 - 9:50am

<<Not by accident - they actually sought her/all of you out to do this?>>


I don't know if it was coincidental or not, but it was an AWFULLY big coincidence...




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Mon, 03-23-2009 - 9:57am

ETA:




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Mon, 03-23-2009 - 10:05am


LOL, is that one still going around??



Um. I'm no historian, but didn't that attempt to secede fail pretty miserably?



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Mon, 03-23-2009 - 10:16am

It is also spooky on some level. In some ways, I would worry more over this than being gay in such an area - I don't think being gay gets them to one's door, not unless there is some specific protest intention, or someone who constitutes a physical threat and is flat out intent on doing gays harm.


This, intolerance of belief, drives people in scary ways, and we both know the history of such things. There is so much misinformation out and about and folded into stories and such that fiction is their reality, and that isn't healthy for those of the belief.


Sometimes I think one could put love and peace and co-exitence references all over the outside of a home, and people will still think their children are at risk from someone of different belief.


There is a flip side to this. Part of me worries and feels concern for you, but that other part of me also knows none of us can live our lives in fear, either, and I would never advocate that to anyone; we do what we feel we need to do.


A few days ago, the lgbt community editor on BlogHer mentioned how there are times she would like to hold her partner's hand when they are out walking. Not always, just when some moment she feels warrants direct contact and touch.


Yet she cannot bring herself to do this, out of fear of observation.


It sucks we have such fears within us, it sucks that they are there for a reason, the reality of what we face.


It sucks that you have to be discreet in your mailings to avoid others forming misjudgement. We read about what gets taught in Saudi Arabian mosques and schools, but do we ever see questions about what gets taught to our young via their religion... in this country?


It bothers me greatly that something so peaceful and positive and forward looking as your spirituality can result in such negative reactions and backlash.


Freedom of religion, indeed.


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