Christians Desecrate Wiccan Religious Site at Air Force Academy

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    Christians Desecrate Wiccan Religious Site at Air Force Academy

    February 3, 2010 by Michael Leon

    [​IMG]Evangelical Christians are at it again. The proselytizing only-through-Christ bunch have now taken up desecration of non-Christian religious sites: Not Jews this time but Wiccans. What the hell goes through the minds of these evangelicals who think they can tell other religions—at a military academy no less—what to believe? At their core, evangelicals who despise pluralism are infantile.

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    Firewood for the next celebration. Thank them for providing it.
     
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    That one is kind of sticky. The thing is the christian tradition has always been to fight against pagans, wiccans in particular. Some have argued that the Salem witch trials were christains burning wiccans, although I have found it odd that there was a big wiccan following in 1700's mass.
    Then you have the other thing about freedom of religion. The idea was put into law in our country by a group that certainly had some christians in it.
    I can see in this particular incident a case being made by the christians, or some of them, that doing this was following their religion, and to prohibit them from doing so interferes with their religious freedom.
    But there is that fact that the 'other side' has rights too..........

    Personally I side with the freedom to practice, or not practice any religion at all, and think the right to 'practice' should be limited when it interferes with someone else's right.
     
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    Oh....the HORROR of it all....what has become of us?
     
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    sweetie ...wiccans are new to the world....only cropping up in the 1920 or so...

    i love your little defensive rant..but you dont know anything about pagans or wiccans
     
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    i did not mean to distort your quote....i just dont have a handle on this quote thing
     
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    ...and when religious leaders preach hate toward others and make calls for violence against others. Radical Muslim leaders should be sent to Muslim countries and not allowed to cultivate hatred from within the borders of countries that allow their presence.

    I think the Australian dude has as much as told them to get the hell out of Australia if they don't like the laws and customs. Kudos to Australia.

    Christian zealots and evangelical bible-thumpers are only one step removed from the radical Muslims. They usually don't actually try to kill people.

    The desecration of any worship site is a hate crime. (IMO)
     
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    no, actually i don't. The only real exposure I have ever had was a woman that worked for me in Prescott for a couple years.
    She claimed linage to ancient groups, I see you claim otherwise.
    Whatever.
     
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    Its the Christian thing to do
     
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    "But its opening, heralded as a sign of a more tolerant religious climate at the academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., was marred by the discovery two weeks ago of a large wooden cross placed there."

    The government is intolerant of Christians having torn down Christmas displays so why should we care about wiccans having things torn down?
     

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