Monday, March 31, 2008

Gaulimaufry to Fill Space 2

Still too busy to write the really startling post that's in my head. So here some more links.

¶ "White folks Was Wild Once Too" -- The video, in case you missed it.

¶ You thought that Lord of the Rings was about a Quest? Actually, it illuminates questions of property law as well.

¶ The Druidbook blog discusses homegrown American polytheism. I like this approach.

¶ You could call these people a sort of priesthood of the dead.

¶ An online petition for a European Pagan Memory Day. Interesting idea, but do online petitions ever accomplish anything? And do signatures of people not living in Europe help or hurt?

¶ Watch this, and you will never think of Bollywood music videos in the same way again.

¶ Contrary to what you probably have read, the Thuggees of early 19th-century India may not have been Kali worshippers at all.

¶ A definitive list of fluffy and non-fluffy Paganisms? It's a wiki, so you can jump into the discussion. UPDATE: Comment on the list here.



Blogger Cosette said...

Ah, yes. The Nipple Song rocks.

And thanks for sharing this bit on the Thuggees. I'm glad to see this getting more attention.

And, um, yeah. I don't really care for lists like those.

10:31 PM  
Blogger Yvonne said...

The list - ah yes, should have filed it under "humour". Seriously though, the whole "Burning Times" persecution complex is very irritating.

For some bizarre reason, PBwiki doesn't let you post comments without the editing password, so if you want to comment, check out the version at my livejournal, which is where the extra suggestions came from, and you can comment there.

3:10 AM  
Blogger Inanna said...

The problem I have with anti-fluffyism, if you will--and I'm sympathetic--is that a reasonable message is so often presented in a holier-than-thou, smarter-than-thou tone. I guess this could be construed as humor, but it rubs me the wrong way. As a pedagogical tool, such lists are darn near worthless.

(The analogy that comes to mind is Log Cabin Republicans getting all itchy about drag queens; gods forbid that anyone should think that a fine, upstanding citizen like me is one of those.)

I'm a Witch. A lot of people are going to think that's pretty flaky, no matter how scholarly, discriminating, and responsible I am. Nothing I can do about it.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Chas S. Clifton said...

Yvonne, thanks for the clarification. I will update the post.

11:00 AM  
Blogger fyreflye said...

How come no one mentioned the bunny belief that the Druids built Stonehenge?

11:29 PM  
Blogger The Pagan Temple said...

I think the idea that the Druids built Stonehenge is probably actually much more widespread, and in fact probably predates the fluffies by a good many years-like maybe centuries, in fact. I used to believe it myself before I learned that Stonehenge itself evidently predates the Druids.

On the other hand, does anybody really know for a fact how far back the Druids really go? Not that it matters in this regard, as I think Stonehenge probably predates the Celts, according to one account I seem to recall.

I think everybody has a little fluffiness, or at least the potential to get in touch with their inner fluffy.

8:11 AM  

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