“America is the wealthiest nation on Earth, but its people are mainly poor, and poor Americans are urged to hate themselves. Every other nation has folk traditions of men who were poor but extremely wise and virtuous, and therefore more estimable than anyone with power and gold. No such tales are told by American poor. They mock themselves and glorify their betters.”—Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five (1969)
I’m giving this a share - please boost the signal as this Pagan monastery is under fire in the US; the case will become vital in future and set a precedent for “minority religions”. In a country which was supposedly founded on the premise of religious tolerance, this needs to go through. Support as you can.
Yo, adding my own two cents: This is MASSIVELY important. Ever hear people talking about “As in the case of blah blah versus blahblah”? That’s Legal Precedence.
It means later on other pagan churches could be denied their exemptions (or have their exemption taken away) on the basis of this legal decision. It could put the few, shakily-established, nascent, Pagan Churches in danger - taking away the valuable resources they provide to the communities they’re in.
For years it’s been a struggle to get Paganism recognized -as- a religious group, because we don’t have those trappings (churches, clergy, etc) So, Pagans have made a huge effort to set up those things. Now the goalpost is getting moved.
They are mispriced. Staples has admitted that it was an error on their part, but they are not currently honoring the sale prices, despite the fact that they said that the prices would be corrected upon restock. They are currently cancelling orders without warning or…
The visuals were great, the characters were great, the soundtrack was fantastic. I would gladly watch it again. It’s a bit too late to give better feedback than that. The movie left me in a bit of a daze, tbh. Movies usually do that.
In Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Cornelius Fudge tells the Prime Minister that the previous one "tried to throw him out the window." HBP is set in 1996, the PM was John Major. Before him it was Margaret Thatcher.