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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?

 Reponses:   There are 52 responses posted to this question. Reverse Sort 

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

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

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

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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."

I Apologize For The Double Post, But I Justthought Of A Good... Jun 1st. at 2:51:52 pm EDT

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

I apologize for the double post, but I justthought of a good one.

"If it's good Christian love, why do you hate everyone?"

"Preach Peace and Love, avoid another Burning Time!"

There Is An Exhaustive List Of Slogans That I Absolutely Love; These... Jun 1st. at 7:48:14 pm EDT

Nelli (Carmel Valley, California US) Age: 24 - Email

There is an exhaustive list of slogans that I absolutely love; these are some of the ones I could think of right off hand:

* Dog is my copilot (this one's particularly suited to anyone with canine children/friends/familiars)

* Jesus loves you - everyone else thinks you're an asshole

* Out of body; back in 5 minutes

* Be your own God/dess

* Invest in your a politician

* Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?

* Did you ever stop to think...and forget to start again?

And then there's my absolute favorite, the darwin fish.
My favorite of all the phrases posted so far: It's your hell, YOU burn in it!
Have fun, all...

Ladies Sewing Circle And Terrorist Society (i Don't Know Who Gets The... Jun 1st. at 8:48:08 pm EDT

Amethyst (Staunton, Virginia US) Age: 53

Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society (I don't know who gets the credit for this one)

To Error Is To Be Human, To Realy Screw Up You Need... Jun 2nd. at 2:35:54 am EDT

raven (here in, Minnesota US) Age: 21 - Email

*To error is to be human, To realy screw up you need a computer
*Even though a rose can never be a tree, a prick from it's thorns will make anyone bleed. (the smallest man can make the biggest differance)
*There are no real problems, only real solutions.
*POOF!! You're a newt.

Okies, Lesse...... "a True Friends Stabs You In The Front." --oscar Wilde... Jun 2nd. at 2:03:00 pm EDT

Raven Oakwood (Marystown, Newfoundland CA) Age: 15 - Email

Okies, lesse......

"A true friends stabs you in the front." --Oscar Wilde

"Tsk, tsk. God says love everyone. Looks like SOMEBODY'S going to Hell!!!"

"If idiots could fly, this place would be an airport."

"Excuse me, but when was the last time I tacked one of YOU on a post and flamed 'em!?"

"I'm weird AND gifted!"

"I'm from Canada. Yes, we do have running water."

The last one is something I have to say to every American I meet on the Net! :)

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