Archive | January 9, 2013

Let’s have some common sense?

wor·ship

/ˈwərSHip/

Noun

The feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity: "ancestor worship".
Verb

Show reverence and adoration for (a deity); honor with religious rites.
Synonyms

noun. adoration – cult – veneration
verb. adore – idolize – deify – venerate – revere

pa·gan

/ˈpāgən/

Noun

A person holding religious beliefs other than those of the main world religions.
Adjective

Of or relating to such people or beliefs: "a pagan god".
Synonyms

noun. infidel – gentile – idolater
adjective. heathenish – gentile – paganish – profane – infidel

Maybe it’s because of frustration with our new database system at work but I doubt it, but there seems to be some idiocy around these two definitions around the web the last few days.

Some are saying pagans don’t worship, uh really, seriously? What the hell did you think you were doing and I do think the word nature comes under deity. We worship so if you are honouring, adoring, showing reverence at all you are worshipping. Got it? Good! Let’s go on to the second.

Evidently a well-know pagan that has declared herself not a pagan and has not read the dictionary definition when she says she is no longer a pagan. She is a polytheist. Hmmm, right. I don’t see anything in the above definition that says polytheists aren’t pagan but since this particular pagan has the religious equivalent of ADD I’m not surprised. She is always changing her mind and then declaring herself picked on. Last I checked before the advent of Wicca in the 1940’s all polytheists were called pagan.

So let’s look at it. Pagan is a very broad term. It includes Wiccans, Witches, Satanists, Druids, Heathens, Hellenists, Jedi, Sith , Klingon Wicca, Church of all Worlds, CUUPS, and any other belief system that is not included in one of the main religions. You can be polytheistic, (hard and soft), animist, duotheistic, pantheist, panentheist, henothiestic, whatever. See above. We are not all alike and we do not all cherish the same system of worship, belief or practice. Saying you aren’t a pagan is as ridiculous as a Catholic or a Presbyterian saying they aren’t a Christian anymore because they don’t agree what the Baptists are who call themselves Christians are doing. Just because it’s different doesn’t mean it doesn’t come under that heading.

Pagan is an umbrella term we can all crawl under. We do not all have to be cookie cutters and I think we learn more from each other when we are different. And the more of us under the big tent the better because it gives us some power and heft to protect ourselves from the big guys who like to pretend we are evil or don’t exist at all so we get ignored.

I really don’t understand the lack of common sense. Maybe the word “pagan” gave her cooties.

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I hate writing these things

I need to put a short bio together for something. I hate writing these things. I never know what is important and what is just stupid and what is ridiculous. I’m always tempted to write something outrageous such as Kat is an extraterrestrial being from the planet Xena. She dresses only in leather and likes her sword a bit too much.

Or

Kat is the reincarnated being Pepe’ Le Pew. She likes long walks in the dark alone and delights in her lovely black and white coat.

Or

Kat is figment of your imagination and you aren’t really reading this at all. You have just dreamed it.

Or

Kat lives in a pineapple under the sea. Oops! That’s Spongebob Squarepants.

I always feel like a pompous ass when I write these things.

But this has to sound semi-professional at least.

How about?

Kat is the biographer of the Goddess BunniHoTep from an alternative time line of Ancient Egypt. She has also been the biographer of the Heart Town Witch and Aisling, the Littlest Druid. She has been a biographer since a bunch of autumn leaves woke her up when she was six years old demanding that their story be told. She has been taking dictation ever since.