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roadmaster
09-06-2012, 12:13 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/09/05/bc-wiccan-priest-prison.htm

Ok putting beside my beliefs a Priest in the US has to have an education bachelorís degree, letters of recommendation, and usually a sponsoring entity. Even in Rabbinical programs four years of college, internship ect. When it comes to counseling prisoners. Muslims also.

Now if she thinks there is a need for her services then should she not have to have a degree and experience first instead of just complaining?

Yes, the state pays because many inmates request them but these people have degrees in such work and I might add put themselves in danger at times. The Pay is low in many states. If they did it for the pay most pass these jobs by.

Carygrant
09-06-2012, 12:54 AM
I would be less ashamed of being a member of this religion than Christianity , for example .
Read this top summary and decide for yourself .


Wicca is the largest of the Neopagan (http://www.religioustolerance.org/neo_paga.htm) religions. Wiccans have great reverence for the Earth and for their Goddess and her consort, the horned God. Their main rule of behavior is the Wiccan Rede which forbids them from harming people, including themselves, except in some cases of self-defense.
Many, perhaps most, are solitary practitioners. Others form small groups of believers, called covens, groves, etc. Because of centuries of religious propaganda and misinformation, many conservative Christians, and others, associate Wiccans with Satanists (http://www.religioustolerance.org/satanism.htm) even though the two belief systems are as different as Christianity (http://www.religioustolerance.org/christ.htm) and Atheism (http://www.religioustolerance.org/atheist.htm).

shaarona
09-06-2012, 06:08 AM
I would be less ashamed of being a member of this religion than Christianity , for example .
Read this top summary and decide for yourself .


Wicca is the largest of the Neopagan (http://www.religioustolerance.org/neo_paga.htm) religions. Wiccans have great reverence for the Earth and for their Goddess and her consort, the horned God. Their main rule of behavior is the Wiccan Rede which forbids them from harming people, including themselves, except in some cases of self-defense.
Many, perhaps most, are solitary practitioners. Others form small groups of believers, called covens, groves, etc. Because of centuries of religious propaganda and misinformation, many conservative Christians, and others, associate Wiccans with Satanists (http://www.religioustolerance.org/satanism.htm) even though the two belief systems are as different as Christianity (http://www.religioustolerance.org/christ.htm) and Atheism (http://www.religioustolerance.org/atheist.htm).

I met an artist in the 1970s named Lewis Van de Car.. near Sarasota. My college student brother had worked for him a couple of summers as a hod carrier building a geodesic dome house. Van de Car's main medium was sculpture. .. Huge sculptures.

I had tea with him twice. He was in his 60s and was very strong and physically fit. He was a Wiccan... didn't worship Satan. It was sort of like the Druids, or pagan. (I think).

He was very interesting.. He had a smaller bump out dome on top of his dome house with all sorts of maps and charts and a telescope.

I found him to be quite charming and I remember his exact words the last time I saw him. He shook my hand and said, "Be wise as a serpent and gentle as a lamb."

Carygrant
09-06-2012, 08:37 AM
I met an artist in the 1970s named Lewis Van de Car.. near Sarasota. My college student brother had worked for him a couple of summers as a hod carrier building a geodesic dome house. Van de Car's main medium was sculpture. .. Huge sculptures.

I had tea with him twice. He was in his 60s and was very strong and physically fit. He was a Wiccan... didn't worship Satan. It was sort of like the Druids, or pagan. (I think).

He was very interesting.. He had a smaller bump out dome on top of his dome house with all sorts of maps and charts and a telescope.

I found him to be quite charming and I remember his exact words the last time I saw him. He shook my hand and said, "Be wise as a serpent and gentle as a lamb."


Nice story . My problem is that I am wise as a lamb and gentle as a snake .
Lots of suggestive material that most of the New Testament sayings attributed to Jesus are taken directly from Pagan mysteries .There are strong and recurring snippets that suggest that Jesus visited France as a young man --- the seat of Paganism --- and also Britain , primarily with Joseph of Aremathea who traded in tin among several things . Then of course later , Mary travelled to southern France with their second Son and their daughter .
It's all wrapped up in myth and legends with a few tantalising riddles and clues to play with .
Naturally , Christians detest these areas of research and scholarship and there is nothing like faith to produce an unwitting and unmitigated bigot , and one without fear of guilt and conscience because in their cuckoo land God has spoken to them direct ..

shaarona
09-06-2012, 08:44 AM
Nice story . My problem is that I am wise as a lamb and gentle as a snake .
Lots of suggestive material that most of the New Testament sayings attributed to Jesus are taken directly from Pagan mysteries .There are strong and recurring snippets that suggest that Jesus visited France as a young man --- the seat of Paganism --- and also Britain , primarily with Joseph of Aremathea who traded in tin among several things . Then of course later , Mary travelled to southern France with their second Son and their daughter .
It's all wrapped up in myth and legends with a few tantalising riddles and clues to play with .
Naturally , Christians detest these areas of research and scholarship and there is nothing like faith to produce an unwitting and unmitigated bigot , and one without fear of guilt and conscience because in their cuckoo land God has spoken to them direct ..

I don't think there are any experts .. I'm certainly not and expert on scripture or history.. But its an endlessly fascinating subject IMO.

roadmaster
09-06-2012, 09:31 PM
I would be less ashamed of being a member of this religion than Christianity , for example .
Read this top summary and decide for yourself .


Wicca is the largest of the Neopagan (http://www.religioustolerance.org/neo_paga.htm) religions. Wiccans have great reverence for the Earth and for their Goddess and her consort, the horned God. Their main rule of behavior is the Wiccan Rede which forbids them from harming people, including themselves, except in some cases of self-defense.
Many, perhaps most, are solitary practitioners. Others form small groups of believers, called covens, groves, etc. Because of centuries of religious propaganda and misinformation, many conservative Christians, and others, associate Wiccans with Satanists (http://www.religioustolerance.org/satanism.htm) even though the two belief systems are as different as Christianity (http://www.religioustolerance.org/christ.htm) and Atheism (http://www.religioustolerance.org/atheist.htm).

Wiccans invite discerned spirits which can be fatal to them and others. No such thing as a Christian Wicca. No their motto is "do what you want as long as you don't hurt others". It is witchcraft know matter how innocent they make it out to be and my Master warns about this. They will even tell you to watch out for discerned spirits. I don't need to read up on them, I have know many in my life time. It's all about seeking power but get into too far and it's hard to get out.

Carygrant
09-07-2012, 01:58 AM
I don't think there are any experts .. I'm certainly not and expert on scripture or history.. But its an endlessly fascinating subject IMO.


There most certainly are , using exactly the same methods used by other experts , for example , in Christianity and/or about books of the Bible or the Gnostic Gospels etc .

Carygrant
09-07-2012, 02:00 AM
Wiccans invite discerned spirits which can be fatal to them and others. No such thing as a Christian Wicca. No their motto is "do what you want as long as you don't hurt others". It is witchcraft know matter how innocent they make it out to be and my Master warns about this. They will even tell you to watch out for discerned spirits. I don't need to read up on them, I have know many in my life time. It's all about seeking power but get into too far and it's hard to get out.


Oh deary me . You have been badly informed . But you have the beliefs that suit you , so it is of no great importance .

shaarona
09-07-2012, 03:38 AM
There most certainly are , using exactly the same methods used by other experts , for example , in Christianity and/or about books of the Bible or the Gnostic Gospels etc .

How could there be experts on the travels of Mary and/or Joseph of Arimathea beyond legend??