From California comes Webb v. California Dept. of Corrections that was recently (December 23rd) dismissed with leave to amend. The plaintiff, one Jack Webb, alleged that his rights were infringed in numerous ways and on various occasions, including (but not limited to) being denied time and facilities to worship (indoors and outdoors), books relating to Asatru… Continue reading Asatru Prisoner News: Webb v. California Dept. of Corrections
There’s a new sign on the Crow Indian Reservation along I-90 in Montana. Back in March of 2013, the Crow government (an independent Amerindian nation) passed a resolution proclaiming that “Jesus Christ is the Lord on the Crow Indian Reservation.” In that resolution, they acknowledged that Christianity was a foreign religion imported by missionaries during… Continue reading Crow government brags about rejecting its ancestral folkway
I have been plagued by doubts about the existence of the gods since I first came to Asatru in 1989. When these doubts overwhelmed me, I would walk away from Heathenry, slap a Darwin fish on my car, and proudly bear the label of Atheist. But always, invariably, I would come back. I’m not going… Continue reading It’s okay to doubt
From California comes Pickering v. California Dept. of Corrections that was recently (Dec 18) dismissed. The plaintiff had said that his religious rights were denied regarding a wide variety of issues from access to the prison chapel to access to religious books to oils to access to outdoor worship space, dating back to 2008. The… Continue reading Asatru Prisoner News: Pickering v. California Dept. of Corrections
Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful Yuletide on this night before the Solstice. Apologies for my long absence… there’s a tale to tell about that.