Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Interfaith games

In Austin, Texas, a Feri-style invocation in a Methodist Church, the Statesman reports (registration required).

"The expression [broom closet] is an example, Wiccan Gordon Fossum said, of the mix of mirth and reverence his faith embodies. Earlier that morning, Fossum had jokingly invoked the 'Goddess Caffeina' to get the church's coffee maker brewing.

"Wearing a silver pentacle necklace and sipping from a Garfield mug, Fossum shrugged.

"'If a religion can't laugh at itself, it's got some work to do,' he said."

Thanks to Doug LeBlanc at GetReligion. Apparently this was his first encounter with Wiccan humor.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, that's the church I used to go to! And I know most of the people they quoted. Woo! Thanks for the link!

(I wrote a lot of the directional invocations they use, too)

--Christine Kraemer

9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Obviously I didn't write the invocation they mentioned in the article, though. :> But they call the directions at the 9am service every week. The 11am service is somewhat more traditionally Christian.)


9:10 PM  

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