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Summer is a'cumin in

Tomorrow our kindred is celebrating Ostara. It's raining a lot here, so we're going to have to go indoors. Birgit, Liz, Sandy and I met at Sandy's to dye eggs, and I daresay we got a lot of creativity going. With Paas egg dye, crayons and wax, we did some simple colour jobs and some elaborate pictures with nature scenes, birds and trees. I did a yellow Charlie Brown egg, a red egg for Steve with a white cross (for Denmark) and a sowilo rune on one side, an egg with the sun on it and an egg that is blue on top, yellow on the bottom. Sandy had good quality sandwich fixings and I brought Midas Touch.

I also have a bottle of mead for celebrating the equinox on the actual day it occurs.

I finished a book. I saw an interview with Penn Jilette on Reason Magazine's website. He did a book called "God, No!" about both his atheism and his libertarianism. I quite enjoyed it even if he did ramble a lot and I skipped one chapter which was the description of him and a girlfriend having sex while scuba diving. I don't need that image in my head, kthx.

While I am still metaphysical, Penn is a hard "science only" atheist. However he comes to one of the same conclusions I did, which is "Since there is no God, we have to fulfill that need in other people." He doesn't need God to love him; he has his wife and kids and friends. When told "One out of every seven people is hungry," he responds, "Then there are six people out there to help him." Penn believes that people are inherently good and given the chance to help others, they will. I'm not so sure of that, but it's my husband's feeling about humanity as well.

This wasn't a long read, and it's funny and vulgar and I'm glad I paid for it.

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bork
Mar. 18th, 2012 06:17 am (UTC)
Happy Ostara!
kitten_goddess
Mar. 18th, 2012 03:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the quote from Penn Jilette!

Happy Ostara!
theidolhands
Mar. 18th, 2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
If one more person tries to impress me with vulgarity, I may just have to...yawn.

Where is this evidence that humans are inherently good? Oh, I kno, probably buried in that chapter about another over-used modern trend -- underwater porn. lol.
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