On Halloween a group of campus atheists tried to put our Gods and Goddesses in a graveyard.
Throughout the ensuing discussion in the overlapping pagan and polytheist communities the issue of free speech was repeatedly brought up.
The thing about free speech is that it goes both ways.
However there’s no point trying to dialogue with people like that; they’ve already made up their minds.
And isn’t everyone just a little tired of this constant communal bickering?
Instead let’s use our words to praise and celebrate the Holy Powers maligned by these rebellious children.
On Wednesday, January 1st 2014 at 10:00 PM EST Wyrd Ways Radio will conduct a community ritual live on air to help balance this affront.
Members of House Sankofa will make offerings in atonement to the 200 Deities collectively, and then a second round of offerings will be made for the restoration of the worship of all Gods everywhere. Then we will begin reading prayers and poetry to the Deities whose names were used in this crass publicity stunt. Each piece will be something contributed by a member of the community and we will also open the phone-lines in case anyone would like to call and read their own work.
Not only is this the right thing to do but it’s a chance for us to come together in peace to honor our Gods and Goddesses.
Shouldn’t that be how we start this new year?
If you would like your work to be read as part of the ritual, send it to email@example.com before showtime.