In a statement, the Satanic Temple said that it will use the Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision to exempt its believers from state-mandated informed consent laws that require women considering abortions to read pro-life material.
Informed consent or “right to know” laws state that women seeking elective abortions be provided with information about alternatives to the procedure, often couched in language that attempts to personify the fetus. According to the Guttmacher Institute, 35 states currently have informed consent laws, and of those, 33 require that the woman be told the gestational age of the fetus.
In some states, that information consists of pro-life propaganda that links abortion to a higher incidence of breast and ovarian cancers, or discusses “post-abortion syndrome,” a mental condition not recognized by any major medical or psychiatric organization.
Because the Satanic Temple bases its belief “regarding personal health…on the best scientific understanding of the world, regardless of the religious or political beliefs of others,” it claims that state-mandated information with no basis in scientific fact violates its “religious” beliefs.
I apologize, but I couldn't find any tags or search function, so I don't know if you've answered this before. How do you pronounce seidhr and spa`? I've heard "seed" (soft th/d) and "sayd" (soft th/d) for the former and no idea on the latter. Thanks!
No need to apologize, I don’t think I have answered that before, and even if I did, I don’t mind answering something more than once.
Seiðr (in normalized orthography) is pronounced like what we might write saythe- (with the r being hard to write with English orthography, but just stick a rolling r on the end or drop it, since it’s a grammatical ending that we don’t need for English anyway). The first syllable rhymes with English bathe.
In Old Norse, spá was pronounced /spↄ:/, which rhymes with paw (like a cat’s paw). In Modern Icelandic it’s pronounced /spau/ and rhymes with cow.
I was just curious—and if you're too busy to answer that's fine too, I understand—but to be inclusionary in a sumbel, would it be possible to offer a liquid offering that is not alcohol based, and if so, what might some suitable suggestions be to still retain that traditional feel? Thank you!
Hello anon! What a great question!
It is completely alright to have a non-alcoholic liquid for drinking and offering during sumbel. There are many kindreds who want to include underage members or who have people who cannot drink for one reason or another (health problems, struggles with alcoholism, what have you).
There are a number of places that make non-alcoholic drinks. When I do this sort of substitution, I generally go for as fancy and interesting as I can manage. Wines with the alcohol boiled or filtered out were pretty… meh. Much better is to get specialty juice mixes, or juice herb mixes. I’m really fond of this lingonberry-apple drink (which is not as expensive as what is seen in the link, I swear, you can find a decent bottle for something like $7) that’s pretty easy to find, and also 12 Noon to Midnight’s stuff. Or Cascal fermented soda (not alcoholic). There’s also DRY and Grown Up Soda. You can also go onto recipe sites like Epicurious and look up non-alcoholic mix drinks or recipes and make your own stuff.
Please feel free to pass this response around, as I’m not going to reblog it to the main infoblog, because I’m still listed as on hiatus.
(The images in this should be collapsed to begin with because, well, one of them is a plate of raw meat that Steve is presumably eating for breakfast. The last image is a gif. Contains discussion of illness, treatments, ableism and eugenics. I should point out first that I don’t have any of these conditions other than asthma.)
Lovely. Watching ID4 last night, could still hear housemate fucking. ID4, the movie that made shit blowing up and people screaming a must for summer blockbusters. All weekend. Fucking. Monday night. Fucking. At least tonight is her late volunteer night, so no fucking. I hope.