Archive for March, 2010

Syracuse’s New Pagan Chaplain

Posted in Uncategorized on March 12, 2010 by Patrick

Syracuse University has hired a new chaplain, their first Pagan one.  From what I see, she seems to have a good solid head on her shoulders.  I look forward to seeing more of this kind of diversity, obviously.

The comments are particularly interesting: they tend to fall into clusters.

1.  How dare they!  Jesus!

2.  You intolerant Christians, how dare you be intolerant about this!

3.  Everyone who believes in God is nuts anyway.

4.  Cool.

When we can reduce response to a topic to the same four responses, do we really *need* to talk about it anymore?  Well, obviously, I do.  I have a blog to — um — try to remember to update.


Vampire Witch

Posted in Uncategorized on March 1, 2010 by Patrick

We’ve come rather a long way, I think, from the 16th Century, in which this elderly woman and victim of plague was identified as a witch and vampire, and a brick put in her jaw to prevent her from feeding on the flesh of children from beyond the grave.  Now we can pick up books on how to be an effective vampire at Borders, although we’re still rather paranoid about our children, as a culture.