Just to clarify for those whom are unaware, there is a strong movement in the Independent Sacramental Movement to achieve a more accurate and universal Liturgical Calendar.
One of the consensuses among the Bishops and other clergy involved in this process, is to restore the beginning of the Church Year to the Solemnity of All Saints (it is also the Pagan New Year or Sabbath of Samhain) and to restore the understanding behind the 3 Days (from Oct 31-Nov 2nd) of the whole Mystical Body and Bride Of Christ (militant, suffering and triumphant, (as clarified by Apostolic Patriarch Pius XII of Rome), which is the fullness of the Communion of Saints in personal prayer, liturgical life, and celebration of the Sacraments. I hope that at least helps explain the basic idea.
If you know anything about this blog brace yourself for sacrilege in its finest form. People wonder why Christians get such a bad wrap when they get a bur up their ass or their undies in a twist. This should give us all a strong pause as we celebrated another joint holy day with our Pagan brothers and sisters.
People complain when I say "the Holy Spirit squirreled Jesus up into the Virgin Mary's womb". Who knew Spook could do enemas as well? I hope she didnt hit her face to hard when she "fell out under the Holy Ghost"!
.... It doesnt end there, some Christian fundie went ballistic at a local coffee shop and tried to exorcise some more demons out of a Mexican teenager and threatened him to go back to Mexico.....lol. (Source)
Lastly as the Young Turks pointe out, What part of Thou Shalt Not did Christians forget the part about not worshiping the golden calf when praying for God to restore or take over our economy... just watch it is hillarious.... The better question to ask is which Jewish or Christian banking mogul thought it was a good idea to put a metalic Pagan Deity idol in front of the Stock Exchange? Maybe the one who realized that this Country is in fact not a Christian nation.
When the people became aware of Moses' delay in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said to him, "Come, make us a god who will be our leader; as for the man Moses who brought us out of the land of Egypt, we do not know what has happened to him." Aaron replied, "Have your wives and sons and daughters take off the golden earrings they are wearing, and bring them to me."
(NOTE: Even under Jewish law an earing or amulet, similar to the ones Bajorans wear on ST: DS9 was a sign of permenant ownership by or grafting into a family unit. So in fact the symbolism of breaking the bonds of slavery is true the issue was who was getting the credit for doing so by Aaron, the High Priest)
So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron, who accepted their offering, and fashioning this gold with a graving tool, made a molten calf. Then they cried out, "This is your God, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt."
On seeing this, Aaron built an altar before the calf and proclaimed, "Tomorrow is a feast of the LORD." Early the next day the people offered holocausts and brought peace offerings. Then they sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to revel.
With that, the LORD said to Moses, "Go down at once to your people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt, for they have become depraved. They have soon turned aside from the way I pointed out to them, making for themselves a molten calf and worshiping it, sacrificing to it and crying out, 'This is your God, O Israel, who brought you out of the land of Egypt!' I see how stiff-necked this people is," continued the LORD to Moses. "Let me alone, then, that my wrath may blaze up against them to consume them. Then I will make of you a great nation."
But Moses implored the LORD, his God, saying, "Why, O LORD, should your wrath blaze up against your own people, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with such great power and with so strong a hand? Why should the Egyptians say, 'With evil intent he brought them out, that he might kill them in the mountains and exterminate them from the face of the earth'? Let your blazing wrath die down; relent in punishing your people. Remember your servants Abraham, Isaac and Israel, and how you swore to them by your own self, saying, 'I will make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky; and all this land that I promised, I will give your descendants as their perpetual heritage.'"
So the LORD relented in the punishment he had threatened to inflict on his people.
Book of Exodus 32:1-15 New American Bible courtesy of the USCCB
Since I know that, Zachary Denver (You Tube), would say something similar, I am in good company. The moral of the story is not about molding gold and silver into an idol and building an altar and offering up holocausts; but that, if you blow enough smoke up Gods ass, He wont smite you down for failing to give Him proper credit for breaking you free and leaving you stranded for a really long ass time in a camels litter box.
Talk about convenient interpretations, crazy Christians I tell you. Its okay for them to worship a golden bull, but for me to love other men, I'm the one they call a heathen/heretic. Who forgot to devour the Word of God today? Not me I celebrated two Divine Liturgies. I hope you all had an awesome Samhain, All Saints, and All Souls Day tomorrow!
Blessings Along The Journey.