Monthly Archives: October 2009

Halloween Family

Halloween Family, originally uploaded by daryl_mitchell.

The only picture of the three of us this Hallowe’en — thanks to Uncle Daryl. :)

wickedly good treats!

During this period demons are assigned against those who participate in the rituals and festivities. These demons are automatically drawn to the fetishes that open doors for them to come into the lives of human beings. For example, most of the candy sold during this season has been dedicated and prayed over by witches.

I do not buy candy during the Halloween season. Curses are sent through the tricks and treats of the innocent whether they get it by going door to door or by purchasing it from the local grocery store. The demons cannot tell the difference.

[...]While the lukewarm and ignorant think of these customs as “just harmless fun,” the vortexes of hell are releasing new assignments against souls. Witches take pride in laughing at the ignorance of natural men (those who ignore the spirit realm).

Does my reaction to this argument officially make me an witchy woman? Because I find the entire article HILARIOUS.

What’s even funnier is that CBN had this article linked on its site earlier today — but now it’s been inexplicably removed off the website. Ah, the power of the delete button! Too bad Google has a longer memory than most. What I don’t get is why they didn’t stick around and defend the article — especially if they truly believe what it’s promoting.

It almost seems like CBN realized just how farcical their beliefs are, particularly when someone from the outside looks in.

Hallow’d be thy pumpkin

“Everyone tells me you are a fake, but I believe in you.

p.s. If you really are a fake, don’t tell me. I don’t want to know.”

What *I* said:

Responding to this post (my comment since mysteriously disappeared):

That’s too bad you’re not willing to tackle some of Jerry’s concerns, J—. I think Jerry is asking some pretty important questions that should concern anyone — believer or not.

It’s funny how when I was a part of the church, it was typically a one-sided story when it came to how much of the OT was taught. The emphasis was primarily on how God intervened in the lives of his people — but we never talked about the other side of the issue. So, for example in the story of Noah, the focus was how God was faithful to Noah and his family who obeyed God’s instructions … but never on how devastatingly genocidal the rest of the story was for people who happened to be outside of Noah’s family.

Likewise, as in what you’ve written above, the plagues of Exodus are euphemistically positioned to show how God “dethron[ed] yet another false god from the imaginations of the Jewish slaves” — skillfully avoiding any presumable impact on the hundreds/thousands (?) of plague-ridden Egyptians who had to suffer in order for God to make his point with one supposedly “chosen” people group.

As soon as you’re able (or willing) to discount someone else as “the other,” whether it’s the Egyptians in the Exodus story or someone who doesn’t share tenets of your ideology, I think that’s a scary place to be in. I’m glad I don’t have to subscribe to a set of beliefs that pigeonholes me into such a position.

Pumpkin patch

We found the perfect pumpkin today at the hay maze at Dutch Growers. Thankfully we were also able to secure a couple good pictures of the munchkin, too (TWO YEAR OLDS ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO PHOTOGRAPH!).

Onto Hallowe’en!

"Forget Jesus. The stars died so you could be here today."

History in the making

President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed the first major piece of federal gay rights legislation, a milestone that activists compared to the passage of 1960s civil-rights legislation empowering blacks. [link]

“Because no one in America should ever be afraid to walk down the street holding the hands of the person they love.”

… now to wait for the inevitable cries of protest from the Religious Right. Funny how the loudest opponents to this particular hate crimes legislation were religious folk.