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APPALACHIAN PAGAN ALLAINCE --------- OCT 2002 Newsletter

OCT. 2002 newsletter

Editress; Ginger Strivelli

The APA's Witchlings Circle group performed at the
 interfaith  "Celebration of Children" 
with Notre Dame de l'Herbe Mouillee's kids groups the Young Elders,
this month.  
Many of us also attended events for the 3rd annual 
Earth Religions Awareness week. 
We have discussed possibly offering to host 
the opening prayer breakfast of next year's week.

I wanted to
assure you & everybody else on the list that I'm doing much better (still
fantasizing about Paula in a spaghetti-strap bikini); I
still get tired fairly quickly and have to take it easy most of the time,
but am not in any pain whatsoever. Patsy won't let me do much more than
ride herd on the T.V.and my new computer for the most part of the day,
but I do manage to "sneak out" every now & then for a quick trip to
OfficeMax or the was at Pagans' Night Out for a
couple of hours last night with no problem. Just for the sake of
information, since I was originally admitted to Mission, I have managed
to lose around 60 pounds and have lost 4 pants sizes in the other words, I ain't exactly a little fat man anymore
(maybe a Giant Elf???), but am otherwise my sweet, loveable, huggable,
cuddly & modest self. Brightest Blessings, Lot of Hugs and Mo' Mead,
Thomas (a.k.a. Kerrwynn Pendragon)

FROM OUR BOOK OF SHADOWS: Quotes from the founding fathers 
of Lady Liberty's America.

"[When] the [Virginia] bill for establishing religious freedom... was 
finally passed,... a singular proposition proved that its protection 
of opinion was meant to be universal. Where the preamble declares 
that coercion is a departure from the plan of the holy author of our 
religion, an amendment was proposed, by inserting the word "Jesus 
Christ," so that it should read "a departure from the plan of Jesus 
Christ, the holy author of our religion." The insertion was rejected 
by a great majority, in proof that they meant to comprehend within 
the mantle of its protection the Jew and the Gentile, the Christian 
and Mahometan, the Hindoo and infidel of every denomination." --
Thomas Jefferson: Autobiography, 1821.

"The government of the United States is not, 
in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."
Treaty of Tripoli

"Believing that religion is a matter which lies solely between man 
and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his 
worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions 
only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that 
act of the whole American people which declared that their 
Legislature should "make no law respecting an establishment of 
religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof," thus building a 
wall of separation between Church and State." --Thomas Jefferson to 
Danbury Baptists, 1802.

                     From the US Constitution;
                      The FIRST Amendment!
Article I. 
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,
or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; 
or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; 
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,
and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.


Utta- Mesopotamian Spider Goddess of weaving

Usas- Hindu Dawn Goddess

Uslo- Siberian God of the Mountains

Unumbote- African (western tribes) creator God

Ukko- Finnish God of lightning and thunder

Utu- Sumerian Sun God

Ubertas- Roman God of prosperity

Ussnisavijaya- Buddhist Goddess of writing, and prayer.

Upulvan- A Hindu avatar of Vishnu worshipped in Sri Lanka, 
to protect Hindus against missionaries of other faiths. 

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