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"Wiccan symbol OK for soldiers' graves"

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Apr. 23rd, 2007 | 04:55 pm
posted by: urbandelirium in pagan_articles

http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/04/23/wiccan.grave.ap/index.html

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ennui is for suckers

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from: t3dy
date: Apr. 25th, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
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good causes need symbols (and heroes make great symbols--inscribed in the social flesh of the polis). nothing "american" about that. (though the world has reasons to laugh at our cult of celebrity, a different matter) war heroes get appropriated. nothing new about that, nothing intrinsically disrespectful about it (of course, there are limits). if we get ticked off about the sick assholes that say things like that about Matthew Sheppard, we should be upset for a different reason (righteously indignant, in fact)

it was a terrible injustice that anybody of any religion couldn't bury their dead in a country that not only prizes freedom, but also feels justified when it pushes freedom on other natures because of the alleged intrinsic goodness of freedom. our soldiers died in a cause they felt was responding to a similar outrage, so it's especially fucked up that we don't treat our own war dead with respect (until now, for the minority of neopagans that identify as wiccan at least).

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