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(Aleteia)   One thing Millennials aren't ruining is astrology and witchcraft; they're taking to it like ducks to water   ( aleteia.org) divider line
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2017-11-08 11:40:27 PM  
Obviously.
 
2017-11-08 11:43:46 PM  
well duh.  anyone who's even half paying attention knows modern evangelical christianity is a hollow shell of its former spiritual glory.  bogged down with scandals over money and sex abuse, christianity in this country isn't meeting the spiritual needs of anyone save the racist bigots and scam artists.

witchcraft is 'open source' spirituality.  its a philosophy that can help people connect with the world around them, without having to follow some distant vague leader who might not even know you exist.  if nothing else, its also about as non judgmental as it gets.  plus, getting drunk and naked at pagan events is always a possibility (and in some rare cases its even mandatory), so even if you're an atheist, at least the rituals aren't boring.

christianity is failing, largely due to its own inherent flaws.  pagans and witches believe that all things go in cycles....maybe its finally time for the followers of the god of abraham to sit out on the bench for a while, and return things to us pagans.  at least we don't go on witch hunts and nor do we start inquisitions!  leave us alone, and we will be more than happy to return the favor.
 
2017-11-09 12:26:52 AM  
Hey, fellas, how about not indulging in magical thinking?
 
2017-11-09 12:32:01 AM  

RexTalionis: Hey, fellas, how about not indulging in magical thinking?


which would you prefer - people who's 'magical thinking' tells them to leave others alone and to clean up the environment while being as nice to their neighbors as possible....or people who's 'magical thinking' tells them they have to force everyone around them to convert to their faith, and control as much of other people's lives as humanly possible so that everyone will all go to heaven when they die....?

all i'm saying is that people are always always going to have SOME sort of spiritual beliefs.  If nothing else, try encouraging them to pick a spiritual path that at least teaches people the value of respecting privacy and the importance of diversity and balance in all things.  that way, even if you loathe the thought of spirituality at all, at least people aren't in your face about it anymore and you can go about your bidness without interruption.
 
2017-11-09 12:57:41 AM  
Same headline on FOX: "godless liberal millennials are flocking to devil worship and paganism"
 
2017-11-09 01:01:20 AM  

rcain: Same headline on FOX: "godless liberal millennials are flocking to devil worship and paganism"


if by 'flock' you mean 'show vague interest in learning more about different stuff' then sure.  fox new's definition of devil worship and paganism is kind of all inclusive and tends to sound like breathless whispers and manufactured outrage.
 
2017-11-09 02:17:15 AM  
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2017-11-09 03:28:43 AM  
The millennials that I know are checking this stuff out like I checked out Scientology's tests when I was 23.
 
2017-11-09 03:29:55 AM  
While organized religion is declining, the propensity for people to believe in stupid bullshiat remains as potent as ever and it will probably never go away.

It doesn't matter if it's Jesus, Allah, non-denominational spirituality, vampires and the paranormal, Ouija boards, the Bermuda Triangle, chakras and energy auras, indigo children, palm readings, soothsaying, tarot cards, mindreaders, homeopathy, ancient aliens/Raelians, reincarnation, astrology, ley lines, hollow Earth, anti-vax, AGW denial, geocentrism, Intelligent Design, crop circles, Reiki, Dianetics, light eating/breatharianism, phrenology, OOPArts, New World Order/Illuminati, lycanthropy, hypnosis, numerology, folk remedies, Baraminology, telekinesis and clairvoyance, chemtrails, crop circles, dowsing, psychics and prophets, astral projection, voodoo, wicca, seances, exorcisms and whatever the hell Deepak Chopra is babbling about.

The decline of religion hasn't marked any increase in rational inquiry or critical thinking. People have just replaced one form of complete nonsense with another.
 
2017-11-09 03:31:34 AM  

Ishkur: The decline of religion hasn't marked any increase in rational inquiry or critical thinking. People have just replaced one form of complete nonsense with another.


but enough about the latest iPhone release!
 
2017-11-09 03:31:56 AM  
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2017-11-09 03:34:28 AM  
The rise of dumb shiat in the 60s and 70s was a similar generational rejection of the mainstream ideas of religion. Sometime around 2030 will be a great time to run the rivial racket.
 
2017-11-09 03:37:51 AM  

Ishkur: While organized religion is declining, the propensity for people to believe in stupid bullshiat remains as potent as ever and it will probably never go away.


It may be the Devil, or it may be the Lord, but you're going to have to serve somebody.

/ mine
 
2017-11-09 03:40:38 AM  

RexTalionis: Hey, fellas, how about not indulging in magical thinking?


Seconded.

I'd like to think we can be good people and participate in the community without believing in completely baseless, weird stuff. I guess we should be happy they're less harmful than Abrahamic religions, but I'd still prefer we don't teach kids the opposite of critical thinking skills.

How about this? We make a gentleman's rule that we don't tell children about our religion until they turn 18.
 
2017-11-09 03:43:18 AM  

Likwit: We make a gentleman's rule that we don't tell children about our religion until they turn 18.


most pagan and wiccan groups don't accept you as a student and/or official follower of their faith(s) until you're over the age of 18.  and even then its tradition to spend a year and a day waiting before your request to join a coven is accepted.
 
2017-11-09 03:43:53 AM  
It is common to realize your old belief system is a bunch of nonsense, and it is common to try to replace the nonsense with other nonsense.  Sometimes before even figure out that the new nonsense is also nonsense.
 
2017-11-09 03:45:25 AM  
So millennials are morons. Got it.
 
2017-11-09 03:46:47 AM  

randomjsa: So millennials are morons. Got it.


smart enough to reject christianity.  seems pretty smart to me.
 
2017-11-09 03:50:42 AM  

Weaver95: Likwit: We make a gentleman's rule that we don't tell children about our religion until they turn 18.

most pagan and wiccan groups don't accept you as a student and/or official follower of their faith(s) until you're over the age of 18.  and even then its tradition to spend a year and a day waiting before your request to join a coven is accepted.


Well... I'm actually OK with that.
 
2017-11-09 03:52:40 AM  
Rejecting Christianity is fine.  I hope there is a widespread enough adoption of what appear to me to be heavily individualized/localized religions to contribute to sustaining a widespread culture.
 
2017-11-09 03:53:11 AM  
Once, when I delivered pizzas, I had an order to one of those "Miss Ann's" psychics that seemed to be set up in little yellow houses, with big giant signs, all over the place.  I get there, and the Russian immigrant lady who lives/works in the little house tells me "wow I wasn't expecting you so soon."  I guess her magic wasn't working that day.

But seriously, every town I have ever lived in has a "Miss Ann" and they always live/work in an identical tiny home with an identical sign out front.  Is it a franchise?  Maybe they don't live there, but this lady had her grandson with her, and the door was open to his little bedroom next door, but maybe she works primarily at night, and he sleeps next door, while grandma takes the money away from the gullible drunk people?
 
2017-11-09 03:55:55 AM  

winedrinkingman: Once, when I delivered pizzas, I had an order to one of those "Miss Ann's" psychics that seemed to be set up in little yellow houses, with big giant signs, all over the place.  I get there, and the Russian immigrant lady who lives/works in the little house tells me "wow I wasn't expecting you so soon."  I guess her magic wasn't working that day.

But seriously, every town I have ever lived in has a "Miss Ann" and they always live/work in an identical tiny home with an identical sign out front.  Is it a franchise?  Maybe they don't live there, but this lady had her grandson with her, and the door was open to his little bedroom next door, but maybe she works primarily at night, and he sleeps next door, while grandma takes the money away from the gullible drunk people?


This was like 20 years ago, and the little shop is still there, but I am sure it couldn't be the same old Russian woman.  Maybe the little boy grew up to be Miss Ann, though I doubt it.
 
2017-11-09 04:01:27 AM  

gnosis301: Rejecting Christianity is fine.  I hope there is a widespread enough adoption of what appear to me to be heavily individualized/localized religions to contribute to sustaining a widespread culture.


christianity doesn't seem to do well unless its completely and totally in charge of whatever society is hosting it...and historically speaking, christians have always gotten heavily involved in combining their religion with local politics, then using local government to impose their faith on everyone around them.
 
2017-11-09 04:01:42 AM  
I just did a google search, and Miss Ann not only seems to be a franchise, but there seems to be a competing franchise called Miss Star.  There also seem to be a lot of knock offs, like Mrs. Ann and Mrs. Star.  Is name recognition really that important in the psychic game?
 
2017-11-09 04:02:29 AM  

winedrinkingman: Is name recognition really that important in the psychic game?


only to the day trippers.  serious occultists wouldn't be caught dead in those places.
 
2017-11-09 04:02:53 AM  

winedrinkingman: winedrinkingman: Once, when I delivered pizzas, I had an order to one of those "Miss Ann's" psychics that seemed to be set up in little yellow houses, with big giant signs, all over the place.  I get there, and the Russian immigrant lady who lives/works in the little house tells me "wow I wasn't expecting you so soon."  I guess her magic wasn't working that day.

But seriously, every town I have ever lived in has a "Miss Ann" and they always live/work in an identical tiny home with an identical sign out front.  Is it a franchise?  Maybe they don't live there, but this lady had her grandson with her, and the door was open to his little bedroom next door, but maybe she works primarily at night, and he sleeps next door, while grandma takes the money away from the gullible drunk people?

This was like 20 years ago, and the little shop is still there, but I am sure it couldn't be the same old Russian woman.  Maybe the little boy grew up to be Miss Ann, though I doubt it.


Out version of that was the business front for the not-so-secret Southern brothel.
 
2017-11-09 04:03:05 AM  

Weaver95: gnosis301: Rejecting Christianity is fine.  I hope there is a widespread enough adoption of what appear to me to be heavily individualized/localized religions to contribute to sustaining a widespread culture.

christianity doesn't seem to do well unless its completely and totally in charge of whatever society is hosting it...and historically speaking, christians have always gotten heavily involved in combining their religion with local politics, then using local government to impose their faith on everyone around them.


I feel dirty for saying this, but the same could be said of all religions.
 
2017-11-09 04:05:40 AM  
"Meanwhile, more than half of young adults in the U.S. believe astrology is a science."

Well, that sucks.
 
2017-11-09 04:07:54 AM  

Weaver95: seems pretty smart to me.


lol.
 
2017-11-09 04:08:20 AM  

gnosis301: I feel dirty for saying this, but the same could be said of all religions.


there have been examples of it from other faiths before, sure....but with christians, they have consistently shown a pattern of converting powerful members of a targeted society first, then imposing their religion from the top down on people who might otherwise not have been interested in christanity at all.  then they use that control to purge a given culture of anything that might tend to get in the way of consolidating control over said culture.  usually violently.

christianity is unique in that they've consistently tried to destroy other faiths since day one and have never once been able to peacefully coexist with others unless forced to do so by others stronger than them.
 
2017-11-09 04:08:38 AM  
This is new how?

What is old is new to the young.

Droll

/first wrote drool
//glad I googled drool
///droll drool droul he he
 
2017-11-09 04:09:59 AM  

Weaver95: RexTalionis: Hey, fellas, how about not indulging in magical thinking?

which would you prefer - people who's 'magical thinking' tells them to leave others alone and to clean up the environment while being as nice to their neighbors as possible....or people who's 'magical thinking' tells them they have to force everyone around them to convert to their faith, and control as much of other people's lives as humanly possible so that everyone will all go to heaven when they die....?

all i'm saying is that people are always always going to have SOME sort of spiritual beliefs.  If nothing else, try encouraging them to pick a spiritual path that at least teaches people the value of respecting privacy and the importance of diversity and balance in all things.  that way, even if you loathe the thought of spirituality at all, at least people aren't in your face about it anymore and you can go about your bidness without interruption.


False. I have zero spritual beliefs.

No soul, no nothing. Just meat.
 
2017-11-09 04:16:58 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: False. I have zero spritual beliefs.

No soul, no nothing. Just meat.


I don't even know what "spiritual" means.

Seriously: WHAT IS THAT?
 
2017-11-09 04:28:09 AM  

randomjsa: So millennials are morons. Got it.


*shrug*
One religion is moronic as another.


Ishkur: White_Scarf_Syndrome: False. I have zero spritual beliefs.

No soul, no nothing. Just meat.

I don't even know what "spiritual" means.

Seriously: WHAT IS THAT?


It's a concept invented by people who don't understand how brains work, and who attribute their emotions and internal states to some invisible, non-physical phenomenon because they trust their feelings more than objective evidence. That, or because they really really want there to be life after death, and would rather invent a concept to make themselves feel better than to be intellectually honest about it.
 
2017-11-09 04:28:15 AM  
This thread amuses me.
 
2017-11-09 04:28:42 AM  
Because they are stupid.
 
2017-11-09 04:31:05 AM  

grumpfuff: This thread amuses me.


any discussion that makes evangelicals just as offended as the emo atheist brigade is always worth following in my book.
 
2017-11-09 04:31:38 AM  

Kevin72: [img.fark.net image 720x1280]


My mom had one of those in-depth things made for me when she was on an Astrology kick, with all the info from the time I was born.
It was just as vague and full of shiat as your average daily newspaper horoscope.
 
2017-11-09 04:32:24 AM  
well, every generation discovers Zeppelin, and Steve Miller, let em discover the occult same way we did, books, scrolls, and KIng Diamond
 
2017-11-09 04:33:37 AM  

Weaver95: gnosis301: I feel dirty for saying this, but the same could be said of all religions.

there have been examples of it from other faiths before, sure....but with christians, they have consistently shown a pattern of converting powerful members of a targeted society first, then imposing their religion from the top down on people who might otherwise not have been interested in christanity at all.  then they use that control to purge a given culture of anything that might tend to get in the way of consolidating control over said culture.  usually violently.

christianity is unique in that they've consistently tried to destroy other faiths since day one and have never once been able to peacefully coexist with others unless forced to do so by others stronger than them.


That seems to come from their heritage. The Old Testament is full of stories of killing the heretics and any who don't believe the same as you, so the Christians are just following the Hebrew tradition.
 
2017-11-09 04:33:43 AM  

Gawdzila: It's a concept invented by people who don't understand how brains work, and who attribute their emotions and internal states to some invisible, non-physical phenomenon because they trust their feelings more than objective evidence. That, or because they really really want there to be life after death, and would rather invent a concept to make themselves feel better than to be intellectually honest about it.


So in other words it can be more accurately attributed to behavioral psychology, or it's nothing.

/something that is invisible and non-physical is indistinguishable from something that does not exist at all.
 
2017-11-09 04:34:25 AM  

grumpfuff: This thread amuses me.


Getting a kick out of these replies, are you?
 
2017-11-09 04:34:31 AM  

Weaver95: emo atheist brigade


??
I'm unfamiliar with this crowd. What makes them "emo"?
 
2017-11-09 04:36:12 AM  

Gawdzila: Weaver95: emo atheist brigade

??
I'm unfamiliar with this crowd. What makes them "emo"?


White people problems.
 
2017-11-09 04:37:17 AM  

Gawdzila: Weaver95: emo atheist brigade

??
I'm unfamiliar with this crowd. What makes them "emo"?


TFD
 
2017-11-09 04:37:34 AM  

Weaver95: grumpfuff: This thread amuses me.

any discussion that makes evangelicals just as offended as the emo atheist brigade is always worth following in my book.


Emo atheists?
 
2017-11-09 04:38:09 AM  

Weaver95: grumpfuff: This thread amuses me.

any discussion that makes evangelicals just as offended as the emo atheist brigade is always worth following in my book.


Here's my question: do you really beleive that witchcraft is real? Seriously. Do you think you can actually do the magical things your faith claims?
 
2017-11-09 04:39:47 AM  

Gawdzila: Weaver95: emo atheist brigade

??
I'm unfamiliar with this crowd. What makes them "emo"?


oh they're easy to spot.  they're typically part of the younger crowd, and tend to shout 'all religious are the same'.

Ironically enough, baby wiccans and baby christians go thru a similar phase (if different focus).  most either outgrow the idea of atheism completely and go join and/or start their own religions or they STFU and realize its more about agreeing to disagree and getting a beer together than being 'right' all the time.
 
2017-11-09 04:40:10 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Weaver95: RexTalionis: Hey, fellas, how about not indulging in magical thinking?

which would you prefer - people who's 'magical thinking' tells them to leave others alone and to clean up the environment while being as nice to their neighbors as possible....or people who's 'magical thinking' tells them they have to force everyone around them to convert to their faith, and control as much of other people's lives as humanly possible so that everyone will all go to heaven when they die....?

all i'm saying is that people are always always going to have SOME sort of spiritual beliefs.  If nothing else, try encouraging them to pick a spiritual path that at least teaches people the value of respecting privacy and the importance of diversity and balance in all things.  that way, even if you loathe the thought of spirituality at all, at least people aren't in your face about it anymore and you can go about your bidness without interruption.

False. I have zero spritual beliefs.

No soul, no nothing. Just meat.


Bacon can be a spiritual experience...
 
2017-11-09 04:40:16 AM  

Gawdzila: Weaver95: emo atheist brigade

??
I'm unfamiliar with this crowd. What makes them "emo"?


The black lipstick and the torn fishnet stockings. And the heroin. Lots and lots of heroin.
 
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