the long-winded notarius

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
What are some Jewish/Christian/Catholic holidays that DO have pagan origins?
my-name-is-notarikon my-name-is-notarikon Said:

christowitch:

All Hallows Eve..

The Original was Samhain and in response to the pagans festivals the Christians became superstitious and would carve and light gourds or squash in the windows to ward off demons and evil spirits and then on that night they would leave out treats to appease the spirits that crossed over ( Samhain being a time of a thin veil between worlds)

Also they would dress up like the the creatures they thought would be out on that night so that they would be able to walk among the creatures with out being seen.

And thats how a Holiday of Pagan Origin got Christian Traditions and is often celebrated as Samhain AND Halloween by both Christians and Pagans.

Possibly. Not all scholars believe that Halloween resulted from absorbing the Celctic Samhain. Others believe it arose completely separately.

When the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead thin, then it doesn’t matter where you are, you’re going to notice.

It’s just like Easter - Jewish people were allowed to notice & honour Spring too - it wasn’t an exclusive event to other People. In fact, the Bible tells them too.

Look up Hallowtide, it’s actually a three part event - All Hallow’s Eve, Hallowmas and All Soul’s Day. What are the Pagan and/or Celtic equivalents of the other two days?

out-in-the-open:

I want him to turn on Metatron. Not necessarily to help the boys but just because he can. 

He’ll turn on Metatron for one simple reason - he’s sided with Humans since the beginning of time. Screwing Metatron over will just be the icing on the cake.

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evaxmarie:

christowitch:

shadowmirror122:

Christian coworkers mocking an atheist for celebrating Easter. It’s a fucking Pagan holiday to begin with!
I have to keep my mouth closed now.

It’s not pagan. They.shouldn’t be mocking anyone. That’s rude. but Easter is the celebration…

The Jewish Calendar was lunisolar (months were based on lunar months, but the year was a solar year) - and as such, they used a leap *month* to adjust every to keep seasons in check.

The necessity of this leap month was evaluated every year, and the primary factor that overrode all others was the SPRING EQUINOX, because in the Bible, it states: “Guard the month of spring, and make [then] the Passover offering.” (Deuteronomy 16:1)

Pagan holiday? No. Nope. Never.

christowitch:

thewildway:

Am I a tree witch? Plantwitch. A chlorowitch? Anyone have clever name  ideas?

Biowitch, florawitch, photosynthewitch.

Hurstwitch

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volatile-duchess:

lawnegbert:

you have to drag it a bit past the line until its off the post and  the cursor gets sucked into the fucking shadow realm

WHAT THE FUCK

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"If we’re destroying our trees and destroying our environment and hurting animals and hurting one another and all that stuff—there’s got to be a very powerful energy to fight that.
I think we need more love in the world.
We need more kindness, more compassion, more joy, more laughter.
I definitely want to contribute to that.”

Ellen DeGeneres

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danteogodofsoup:

golgathor:

cokekitty:


This is pretty serious stuff. Bayer might be about to overturn the EC’s decision to ban the pesticides implicated in killing off the bees! If they win this case, it could be truly disastrous for both the bees and our own future. Please share, and please see the SumOfUs link (no affiliation) to make a donation to help the campaign to save the bees.
Early in 2013, the European Food Safety Authority stated that three specific neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam) pose an acute risk to honeybees, and the European Commission proposed a two-year ban on them.
This is due to go into effect on Dec 1st – and the ban was introduced because of mounting scientific evidence that these insecticides, produced by Syngenta and Bayer, have been the agents responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder – a major problem threatening both the bees and the safety of our own food supply!
However in a horrifying twist, and despite huge public opposition, Syngenta and Bayer are now suing the European Commission over their “right” to continue to produce the pesticides which have been implicated in the massive die-off of millions of bees. Yes, their “right”. Because as we know, corporations’ sole agenda is to make money. They cannot let a trivial thing like nature get in their way.
These insecticides continue to be produced and used on a vast scale in the USA and in other countries and are huge moneymakers for the chemical corporations…
[x]

This threw up a few red flags when some of the links led to wiki pages but I looked up the lawsuit and it seems to be legit. Bayer is trying to lift the ban on pesticides that have been linked to the death of millions of bees in Europe. This is, unquestionably, terrible enough on its own, because bees are amazing little insects and deserve all our love, but if all the bees in the world go extinct, human life as we know it will change drastically. Produce will virtually cease to exist. That is a big freaking deal.
In addition to the donation page listed above, SumOfUs also has a petition going around that is still in need of signatures to help stop this. And it needs to be stopped. We cannot risk losing any more bees.
Bees get a pretty bad rap, but honestly? The scary, stingy things you’re afraid of? Most likely wasps. Bees, particularly honeybees and bumblebees, are just these fluffy little cuddle balls that fly around and pollinate stuff. They won’t sting you unless you’re a direct threat to them, because if they sting you, they’ll die. Don’t be scared of bees. Be scared for bees.
I’ve done as much looking around as I can because I know Tumblr is a cesspool of misinformation, and this looks as legit as it gets. Please tell people, sign the petition, and donate if you can.
And in the meantime, if you’re a gardner, please try to encourage bees to come to your garden. You can use the tips listed here. There’s also some information about different kinds of bees you might run into, in case you’d like to learn more about bees and why they’re wonderful.
Thanks for reading, guys. Please share this.

REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT, REALLY REALLY FUCJING IMPORTANT

oh boy we’re all gonna’ die

tldr; Sign the petition @ http://action.sumofus.org/a/bayer-bees-lawsuit/

danteogodofsoup:

golgathor:

cokekitty:

This is pretty serious stuff. Bayer might be about to overturn the EC’s decision to ban the pesticides implicated in killing off the bees! If they win this case, it could be truly disastrous for both the bees and our own future. Please share, and please see the SumOfUs link (no affiliation) to make a donation to help the campaign to save the bees.

Early in 2013, the European Food Safety Authority stated that three specific neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam) pose an acute risk to honeybees, and the European Commission proposed a two-year ban on them.

This is due to go into effect on Dec 1st – and the ban was introduced because of mounting scientific evidence that these insecticides, produced by Syngenta and Bayer, have been the agents responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder – a major problem threatening both the bees and the safety of our own food supply!

However in a horrifying twist, and despite huge public opposition, Syngenta and Bayer are now suing the European Commission over their “right” to continue to produce the pesticides which have been implicated in the massive die-off of millions of bees. Yes, their “right”. Because as we know, corporations’ sole agenda is to make money. They cannot let a trivial thing like nature get in their way.

These insecticides continue to be produced and used on a vast scale in the USA and in other countries and are huge moneymakers for the chemical corporations…

[x]

This threw up a few red flags when some of the links led to wiki pages but I looked up the lawsuit and it seems to be legit. Bayer is trying to lift the ban on pesticides that have been linked to the death of millions of bees in Europe. This is, unquestionably, terrible enough on its own, because bees are amazing little insects and deserve all our love, but if all the bees in the world go extinct, human life as we know it will change drastically. Produce will virtually cease to exist. That is a big freaking deal.

In addition to the donation page listed above, SumOfUs also has a petition going around that is still in need of signatures to help stop this. And it needs to be stopped. We cannot risk losing any more bees.

Bees get a pretty bad rap, but honestly? The scary, stingy things you’re afraid of? Most likely wasps. Bees, particularly honeybees and bumblebees, are just these fluffy little cuddle balls that fly around and pollinate stuff. They won’t sting you unless you’re a direct threat to them, because if they sting you, they’ll die. Don’t be scared of bees. Be scared for bees.

I’ve done as much looking around as I can because I know Tumblr is a cesspool of misinformation, and this looks as legit as it gets. Please tell people, sign the petition, and donate if you can.

And in the meantime, if you’re a gardner, please try to encourage bees to come to your garden. You can use the tips listed here. There’s also some information about different kinds of bees you might run into, in case you’d like to learn more about bees and why they’re wonderful.

Thanks for reading, guys. Please share this.

REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT, REALLY REALLY FUCJING IMPORTANT

oh boy we’re all gonna’ die

tldr; Sign the petition @ http://action.sumofus.org/a/bayer-bees-lawsuit/

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pomegranateandivy:

beewitch:

Ask me anything you’re curious about! Nothing goes unanswered! :D

But to make this even MORE fun, you can also anonymously send me a TMI fact about you and I will post it! :D

TMI Tuesday is in full swing!

Sure, why not?