It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a round-up of interesting links, so this list is going to be a little bit long.
A Nova Roma Temple in Ukraine was attacked and vandalized by Orthodox Christians, and the priest was beaten so badly he had to be hospitalized (I heard on one of yahoogroups that I am on that he was recently discharged from the hospital). Pictures of the damage were posted on the Cultus Deorum Romanorum blog. You can go here to make donations to the rebuild the temple if you’d like to help.
Andrew Bowen of Project Conversion begins his month as a Wiccan.Although I have not been following every post Andrew makes, I have been aware of his project to learn about the world’s religions. He spends one month studying and living as a member that month’s religion. He always finds a mentor from each of the religions to guide him. So far he has done Hinduism, Sikh, Islam, LDS, Buddhism, and others. A month is obviously not a lot of time to go in depth, but he does seem dedicated and I believe it comes from a genuine desire to learn about and celebrate all the religions. I applaud his effort.
Sannion at the House of Vines comments on certain Christian groups trying to replace Halloween with JesusWeen. Yes, that’s the actual name THEY picked. Warning, link is extremely NSFW. More on JesusWeen at their official site.
The Pagan Newswire Collective reports on the Occupy Wall Street protests from a Pagan point of view
Apparently, current and modern Criminal Justice textbooks STILL are filled with false information about “ritual crime” inspired by 1980s Satanic Panic
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus over at Patheos talks about “the gay gods”
A drunken bride spends her wedding night in jail after deciding to celebrate her marriage by attacking her Pagan neighbor
Kenaz Filan talks some more about responses to the interview with led to Galina Krasskova leaving Patheos, because she refused to edit out supposedly “offensive” comments frankly discussing the use of illegal drugs
Lykeia discusses her experiences during Pagan Pride Day 2011
Wednesday at Metal and Iron talks about the good heroes
A guest post on Galina’s blog about the Goddess Columbia
Of Thespiae has an interesting interpretation of Aphrodite’s epithet Pandemos
P. Sufenas Virius Lupus, again, reflects on Polytheology
And to end on a humorous note, I really want this book!