Blog changes

In an effort to get this blog back on track I have simplified it, deleted some of the attached one-topic blogs
and focused on Sabbats and Esbats, which was the original intent.
Other writings will be in 'stumbling upon the path of the goddess'
and the Borrowed Book of Charms is still active.
Links in the right hand column.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I like Blogger

Blogger has a spam detector which I have never bothered to look into.  I figured it is just easier to moderate comments, or delete the occasional sales pitch instead of trying to figure out the spam feature.
I just got a message from Blogger that they have activated the spam detector for this blog.  I have quite a few blogs, only this one now has a spam filter.
It coincides with a long rambling message from some busy body Christian wingnut who wanted to explain to me that I was consorting with the devil by practicing this "idolatry."  He would, of course, be willing to show me the way to salvation.   I left the message up - it's on the latest New Moon post.  I don't want anyone to start a food-fight, it is just a good reminder that in many minds, freedom of religion means pick your favorite variety of Christianity.  
I had to smile over Blogger taking the initiative to turn on the spam blocker for me.  Apparently THEIR spam identifier includes this type of message.
Thank you Blogger.


  1. I didn't even realize Blogger has a spam detector. I'll have to check it out.

  2. Much more fun without! Where would we be without variety in religions?

  3. If the gentleman's mind was seething with thoughts about the Devil, then that's where the Devil resides - in his head.

    Perhaps you should have pointed him in the direction of someone who could perform an exorcism.

  4. I didn't know there was a spam filter either. It would have been very handy on my old blog.
    Isn't it funny that although we are religious tolerant very many Christians aren't. It's a shame really as the world would be a far better place if there was more tolerance.

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  5. Hi Celestite,
    I found your blog a few days ago and have been sepending some time reading your blogs - I think they're wonderful!

    I felt compelled to comment on one... but it wouldn't let me so I thought I would do it here.
    It's in response to a post on your Seeker blog. Help me out with this reading.

    You were confused about the 10 of Swords. I have a different interpretation to those that were discussed, and since it was so long ago, you'd be in a position now to see if it's accurate.

    My interpretation is that the 10 of swords did represent a completion - an end. But only of your illusions of where you were headed.
    With regards to your future - I bet where you were going provided lots of chances to develop your strengths, and when you got to where you thought you might be heading, you found actually you weren't choosing to take that path after all (that goal was 'dead'). So that period of time gave you strengths and new skills, not for the original goal, but for another you discovered along the way.
    It's been a while since you wrote that post - I wonder if any of this aligns with what happened?

  6. Cwm, that is very interesting. There were several 'endings' right after that. At that time I had been taking care of my mother during her chemo treatments. She was finished and feeling better fast in June and I was working on starting a life coaching business. My mother's cancer came back overwhelmingly in July/August and I quit working on the business. After she died in December I went back to working in PR, which I had been doing before she got sick. This time I am self employed, partly because I have been studying the business while I was not working in it.
    So several changes of direction.
    That was very interesting.

  7. Celestite, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. My mother and mother in law were both diagnosed with the same late last year - so far so good with recovery, but I understand how difficult a time it is for a family.
    I hope the new directions you've taken are working out. Might be time for a new reading!

  8. lol well maybe we got the same wingnut ☺ people can be wingnuts be they poagan or christian but I got a Christian one send me a whole page of bible verses the other day in my email . I mean a huge page ! They of course didn't sign thier name to this page of bible verses . They sent it in responce to my not christian , not pagan enough post .
    well if they truely knew how stuff like that makes people back off and often move as far away from Jesus as possible . plus who in their right mind is going to read a whoile list of bible verses all at once !

  9. wow... People like that make me embarrassed to be christian. It makes me sick that they would spam you guys like that.

  10. I ♥ people like this. I also ♥ the fact that it is laughed off instead of doing what they do. Awesome post, awesome blog. Thank you.

  11. I was not aware blogger had a spam detector. I guess those christians mean well, but I find them downright annoying. I say 'to each his own, live and let live'



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