Another day, another set of misinformed and honestly slanderous accusations that I, a spiritual abuse survivor who literally has only ever tried to spread awareness, am a cult leader. Except the system making the accusations this time around apparently makes a good amount of money doing novel-length writeups on people they think are cult leaders, … Continue reading How to Not Be A Cult Leader
I just want you to be aware that I post religious stuff here. A LOT of religious stuff. And some of it may be weird or not what you're used to. Primarily pop culture pagan stuff, with a dash of spiritual nonhumanity. The wedding post is not my usual content at all. So, like, when … Continue reading If you found me through my Gallifreyan wedding post…
I have Chinese takeout and I’m sitting here next to Apollon’s altar with a tea offering on it, and for some reason I’ve been thinking about the phrase “you who are evil” from the Bible. I dunno, something about the food makes me think of it. Materialism, putting myself first and all that.
It’s just something that’s really stuck in my mind from way back when. The word “evil” is used so lightly and frequently in Christianity, and you don’t realize how very real the belief is until you think of saying “but I’m not evil” and you know exacty the reaction you’d receive.
You think, but of course they really know that a baby who was just born can’t be evil – nope, they don’t. Every impulse of our hearts is evil, even as four-year-olds who really want a brownie that was supposed to be for the PTA meeting…
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“I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now?” -John Lennon View the full list of prompts here. This post was partially inspired by the … Continue reading 31 Days of Spiritual Journaling, Day One
I tried to rewrite some of the megachurch worship hits I grew up with about my current Patron once. I could feel him shouting for me to stop.
By R.L. Stollar, HA Community Coordinator
Growing up evangelical, I listened to a lot of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). I never understood the whole “rock music causes demons to eat your brain” mentality. But I did understand — to some extent — their point that Christian rock music was just normal rock music with “Jesus” pasted on top. To my friends and I, that wasn’t actually an intelligent critique. It was more a joke, something we all laughed about.
Fact is, my peers and I often thought it was funny that many CCM songs appeared to be sexy romance songs where the “you” was just capitalized so it suddenly was about Jesus rather than a hot piece of man-flesh. And some CCM bands — Skillet, most of all — have lyrics that are so spiritually kinky, even actual kinksters might blush.
So to honor this humorous memory of CCM’s…
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So, loyal readers (I know no one reads this, but it makes me feel better about myself to pretend I have an audience), it's been a while since you last heard from me. But today I'm finally in a mood to talk about myself, so here that goes. This is the first year in a … Continue reading A Very Pop Culture Pagan Christmas