Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," on or around our sixth anniversary! What began in 2005 as a peevish Pagan rant against anything and everything has become .... um .... okay, so evolution doesn't happen so quickly! Give me another ten million years, and I'll be the picture of calmness and sanity.
It's tempting to look back and re-live all the highlights, but oh crap. They are few, and the list of posts is loooooong. Onward and upward, I say.
May 5 has been designated the National Day of Prayer, again. I'm not sure whether the sitting president has issued some sort of decree, but I guess he probably will. Seems like he's for sale in every other area, so he's probably going to overlook the First Amendment as well.
So, once again on May 5, 2011, we'll have a big display of pastors, rabbis, and Imams praying for a nation founded on the premise that government should be unaffiliated with any and every faith path.
Do you believe in prayer? I sure do! Not a night goes by that I don't spend a few reflective moments with some deserving bored deity or another. If you haven't tried communing with a Higher Power who hasn't gotten a shred of attention in 2000 years, you really ought to. It's sort of a situation where you ask not what the god can do for you, but what you can do for the god.
We at "The Gods Are Bored" plan to find out where and when Snobville's observance of National Day of Prayer will occur. We will go there in all our numbers (that being one) and call Peace from the Quarters. It's a day of prayer. So who is choosing the recipient of the prayers? We Pagans have a Constitutional guarantee that we, too, can pray for the great, grand US of A.
We at "The Gods Are Bored" encourage fellow Pagans to get out the prayer! Take your circle, your coven, your blot, your local Pastafarians, find out where and when, and go to the local event.
Let's use this fabulous National Day of Prayer as a platform from which to proclaim that we, too, Pagans all, have our very own deities, rituals, and practices that are valid and affirming.
Honestly, does Yahweh need more press? No, but a little ink dedicated to Mannanan Mac Lir might be nice.
More on this in the future. Thank you for reading "The Gods Are Bored." I love what I do here. I've met so many fascinating Ancient Ones!
THE MERLIN OF BERKELEY SPRINGS