Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
A subtle change has been made to the comments links, so they no longer pop up. Does this in any way help with the problem about comments not appearing on permalinked posts, readers?
Update: seemingly not
Update: Oh yeah!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Wicca, the thinking man's Scientology
See here - in comments, me and many of the usual cast of characters, giving a bit of gentle stick to the cloud-dancer crowd.
We used to have quite a few of these types hanging around while I was growing up, naturally (there's a proper Druids' circle halfway up the mountain behind my mum's house). Also this rather grim cult, who ran a pretty cool shop in the Deiniol Shopping Centre, where you could buy chess sets and small electric motors. They did not in general look too closely into the pages of the Mabinogion or the Book of Leinster, but I did, once, and I can exclusively reveal to D^2D readers that in fact, the Celts did not revere Swarovski crystals, did not use the elemental classification of Thales of Miletus, and in fact the main themes of Celtic mythology were
a) Murdering people and stealing their cows.
b) Passing out drunk and fantasising about war.
c) Aggravated sexual assault of one sort or another.
Makes me think I should revive Secret Society Blogging - not so much in America, but in Europe there were quite a few genuine attempts to revive the traditions of the pre-Roman tribes and concoct them into something resembling a religion. They more or less all ended up on the wrong side of the Second World War, though. Post war, modern Anglican theology has been surprisingly influential on Satanism; the more modern kind of actually existing Satanists will often accept (I think) Don Cupitt's definition of Satan as "a kind of state of being apart from God".
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