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Question of the Week: 43 - 5/28/2001

What's On Your Balloon?

We've all seen the bumper stickers and pins: 'Question Authority' or 'Hate is NOT a Family Value' or 'It's Been Lovely, But I Really Have To Scream Now'. Suppose every morning when you got up, there was a big bunch of slogan-balloons there that you had to give away during the day. What would YOUR balloons say and who would you give them to-- and why? (Sure hope some of those balloons make it over to a few of the political circus performers out there!) Wren (self-confessed ex-hippie chick and 70's put-the-daisy-in-the-gun-barrel-political activist) thinks this might be a good real-time idea to consider at protest rallies or to exchange at Pagan Pride events. Would YOU be gutsy enough to actually do something like this?

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My Balloon Would Say & I Do Say To All The Well Meaning... May 30th. at 11:39:00 am UTC

shell (somewhere, Michigan US) Age: 30 - Email


My Balloon would say & I DO say to all the well meaning KNOW IT ALLS!!! is simply-----WHAT EVER!!!


These Aren't Really Balloons Or Bumper Stickers. But, They're Quotes That I... May 30th. at 1:56:49 pm UTC

Faol Geimred (Waco, Texas US) Age: 31 - Email


These aren't really balloons or bumper stickers. But, they're quotes that I have on my office door to keep my students thinking (hopefully).

"We have enough youth, how about a Fountain of Smart?"

"Esteemed friend...so outstanding in both intellect and power, aren't you ashamed to care so much to make all the money you can, and to advance your reputation and prestige-while for truth and wisdom and the improvement of your soul, you have no care or worry?" - Socrates

"The universe is packed by weight, not volume. Some shifting of contents may have occurred during shipping."

"Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak."

"I get enough exercise just pushing my luck."

"Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately, it kills all of its students."

"Some see the glass as half-empty, some see the glass as half-full, I see the glass as too big." - George Carlin

"Live each day as if it were you're last. One day you'll be right."

"To say that a human being is nothing more but molecules and atoms is like saying a Shakespeare play is nothing but words and letters." - Carl Sagan

"Those who dance are considered insane by those who can't hear the music." - George Carlin

"Pride is what we have. Vanity is what others have."


The Bubble Floating Above Thine Head Says "god Please Protect Me From... May 30th. at 2:36:21 pm UTC

Adalard Felan (Milan, Michigan US) Age: 17 - Email


the bubble floating above thine head says "god please protect me from your followers"


I Have Taken It As My Mission In Life To Spread Levity... May 30th. at 5:13:39 pm UTC

Maura (San Francisco, California US) Age: 24 - Email


I have taken it as my mission in life to spread levity and to get people to take themselves (and me) just a little less seriously. To that end...

*You're just jealous because the voices talk to me

*Doing my part to piss of the religious right

*God is coming and boy is she pissed!

*My karma ran over my dogma

*Isis! Isis! Ra Ra Ra!

*Born just fine the first time, thank you.

*Honk if you love peace and quiet


Some Ideas For Baloons, Pins, Bumperstickers, Or Whatever: "to Be Always In... May 30th. at 6:57:40 pm UTC

Raven OakenWing (Akron, Ohio US) Age: 16 - Email


Some ideas for baloons, pins, bumperstickers, or whatever:

"To be always in sunshine, you need only walk along rather slowly." - The Little Prince
"If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." - The Hobbit
"Rather than love, than money, than fame; give me truth." - Walden
"Beware when the Great God lets loose a thinker on the wolrd" - Emmerson
"The problems we face cannot be solved by the minds that created them." - Einstein

And then on the more aggressive side:
"How dare you assume I'm Christian!"
"God, protect me from Your followers."
"If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention."
"Where are we going, and why am I in this hand basket?"
"Proudly doing my part to piss off the religious right."
"Don't pray in my school and I won't think in your church."


Hey, My Two Are Pretty Cool, 1. "why Do People With Closed... May 30th. at 11:36:55 pm UTC

Hydra (Stratford, Connecticut US) Age: 21 - Email


Hey, My two are pretty cool,
1. "Why do people with closed minds
always open their mouths"
2. "Not all who wander are lost"-J.R.R. Tolkien
plus I have a couple of pentacles that are pretty
cool too.

Blessings to all
MagickHydra


My Slogan Would Be, "who Can Say That Another's Heartsong Is Wrong... May 31st. at 10:58:03 am UTC

Eeluna (smalltown, West Virginia US) Age: 41 - Email


My slogan would be, "Who can say that another's Heartsong is wrong?" For me, this exemplifies the fact that no one can dictate anyone else's personal spirituality.


Sad But True: "men Never Do Evil So Completely And Cheerfully As... May 31st. at 12:56:43 pm UTC

Saturn (Boca Raton, Florida US) Age: 18 - Email


Sad but true:

"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when from religious conviction." -Blaise Pascal


Just Say No - To Sex With Pro-lifers!" "it's A Pagan Thing - You... May 31st. at 1:04:32 pm UTC

Aedh Rua (Prophetstown, Illinois US) Age: 35 - Email


"Just say no - to sex with pro-lifers!"
"It's a Pagan thing - you wouldn't understand".

But my real balloon is a flag -- the Pagan flag. What, you've never heard of the Pagan flag? That's cuz we didn't have one, until now. Every movement needs a flag, though. The Xians have one. The Americans have one. Most Native american nations have 'em too. Even the Anarchists have one, though it is basically an unmarked black banner.

Anyway, I think we need a flag, to show our essential unity as a movement, and as a people. Like it or not, we are a people, now, and our fates are intertwined. Obviously a flag is not a big deal, but still, we, of all peoples in the world, know that symbols matter.

So, what does it look like? Very simple, actually. A gold pentacle in a gold circle on a green field, the whole surrounded by a gold fringe. The pentacle should be the proper kind, the "three dimensional" kind.

Now, imagine ten or twenty of them at your next Pagan Pride event. Green and gold are great colors for fertility and wealth, and the flag should inspire, well, pride in Pagans who see them, and curiosity in onlookers.

After all, what else is a flag for?


My Balloon/bumper Sticker Would Say: "teach Religious Tolerance" Or "give Your... May 31st. at 2:40:19 pm UTC

Sabine Moonsinger (New York, New York US) Age: 36


My balloon/bumper sticker would say: "Teach Religious Tolerance" or "Give Your Kids a Gift for a Lifetime: Teach Religious Tolerance"...

I'd give them to everyone I came across--from the urban dweller to the small town farmer.


My Balloon Would Say: "god Told Me To - And The Devil Made... May 31st. at 5:39:11 pm UTC

Anette (Gavle, Sweden) Age: 39 - Email


My balloon would say:

"God told me to - and the Devil made me do it!"

The only people I would give them to would be the ones who laugh when they read it.


Yes, I Would Make Some Bumber Stickers. I Believe That The Following... Jun 1st. at 2:22:21 pm UTC

Elibdis D. Dragonmoon (Taylorville, Illinois US) Age: 16 - Email


Yes, I would make some bumber stickers. I believe that the following ones would be the most popular:

"Satan who?"

"We are all One Tribe under One Sun."

"What Devil? Where?"

"I don't read my Sacred Texts to you, so don't read your Bible to me."


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