Tuesday, February 12, 2008

News Roundup and Some History

Did you know that in the 1600s a group of New Yorkers (then New Amsterdam) stood up for religious freedom?
http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/Columns/articles.asp?articleID=10382

Sometimes it’s a little scary to see who speaks for us… Jonathon Sharkey, of the Vampyrs, Witches and Pagans party is running for President. Among others
http://cornellsun.com/node/27652

A Las Vegas High School student was recently kicked out of class for refusing to stand for the Pledge of Allegience. Go boy. How does this relate to us? He’s from a Wiccan family. I’m not sure why that part was relevant to the story, but it was reported so it ends up here.
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/183418,student-booted-for-not-standing-in-class.html

Check out this true crime murder mystery from the UK http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2008/02/10/2008-02-10_the_black_dog_murder_mystery.html but don’t get offended. Remember that witchcraft elsewhere, and in different times, is not what witchcraft is in modern America.
And we end today’s session with more history. Archaeologists in the UK believe they have found the first evidence of Druids. Until now, we’ve relied mainly on anectotal evidence from their conquerors and folkloric evidence. This is cool stuff
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/02/11/druid-grave.html