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February 1, 2010

Air force now using broomsticks

Filed under: The fall of the West — David @ 6:53 pm
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Harry Potter Harriers:

Witches, Druids and pagans rejoice! The Air Force Academy in Colorado is about to recognize its first Wiccan prayer circle, a Stonehenge on the Rockies that will serve as an outdoor place of worship for the academy’s neo-pagans.

Wiccan cadets and officers on the Colorado Springs base have been convening for over a decade, but the school will officially dedicate a newly built circle of stones on about March 10, putting the outdoor sanctuary on an equal footing with the Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Buddhist chapels on the base.

“When I first arrived here, Earth-centered cadets didn’t have anywhere to call home,” said Sgt. Robert Longcrier, the lay leader of the neo-pagan groups on base.

“Now, they meet every Monday night, they get to go on retreats, and they have a stone circle.”

Much as I hate to be non-inclusive: what the hell are Earth-centered cadets doing in the air force?

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4 Comments

  1. They’re doing the same thing that Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslim and atheist cadets are doing. What do you think?

    Comment by Phoenix Blue — February 1, 2010 @ 11:01 pm

  2. I think you are oblivious to the elegant subtlety of my humour.

    Comment by David — February 1, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

  3. David you have an inflated opinion of yourself and your audience.

    Comment by obituary — February 1, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

  4. About 20 Academy cadets regularly sit immediately behind me at church on Sunday mornings. I’ll ask them what they think next Sunday.

    Comment by Warren — February 2, 2010 @ 12:10 am


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