Safe brunning of struff! (See, phawkwood? I do my part.)
May the old holiday serve as a reminder that one need not drink Liberty Onion Soup (doubleplusgood!merikathink experienced by bktheirregular) to be a patriot, nor celebrate Loyalty Day (reported by azurelunatic and here, me here, and thanatos_kalos here) to be a good American, nor... um... observe May Day to be a goond Durty Commie.
Did I miss anyone? :-D
I'm reminded of that old lao3 fu1 zi3 strip where the main character, an ne'er-do-well Everyman called Lao Fuzi, is seen in the first four panels burning incense to his ancestors, then praying at the shrine of the Buddha, in a Christian chapel, and at an Islamic mosque. Finally he dies and his spirit ascends into heaven. In the last panel, four divine arms reach out and each grab one of his limbs and starts pulling. The expression on his face his one of mingled surprise and alarm. I always thought that one was rather clever and will recommend the last panel as an icon or other graphic for convert_me.
On sub-creation: Now, seeing as it's Beltane, I thought I would conduct a May poll (/me 25p):
How does your belief system of choice (especially the creation tradition of your religion, if any) address the issue of sub-creation? Are created higher Powers (archangels, Valar, a pantheon of lesser gods) responsible for the enactment of the universe in deference to the Supreme Creator, Creatrix, or Creators? Please post here or in convert_me, as I plan to do when I've learned more from you all.
Baaaaaaaa... LJ memesheepdom time:
The 23rd post meme, from many people:
1. Go into your LJ's archives.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions
23rd post: Fri 21 Mar 2003
5th sentence: Ala is the first TEUNC whom I've managed to pull into the LJ Continuum, though you may have noticed teuncy comments from some of the rest.
From borgseawolf (who else?):