I’m still recovering from Kobus Jonker’s presentation on satanism this morning. You know those times where you know that something is amiss, but everyone around you, and the speaker especially, seems to be so sure of what they are saying… well, that was something of what I experienced. Jonker’s extreme reaction towards wiccans and neo-pagans, of which I have the minimum knowledge, but I did meet some way back when the Spirtual Have for Independent Thinkers group on facebook was still running, kind of left me uncomfortable. The way in which he talked about these witches telling him that they are absolutely against the violence committed in the name of satanism, and how he then proudly told us how he just still held that they are wrong and evil, and locked them up for public nudity or whatever, even though some of them helped their unit at times.

And then Steve sent out a mail about this blog post, and told about the forum for interreligious dialogue they created, and the co-moderater is… a wiccan! I wonder who is letting the kingdom come, Jonker with his forcefull approach, or Steve who rather choose dialogue? I appreciate it when Jonker is busy to stop the evil of violence and crime in this country, but I don’t think I appreciate it when he is so fast to label as evil those who fight against the evil of violence and rape with us.


20somethings and God

August 23, 2008

Pastor Phil Wyman, who you’ll find at the end of all the synchroblogs I’ve posted, was mentioned in Relevant Magazine, check it out, it’s a brilliant article:

Pastor Phil Wyman directs The Gathering, a Salem, Mass., church operating in the heart of a town made famous for witchcraft. He compliments the Neo-pagan community in Salem for the focus they place on every person as a creative individual. “I know many Christians who have not left the faith, but left their former church experience in search of something deeper,” he says. “They were in search of deeper relationships, deeper service to the community and the world, or a deeper sense of wonder.”

Phil once blogged about you the neo-pagan community used there building for some event, and he did their sound for the evening.