How Many Rainbow Fairy Books Are There

Why is it that…….

666, i know it has something to do with the devil, but not really sure how,also why is the number 7 and 13 lucky?

it is the mark of the beastThe “number of the beast,” 666, is derived from the book of Revelation — the last book in the Christian Scriptures (a.k.a. New Testament). It is perhaps appropriate that it comes from the 13th chapter — itself an unlucky number among the superstitious.Revelation 13:11-18: And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.” (King James Version)A great deal of attention has been paid to the meaning of this number, particularly by conservative Protestants. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that “666” is simply a code referring to the Roman Emperor Nero. Many religious historians agree. Check… for more information.Lucky 7::There are 7 cosmic stages, seven heavens and seven hells, 7 pillars of wisdom, seven rainbow colors. In Buddhism 7 is the number of attaining the Center, in Chinese there are 7 fairies, and the Bible mentions 7 circuits of Jericho. The Egyptians knew 7 daughters of Ra. The Greek Pan had seven pipes.Seven is the perfect number and the number of completion.Why is all of that and where did the ideas come from?We have 7 main Chakras, which each give us divine abilities. They are the 7 cosmic stages we may live on. We may feel like being divine when our Chakras are in balance, feeling like in heaven, the 7 heavens!When the Chakras are out of balance, life may be hell, the seven hells, for then we are likely to make the wrong decisions.The Chakras were compared with planets, for the Chakras are radiant; they were the 7 pillars of wisdom, for wisdom they give us. The 7 Chakras each react to one of the rainbow colors!Balancing and unfolding our 7 Chakras gives us qualities like fairies may have.Jericho was encircled 7 times, as if to strengthen each Chakra by one circuit. The Chakras are mentioned in the Bible, merely not by the Sanskrit name Chakra.The 7 daughters of Ra are the Chakras, Ra seen as the Center.Pan had 7 pipes to play with, the 7 Chakras. One of these makes us hear flute sounds when it opens!Opening and balancing all 7 Chakras is completion.Consequently, 7 is seen as the number of completion and a lucky umber.We still have all that it takes to unfold our sacred 7 Chakras and live the life intended: divine, magical and in bliss. We only have to remember.

Christians, how can you believe two conflicting things.

I’m sure this will get taken down…. it’s a legitimate question. Throughout the bible there are small things that I can’t wrap my head around. Well, I can’t really wrap my head around this book at all, good morals… but still just fables. What I can’t understand is how those of you who…

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What are your opinions on the religion of Wicca.

I want to know how everyone feels about Wicca as a religion. I realize that many of you will have completely opinions so i guess, try not to argue but i would like to know what people think. Thanks!!

My opinion of what Wicca is and what it is not has a tendency to piss people off….lol. I spent well over 20 years as a traditional Gardnerian Wiccan, and quite a few years as an ordained Wiccan High Priestess. This was back in the day when there was no bookstore on every corner selling Llewellyn books that promote how to be “Wiccan” in 3 easy lessons. Back then, one had to know someone who knew someone who might be able to introduce you to a Coven member. In the late 70’s, early 80’s. Pagans were not so open about their beliefs. It was very difficult to get in with a Coven. You had to work at it and prove your dedication. And you were expected to do more than read a couple of books. You weren’t considered a Witch unless you had been properly taught by a Witch and undergone initiation. Wicca was a religion created by Gerald Gardner, and was not considered eclectic. It also was not meant to be a religion practiced outside of a Coven environment. That’s just the way it was, and the way I was taught. If you were Wiccan, you were either Gardnerian, Alexandrian, Seax, or Georgian (Georgian came along a few years after the others). All the Wiccan traditions were off-shoots of the Gardnerian Tradition. Nowadays, you have all sorts of groups calling themselves Wiccan, but who hold no resemblance to the traditional Wiccan Coven. Celtic Wicca, Fairy Wicca, Egyptian Wicca, I’ve even seen Norse Wicca (an oxymoron if I have ever heard of one) And the list goes on.Now, I won’t quibble over whether or not people have the right to believe anything they wish to believe. (Of course, they do) But while all religions evolve (even those that do not believe in evolution….lol) the fact remains that when a religion evolves beyond recognition to the original form, shouldn’t it be renamed? Wicca today holds very few similarities to the Wicca of my youth. Today it seems to be all about rainbows and rose colored glasses. The balance of light and dark is no longer there. it’s all very nice to run around preaching “Harm none, harm none! Remember the 3-fold Law!” when there are so very few that even know the histories behind those words. No one seems to have any use for the history of their own religion anymore. How many “Wiccans” these days can even chant their lineage back to Gardner? (or even know what that means?) Today it’s all 15 year old High Priestesses and 18 year old Elders who think that Traditions are worthless.Wicca has gone the way of Christianity-it’s mainstream, white bread, vanilla. Now, that doesn’t make it any less valid to those who still follow Wicca. All religions are valid to those who practice them. But for me, the mystery and power of Wicca have been burned away by the teenybopper fads and Hollywood crap. I walked away from Wicca because my spiritual beliefs are not a fad, a game, or a way to rebel against my parents. Instead of “Wiccan”, I just claim the title of Witch. My spiritual evolution has taken me on many turns, and lead me to many places. As the late, great Jerry Garcia once sang, “What a long, strange trip it’s been”. 🙂

How can I tell people about Jesus Christ when I don’t know what they have against Him., I wanna know, what is.

it about this beautiful message that you find so repelling?

Look at Paul’s example when he preached to the people on Mars Hill. He first analyzed their situation, understood their culture, and started with things they already believed, and went from there.A good example of this is in C.S. Lewis’ book, “Mere Christianity.” I recommend it as a “must read” for anyone who wants to learn how to answer skeptics.Along with “Mere Christianity” is also “Who Moved the Stone?”, “Evidence That Demands A Verdict”, “More Evidence That Demands A Verdict”, “More Than A Carpenter”, and other similar books.The problem with people, as I have pointed out in many answers I have presented, is based on something Jesus said. He said that people reject Him “because their deeds are evil, and they love darkness and hate the light.”He also said that if you REALLY want to know if His teachings were from man, or from God (implying the existence of said God), “then OBEY THESE COMMANDS, and you SHALL know.” (I believe He was referring to the Sermon on The Mount, starting in the 5th chapter of the gospel according to Matthew.)People challenge God’s existence, but when you present them with this test, they back down. They make every excuse in the book why they shouldn’t bother. That’s really hypocritical to ask for proof, then mock or ignore the answer when it’s presented.Jeremiah records these words from God, “If you seek for me, then you shall find me, if you search for me with all your heart (with an honest and humble heart), and I SHALL be found of you, says the Lord.”He said that He would reveal Himself to the person who has a humble heart, but also He said that He would hide Himself from the proud, the arrogant, the skeptic, the scoffer, and the mocker alike.So, when somebody says there is no God, and there is no evidence for God’s existence, when God plainly and clearly told us HOW to find Him, then all I can say is that the ONLY reason they don’t believe in God is because they don’t WANT to believe in God!I’ve also shared this illustration in other answers:If a flea says of the camel whose back it lives on, that camels don’t exist, that flea is a fool.If a grain of sand in the Sahara Desert says that the desert doesn’t exist, that grain of sand is yet an even bigger fool.If an electron says that the cosmos doesn’t exist, that electron is yet an even bigger fool.And when a finite, miniscule, temporal being who hasn’t even existed a thousand, much less a billion, years, who hasn’t even explored his own solar system, much less the galaxy, when that person says there is not God, who is infinite and eternal, that person is an infinite fool!There is the story of a man who for some obscure reason, hated rainbows. The only problem is that he lived in a village near a waterfall. Whenever there was a double rainbow, all the kids would run outside and tell everyone to come out and look at the double rainbow.This man hated rainbows so much, that one day he poked out his eyes, so that when the children came running to his house to tell him about a double rainbow, he told the children that rainbows don’t exist. When they asked him how in the world he could say such a thing, he told them, “Because I can’t see any rainbows, and therefore they do not exist! Now leave me alone with your fairy tales!”Sadly, “There is none so blind as he who will not see,” especially when he pokes his own eyes out just so that he can say that he can’t see any rainbows! How sadly pathetic!

Think about what God’s plan means for you personally.

Many believers try to rationalize God’s existence by saying something like this: “The existence of the universe proves God’s existence. Something had to create the universe. Science has no explanation for the universe’s creation. Therefore, God created it.”The way to understand that this is…

People like you really piss me off. You try and shoot down the beliefs of others, just because of what other, smarter people have told you.Yes, it is true that there is no physical evidence that there is a God, but there is no evidence that there isn’t. YOU may call that a silly argument, but it is completely true. And if it isn’t true, than why would so many people willingly suffer for it (not counting the Muslim extremists)? Take Joseph Smith. He allegedly saw Jesus Christ and God. He spread this word and (allegedly) translated Golden Plates into the Book Of Mormon. People basically tortured him because they thought his teaching were blasphemous, yet he still went on teaching these things despite continued prosecution. Now, why would he go on with this if he knew that he and the people he loved were being hurt? Because he knew it was true.Also, there is no scientific proof on how the universe started, and we don’t know exactly how. The Big Bang Theory is a bunch of Crap. The Law of Conservation of Mass states that matter cannot be created or destroyed. So where did all of the particles come from?And, plus, who’s to say that God doesn’t cause things like evolution to happen? Most science is fact, but some of it isn’t, and a majority of people in this world like to fill the holes with religion.I am LDS, and I do believe that there is a God, and that he created the world. I, personally, believe that he causes these “natural” events to happen. And, the LDS church doesn’t believe that God makes us do things (in other words, he we control what we do. It’s called Free Agency.)Plus, people who live up to the standards of the LDS church and Islam and other churches with similar teachings (like not drinking or doing immoral things, and living by the Ten Commandments), usually live a better life overall. It’s not just about God and Jesus, but more of living well.

Does the topic of Unicorns in theBible prove that the bible is a fairy tale.

I emphatically say NO.,in every verse i found a link to the word unicorn, i found a symbolic usage, to teach a lesson in righteousness. NOT that unicorns are true or false, there a billions and trillions of planets out there that have life, God couldve created a unicorn ANYTIME and ANYPLACE he sees fit. but…

The word used in the Bible for “Unicorn” is the Hebrew word [email protected]’em {reh-ame’} or [email protected]’eym {reh-ame’} which is interpreted as “A wild animal fierce and untamed, resembling an ox”. The Blue Letter Bible web sight states that the unicorn referred to in the Bible is “probably the great aurochs or wild bulls which are now extinct. The exact meaning is not known.” Some Bible scholars believe it could be a reference to the Rhinoceros. After all, the word unicorn means ‘one horn’. I have found nothing in the Bible, which would indicate that the word Unicorn is meant to indicate a snow white horse with a spiral horn coming out of the front of his head (and a flowing rainbow under his feet skipping through fields of flowers leaving a comet trail of colorful sparkles behind him) which is what we think of when we hear the word unicorn. So, NO, the Bible is not a fairy tale!J. One example of the great accuracy and reliability of the Bible is found in Isaiah 40:22 where it says that God “sitteth upon the circle of the earth…”. Now the book of Isaiah was written many, many, years before scientist believed and knew the earth was round! So how did the Bible state that God “sitteth upon the circle of the earth? That’s’ easy, the Holy Spirit of God inspired the authors of the Bible to write what they wrote and that is why we can trust the Bible to be true. The Bible stated the earth was a “circle” and eventually science caught up with the Bible. Man may not always understand what the bible is saying, but in the end the bible will stand as true.

For feminists who have or had small children, how did you approach folk/fairy tales.

Traditionally, females were very passive characters in most fairy tales. We have the Beautiful Princess, the Poor but Beautiful and Obedient Peasant Girl, and various other young, beautiful, and submissive females. For variety, we have the Wicked Stepmother (might be Beautiful, might be Ugly), the Wicked…

I don’t have children, but I would like to comment, nonetheless. When I was a child, I really liked reading about female adventuresses. I used to get a new Nancy Drew Mystery Story every Christmas. I loved the idea of a female character out in the world.This tied in well with who I was. My family was very active; we took trips, went camping, browsed antique shops, and got involved with adult classes and workshops that were open to all age groups.Frankly, the idea of a handsome prince “saving the day” seemed a little odd. Not that there was anything wrong with meeting a handsome prince, lol, but even as a young lady, I knew that there was a big world out there.

What are some good early chapter books for a 6 year old girl. (first grader).

My Daughter loves to read and her reading has just taken off this year. She now is starting to bridge over into easier chapter books. She has gone past most of the books we have at home for her and I am looking for some good books that she can be reading as well as some she can be growing into. she currently is…

First, keep in mind that many picture books are quite challenging, so there’s no need for her to move completely into chapter books unless that’s what she wants to do. My 7-year-old reads at probably a 3rd-4th grade level, and she still reads both picture books and chapter books. My 9-year-old also enjoys picture books as well.Some suggestions of chapter books… (I don’t know the reading levels on all of these, so you’d have to check, but they are age-appropriate.)Junie B. JonesMagic TreehouseA to Z MysteriesRainbow Magic FairiesNancy Drew Notebooks (I think that’s what it’s called.)Nancy Drew & the Clue CrewPicture books…Bink & GollieFancy NancyMercy Watson (This is actually a chapter book series, but they have lots of pictures.)Nate the GreatMagic SchoolbusEloise (may be too hard for her to read on her own)Dr. Seuss booksbooks by Mo Willems — some are very simple, but very fun to read. The “Elephant & Piggie” books and the ones with the pigeon are written like comics, so she can work on her expression as she reads.Chapter books that you can read together… (too hard for her to read on her own)Little House on the PrairieFunny FrankCharlotte’s WebThe Trumpet of the SwanDisney Fairy books (if she likes Tinkerbell)Captain UnderpantsThere are really so many great books out there. Just go to the library and start flipping through a few. I’ve heard my kids’ teachers tell them to read the first couple pages of a book and see how it feels. There should be a couple words they don’t know in the first page or two in order for it to be challenging enough, but if there are many more than that, they’re not quite ready to read it on their own.You can also use to search for books at your daughter’s level or to see what level a book is.

Children’s Fairy Book collection. Different coloured fairies.

I remember being read books when I was younger about these fairies, each book was about a fairy which wore a different coloured dress, I remember there was a purple (or violet) fairy and an orange fairy etc. I think they were very popular (and may still be) when I was growing up, so about ten years ago. And I’m…

here u go series became immensely popular, and was a great influence in Children’s Literature, increasing the popularity of fairy tales over real life stories. The stories also influenced the creation of many Disney stories and movies that were produced years later.12 BooksBlue Fairy Book (1889) – The first volume in Lang’s fairy tale series features some of the finest stories from around the world, most of them old favorites: 37 in all including “Sleeping Beauty,” “Rumpelstiltskin,” “Cinderella,” “The Arabian Nights,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hansel and Gretel,” “Jack the Giantkiller,” and “Puss in Boots.”Red Fairy Book (1890)- The famed folklorist collects 37 tales of enchantment, ranging from the familiar (“Rapunzel,” “Jack and the Beanstalk,” and “The Golden Goose”) to lesser-known stories (“The Voice of Death,” “The Enchanted Pig,” and “The Master Thief”). Sources include French, Russian, Danish, and Romanian tales as well as Norse mythology.Green Fairy Book (1892) – Giants, dwarfs, monsters, and magicians star in 42 classic stories from China, Russia, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Scotland, and England. Includes “The Three Little Pigs” and “The Half-Chick.”Yellow Fairy Book (1894) – American Indian, Russian, German, Icelandic, French, and other stories — 48 in all — among them “The Tinder-box,” “The Nightingale,” and “How to Tell a True Princess.”Pink Fairy Book (1897) – Forty-one Japanese, Scandinavian, and Sicilian tales: “The Snow-Queen,” “The Cunning Shoemaker,” “The Two Brothers,” “The Merry Wives,” “The Man without a Heart,” and more. All the stories are narrated in the clear, lively prose for which Lang was famous and are considered to be the very best English versions available.Grey Fairy Book (1900) – Thirty-five stories, many from oral traditions, and others from French, German, Italian collections, but all told in the common language of the fairy tale. Includes “The Goat-faced Girl,” “The Sunchild,” “The Street Musicians,” “The Twin Brothers,” “Prunella,” and many more filled with giants, magicians, fairies, ogres, and other fantastic creatures.Violet Fairy Book (1901) – Roumania, Japan, Serbia, Lithuania, Africa, Portugal, and Russia are among the sources of these 35 stories that tell of a haunted forest, chests of gold coins, a magical dog, and a man who outwits a dragon. Perhaps the best English versions available of these classic stories.Crimson Fairy Book (1903) – One of England’s top folklorists presents another volume in his much-loved “rainbow” series of fairy books. These 36 stories originated in Hungary, Russia, Finland, Iceland, Tunisia, the Baltic, and elsewhere. They include “The Cottager and His Cat,” “The Crab and the Monkey,” “Little Wildrose,” “The Gold-bearded Man,” and others.Brown Fairy Book (1904) – 32 less familiar folk tales from the American Indians, Australian Bushmen, African Kaffirs, and from Persia, Lapland, Brazil, and India. Different enough to capture all imaginations.Orange Fairy Book (1906) – 33 tales from Jutland, Rhodesia, Uganda, and various other European traditions: “The Magic Mirror,” “The Two Caskets,” “The Clever Cat,” “The White Slipper,” “The Girl-Fish, and more.”Olive Fairy Book (1907) – Eight Punjabi tales, five from Armenia, 16 others. An enchanting world of flying dragons, ogres, fairies, and princes transformed into white foxes.Lilac Fairy Book (1910) – Over 30 tales from Portugal, Ireland, Wales, and points East and West, among them “The Brown Bear of Norway,” “The Enchanted Deer,” “The Story of a Very Bad Boy,” and “The Brownie of the Lake.”​……​…but see source below

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63 thoughts on “How Many Rainbow Fairy Books Are There

  1. In the older version, the story ended with the girl being eaten. There was no second chance, no reconciliation. She’d disobeyed, and damaged her family, and the happy ending to the story was that she deserved to be killed. (Why do we still tell this story to our kids?)”The younger kids write stories of their own for fun, and we often make our own films from those stories. Really, there are many positive influences in new stories that already exist though, and I see nothing wrong with focusing on those instead of little red, or cinderella, or as the person above mentioned: beauty and the beast. There is no law that says children have to watch the ones that project bad influence. We don’t spend much time in front of the TV anyway.

  2. “The Revised Standard Version translates re’em as ‘wild ox.’ The verse in Numbers is translated as “they have as it were the horns of the wild ox,” while the one in Job is translated “Is the wild ox willing to serve you?” The Anchor Bible translates the verse in Job as “Will the buffalo deign to serve you?”Haha nope. The only fairy tales I knew were the ones represented through Disney movies.

  3. God tries to put things in human terms for us. which i would say is vital in communication from a higher being to a lesser one. so i would think that is obvious.from what I found out about it just about 10 years ago….. every site on wicca I looked at had direct links to some level of an evil nature…. varying degrees of satanic/demonic activities…. every wicca site I visited…. though many of the links did lead through 2 or 3 clicks before the really evil stuff started to come out……. I note now days that most wicca sites make it much harder to find those connections… that does not mean that there is not a connection…. they just hide it better than they did when getting online several years agoSo I think children are all right as long as they get to choose which fairytales (if any) they want to hear. This way, they can choose whatever is closer to their nature. As somebody said, some girls really are the passive girl (not because she is afraid, it’s just her nature) and I believe that that’s all right, too. Everybody has his/her own nature to begin with and I think education only adds to that. I would not force my daughter to be an adventurer if that is not what she wants.

  4. My only beef now with Wicca is really just with certain Wiccans. Namely:Hi,It’s a very nice game.

  5. I’m with Mabel. I must have just come into this world with my own mind. I loved those fairy tales as a kid, but I could never be the princess type waiting for a man to save me. I have always been independent and never dreamed about wearing a white dress. At 35 nothing has changed. I don’t think I have felt under any pressure of been influenced by anything I have read or seen.

  6. You might be thinking of that poem, the Rede of the Wiccae, built around the Wiccan rede. It is not an official Wiccan doctrine and it has nothing to do with my surveys, no scams, just the full game!

  7. [DELDUP()]Once you recieve it you won’t have to go trying to prove a manmade written document has mistakes…this is well known (to be human is to error)have you ever heard of paragraphs?if you want to hear a fairytale, why dont you look into evolution more. why it took a decade to become excepted when the political agenda of socialism gave people like hilter and marx an escape hatch to contribute life to something other then God and controlled by random chances that they felt they could take control of…I am very ambivalent about it. I know folks from a broad range of beliefs that consider themselves Wiccan so it really makes a difference what specific variety of Wicca you mean.

  8. We stay away from traditional stories that no longer teach positive values. (as some have pointed out, the stories were meant to teach morels. What they have not observed is that those old are often more hurtful in modern times, than valid.) I do discuss the old tails without restriction with the older children in class. (I teach the kids at home). When the kids are old enough to discuss the notions and hidden notes of the stories in detail, they are old enough to understand the agendas and how to react comfortably to them.Even though I’m a secular humanist I am able to condone it. It was wrongfully demonized by the barbaric cavemen known as christians in the medieval period. As the saying goes ”an ye harm none, do as ye will”, so no matter what anyone says a Wiccan cannot harm another person. Most Wiccans I’ve spoken to are much nicer than christians. I would prefer them to be the majority instead of christians. I also admire their efforts of keeping a very old ancient European religion alive, slightly altered due to bad translations and/or lack of books that survived for 1000s of years, it’s still nice to see alive.

  9. If you feel conflicted in your spirit, than don’t do it. Simple as that. The Bible does say to help those who are needy and never tell your neighbor to come back the next day when you are able to help them immediately (Sorry, I can’t remember the exact Reference). So, I would help out your friend and (if I have the means to) help the boyfriend find another place to live. Maybe you know another Christian man who can give him a place to rest or you can afford a hotel room for a few nights. If they are desperate and have nowhere else to go, insist they sleep in separate rooms. It’s God’s place to judge what’s in their hearts, not yours. If they are not Christians, you should be a good example to them. The New Test. does say to show kindness to your enemies (even though they might not be technically enemies), and it also says that our good works can lead them to Christ. Remember, Jesus associated with “sinners” and the “righteous” people looked down on him for that, but Jesus said he came for the sick, not the healthy. He showed love when everyone else showed scorn. We all have sin in our lives, yet God doesn’t insist that we change immediately. We grow and mature over time and He works in our lives little by little instead of overwhelming us with everything all at once.

  10. [Little red riding hood] “was meant to frighten little girls about trusting ANY man alone with them. (Except for the father figure/rescuer woodsman.) It also tells them they NEED a man to kill their wolves for them, because god forbid she pick up an axe for herself!

  11. It’s not repelling, I just have heard to too many times, have made my decisions and moved on. To keep repeating it is a waste of your and my time and is a major annoyance.

  12. But listen here, cause this is the kicker, there is this thing called faith. You can’t teach it…you can’t steal it, you can’t even buy it. But you can receive it.How about I come over and continuously repeat the story of my gerbil’s life over and over. Would that be OK? At least there is evidence for my gerbil…

  13. Stockholm syndrome: (It’s obvious that Belle suffered from this disorder in “Beauty and the Beast”.)As a tomboy, I would identify mostly with heroes that were active, so in tales where the young man goes on adventures and fights monsters I was always the young man, not the princess waiting passively at home. I would also make up role-playing games with my childhood friends and travel all sorts of fantastic lands.BTW–

  14. the meaning of unicorn has changed over the years they are now referred to as rhinocerosThese were Andrew Lang’s fairy book collection. You can still find many of them at the library and available for purchase online.

  15. The word “rede” means “advice.” The Wiccan rede is only 8 words: “an it harm none, do what you will.” It simply *advises* us that if what we’re doing isn’t hurting anyone, to not feel bad and go on doing it.I’m not even going to try and sift through this entire mess you have written. I have read most of it and kinda get what you are saying (me thinks).Of course not God created many animals thats don’t exist today like dragons/dinosaurs the bible says that it’s true so it is. they have just become extinct before we were able to see them. people say dragons are only in fairy tales but you can clearly see that God created them in Job chapter 15 (i think) also i forget what date it was, but the word dragon was changed to dinosaur, so if these “fairy tale” creatures exist in the bible do you think you can believe unicorns did to?

  16. I easily got for free Janes Hotel Family Hero here: is why you will hear God’s spirit being likened to fire, wind, cloud or his voice like thunder. notice the bible doesnt say he was those things, but was like them…so they are seeing or experiencing something and that is the best they can describe it.There is no “set of laws called the Wiccan rede.”Thank you!

  17. There is no “set of laws called the Wiccan rede” there is the Wiccan rede, and there is NECTW’s “Rede of the Wiccae,” which contains the Wiccan rede and a bunch of other things, some of them completely random.The wild ox was a favorite prey of the hunt-loving Assyrian monarchs (the animal was called rumu in Assyrian, essentially the same word as re’em) and was displayed in their large bas-reliefs. Here the wild ox was invariably shown in profile and only one horn was visible. One can well imagine that the animal represented in this fashion would come to be called “one-horn” as a familiar nickname, much as we might refer to “longhorn” in speaking of a certain breed of cattle.

  18. it’s been a long time since i was in your daughters shoes, i would say as much picture type early chapter books and if she wants harder ones read together.

  19. The message is good…I find his message as repelling as you find the message of Vishnu.The references to unicorns are few and vague, lacking any real description of the “unicorns”. Perhaps unicorns were real at one time. Or perhaps the unicorn references refer to the rhinoceros, which at one time was considered a unicorn. Not very fairy-tale idyllic, but true. Ever see a picture of the Eastern unicorn called the Karkadann? Bears a suspicious resemblance to a rhino. But they were at one time called unicorns.

  20. (I generally encourage little girls to carry multiple protections when traveling “in the woods” by herself. – “Protections” consisting usually of safety knowledge and safety tools… and condoms.)I’d advise anyone to avoid rewriting or changing the stories without doing some research into the meaning of these folktales. They do have meaning. Fairy tales are thought to have been transmitted from grandmother to granddaughter around the kitchen table, which is why they are so very condensed (compared to epic myth which was shared by a community over long periods of evening recitation). The shorter, women’s tales are no less important in their psychological information and meaning for their brevity. Red Riding hood is a warning tale about what we would call “stranger danger”, only the original does not damn all men (or make girls fear all men). The danger is a wolf, the rescue is a hunter. The reality is that a girl is vulnerable to wolvish men only for the few years of her “nubility” in which she is naive, inexperienced and unpartnered. When she has a husband or a good hunter boyfriend, she perceives men as other than predatory. Changing the ending in favor of an independent Red Riding Hood removes that reassurance. It creates a world in which the girl is left to assume that the alarm she feels in the years when men seem predatory is just the way life is for women who are left alone to face constant sexual predation, danger, harrassment, etc.

  21. Funny how many so called ex Wiccan find fault with the beliefs of other Wiccans who do follow ancient traditions, or those who say Wicca = Witchcraft which it does not. Many Witches are Wiccan, but not all Wiccan are Witches. Nor is it a fad, goth nor all those other items hate mongers throw up here. I have followed Wicca all my life. I honor the old Deities, don’t do magic and let other beliefs alone. Those who claim Gardenarians were the first should remember that their leader said that Wicca has its roots in pre-Christian beliefs. I never understood why so called christians put us down when JESUS never put down the beliefs of others and use a secondary translation instead of the real translation.of POISONER instead of WITCH. The term Witch wasn’t inserted until the time of Henry the 8th so I don’t accept that as a true translation.

  22. We focus more on fairy tails that are fem positive. My daughter loves Disney’s Anastasia, the little mermaid, and Mulan, all of which show the heroine to save the man’s life, and to stand up for themselves repeatedly, and to be brave, and smart. Barbies version of swan lake emphasized odette’s bravery and actions in saving the day, and Shrek one and two both show women to be powerful (though Shrek 3 makes a point of showing these things -badly- we don’t watch that one because the entire plot is based around the king over looking his daughter to select men only as candidates for the throne. This issue was never addressed in the movie and it over scored the attitude of it’s would be “pro women” efforts. (never mind that it was the queens “kingdom” to start with, not his -he was a frog, SHE was Sovereign.)I used to be a very devout Wiccan. In the end I came to the conclusion that it was no longer the right religion for me.You can’t get anything across to Christians. They’re always right and you’re always wrong and there’s nothing we can do about it cos it’s what their stupid parents told them. Religion is the biggest bulls**t racket in history.

  23. also from my observation…. many at the lower levels of wicca have absolutely no clue about the connections to the forces of evil tied to wicca… they are basically very naive tree-huger types who like to dance naked around their friends the trees

  24. It’s not for everyone of course, no single religion is– and Goddess knows a lot of people drift to and from it without ever really understanding the basics of it because there is so much bad info out there– but Wicca was definitely one of the best things that ever came into my life.When we are talking and sharing stories, it’s more fun to make new ones up, or to play games with old stories, than to tell the same old thing over and over again anyway. All morals aside, it’s just more fun to change them.

  25. I agree with Bayoubelle that almost all kids at that age have short awareness spans, nonetheless, there are some exceptions. My daughter is 6 and she or he likes to learn. She is a quiet youngster who likes to spend hours reading and writing. Shec can read simple books by means of herself, but we learn chapter books together a lot. She has just a few Barbie chapter books that she likes and a some classics like the secret garden. Now we have the complete set of Little condominium books that we’ve now not learn yet. She not too long ago got Charlotte’s net that we can be opening quickly. I feel it’s just right that you are reading along with her. Are attempting a chapter ebook and if she appears to lose interest in it, that is great, do not push her. Put it up for an additional six months or a year. P.S. I adored Anne of inexperienced Gables as a younger woman, however i am not definite a six year historic could be able for that but.

  26. I’m trying to recall some of the books we used to teach with in second grade. Chapter books ae great, but I remember going through and marking my books for acomluter program used by the school, and was shocked to find out that most bareenstein bear books were third fourth grade level. As far as chapter books go, “frog and toad”, “Henry and mudge”, or any of the Ramona books! Any reading is good reading!

  27. As far as my own childhood is concerned, I wasn’t big on fairytales, but I really liked this story about two monkeys (male, I think, not that it mattered at the time) who traveled and had adventures in a fantasy land where they would eat clouds of pink cotton-candy and other very weird stuff (which is probably where I got my over-active imagination from-which I now put to use in my own writing).Why do you hate Vishnu so much? What do you have against him?Jane’s Hotel Family Hero is designed with the simplest easy to understand interface that of which makes ever gamer enjoy this game.Fancy Nancy books are great.. easy reading and fun stories!There is nothing about the message that is wrong. It is their hearts. They don’t even take the time to listen to the message and if they do (because they were cornered), they scoff at it like it’s not true. It is a very tragic thing. It’s worse than commiting suicide because they are going to the second death.

  28. 2) Wiccans who act as if Wicca has a monopoly on the term “witch” or the use of the pentagram, which they don’t.

  29. [/DELDUP]I have never seen the word unicorn anywhere in the bible. The bible is like a really old history book. it is really cool and teaches great things. Maybe there are unicorns somewhere in this universe though.

  30. Having been Wiccan for over 20 years, my opinion is favorable. Wicca has been a great religion for me to express my spirituality, to connect to my Gods and it’s tenets have helped me live my life more fully and responsibly.

  31. All things in moderation. A few Disney princesses and woodcutters saving the day won’t warp a girl for life. After all, the world is full of all different people, and some of them really are beautiful, passive young women, or ugly, mean people, or heroic, strong guys. As long as she also gets other sorts of stories too where people don’t all fit the stereotypes, I think it’s alright. These days, at bedtime, she tells me what she wants the story to be about, and I make it up. Luckily, she isn’t picky about the quality.

  32. People often blow it out of proportion, as though it’s a commandment to never do harm. That would be twisting it, though, to take it from “Hey, you’re not hurting anyone so enjoy what you’re doing” to “you better never ever ever hurt a thing!”Your desire to “tell people about Jesus” is a symptom of poor boundaries – you don’t know where you end and other people begin.For the first step in your seeking of the truth in these things, please read the Gospel of John in the New Testament several times asking that if there is a God, that he will make himself clear to you. What have you got to lose? If there is no God, nothing will happen. If there is a God and if Yeshua Messiah really is His Son, I am confident the beginning of your answers will start there.

  33. In general I like most Wiccans. My major complaint w/ the religion is that they don’t have enough safeguards built into their practices concerning magic. I’ve seen too many individuals casually use magic for so called harmless reasons and have psychological issues that manifest over time. The use of magic tends to stimulate the ego. This inflated ego them leads the person into problems.

  34. So tell me, why would I wish to buy into a belief system that gives equal credence to such horrors alongside the message of love?

  35. Just tell them about Jesus and most people that would turn you away are the ones who do’nt believe and there the goal for you, to get them to listen to you. And nobody has anything against Jesus, as far as i know, for he had done nothing wrong and gave up his own life for our sins. If anybody has something against Jesus, then probably its the church or sect they are talking about.

  36. Your faith, your beliefs, are YOURS – just as is your sex life, your nose-picking, and your dirty underwear. Sorry to be so gross, but many fundamentalists have no inkling of how awful it is to have someone try to convince you that your beliefs are wrong, and his are right.Well the first 11 chapters of Genesis in the Bible are often not taken literally because of how much they have been passed down orally in history. But it is taken as religious fact that God created the earth through whatever way he chose. And my answer to your Leprechaun statement is that the reasons I don’t believe in Leprechauns is because I have never had an experience with them before. I have had my own experiences with God and I think that He has helped me through my life in this world while Leprechauns have not. Also, about the worldwide flood I think that is a mistranslation. I think the word “world” is the same as land “land ” in Hebrew. Therefore there might have been a flood in a certain region but not necessarily the entire world. This also happened when in the Bible it talks about nails being driven into Jesus’ hands when we know in fact they were driven into his wrists. This is a mistranslation also because the word for hand in hebrew(or whatever language the letter was written in) means the hand and wrist area. As for your statement about Predestination vs. Free Will this is a commonly debated idea amongst Christians and to be honest I truly do not know which is correct but I am not worried because if predestination is true than I trust God has a correct plan for me. But if the free will idea is true then I believe that God is looking out for me.

  37. you are a puppet…b/c they dont teach you all this…because they want their funding and support. they dont want to give up a name for themselves in admitting a lifes work down the drain for a theory that has nothing but holes in it.

  38. You need to separate this block of text into paragraphs. Know your grammar? it looked so overwhelming i couldnt read the whole thing.

  39. There is only one thing that can “prove” that the Bible is a fairy tale — your own desire to have it be so. You can find just about anything you want in the Bible (especially if you are willing to take verses out of context and with all the various translations). What makes the Bible special is not what you can prove about it. What makes the Bible special is who it can introduce you to.

  40. My daughter is in second grade now but she really loved the Fancy Nancy books (I think they have chapters) and still enjoys all the Magic Treehouse books and Junie B. Jones books. My daughter loves science and nature so she has a few big books that are dictionary/children encyclopedia type but she can read them like chapters as well. I keep saying I’m going to go to the library and have a librarian help us out in finding new books to read because my daughter has read all of her books too. Good luck!

  41. The problem is that it comes in a wrapper that includes a lot of repellent aspects, such as intolerance, arrogance, and the offensive determination that those who don’t believe *exactly* as you do are going to be tortured eternally.

  42. To me God is real! Please take your beliefs to the proper section. I thank Him everday for my life and my family and the many blessing I have!!

  43. The unicorn is also mentioned in Deuteronomy 33:17, Numbers 23:22 and 24:8; Psalm 22:21, 29:6 and 92:10; and Isaiah 34:7. Nowhere in these passages is there any suggestion that anything other than a real animal is being described.Some things like beauty and the beast (glorified Stockholm Syndrome), and Cinderella (abuse, must be rescued, defenselessness) just don’t come up much in our home. On the rare occasion that we do view these programs, or when she watches unrecorded tv, I just say the same things I would say to her if she were in the same situation. For example “oh oh no hitting!” Or “it’s not nice to break other peoples things, (s)he’d better say sorry” or just “oh oh, not nice”. This way she can often watch a program without getting the idea that the behavior was acceptable, and I can discuss the endings a bit with her -sort of- if needed. (No one ever asks the princess if she wants to get married, or kissed, they just pick her up and decide that’s what she wants. I teach my daughter to say what she wants, and to object when she feels the need. We do our best to respect her wishes. for example, we put her down when she says she doesn’t want to be helled anymore, and I ask before picking her up, or before moving her toys, or before giving her a hug -because she’s decided she doesn’t always want hugs. Actions speak louder than words, so she’s getting the right messages.)Frankly, as a Wiccan I have a positive view of Wicca, BUT, people’s opinions of religions don’t matter, seriously. People have the right to believe whatever they want, until they use it to tell others what to do.

  44. Do you get it now? However great the message of The Lord of The Rings is it does not stop it from being fiction.

  45. They are rebellious. They just want to be masters of their own fate, and that’s the way it will end, in hell if they refuse to repent.I reckon every religion, esp. including the Christian one has words written by normal men, not God. Somewords were probly altered, not written by his diciples at all, but by popes and dodgy historians, who think they might like to bend some Christian ideals this way or that. And since there’s no penalty for this, they die, it gets written in the book and the blind followers just take it literally. Which is sad, because then you’re that gullible. Christianity, with many other religions, are all flawed. No, Christians i don’t believe in hell, so i’m not going there just ecause you say i am.Some smart person once told me that there was no such thing as homosexuality in the old days. A man found a wife, married her and end of story. Then how come there’s suddenly homosexuality mentioned in the bible?! Come on… And being discriminatory against someone, on any grounds, is morally bad. Not to mention when the pejudice or discrimination is on the basis of their sexuality.. Geez, when will people realize that that’s just disgusting. You have to have had picture a guy getting it on with another guy to perceive someone as “gay”, so stop bringing them down.

  46. i am not going any further in your rant…b/c the truth is you dont have spiritual discernment b/c you dont believe. So these words have little meaning or understanding to you. if you want to look at the bible from a scholar perspective and understand the contradictions you can easily research that on CARM or other sites.

  47. My advice to you is to search your own heart and if you can live with your beliefs than great for you.

  48. It tells little girls to follow the directions given, and not go exploring her own interests, because she will surely be raped, devoured, murdered, or otherwise ruined. (Something my sisters hear regularly from idiots they could kick the ***es of, when ever they walk alone at night.) It tells her that her family will be swallowed up with her, if she does not do her duty of obedience. It criminalizes, young healthy women, to explain why mistreating them -as the times certainly did- is not only okay, but the right thing to do.Revelation only refers to Revelation, not the entire Bible. Your assuming all the books had been canonized when that was written.

  49. Please, please keep your religion to yourself. It is people like you who are causing such an anti-religious backlash. It is people like you who destroyed the World Trade Center – they didn’t know where their religion ended and other people began -they had weak boundaries.Your point has been argued and (as been noted) found wanting. Listen, your reasons for believing or not believing are your own. You don’t need to scroll the bible to find even the slightest bit of contradiction; because as with everything if you look hard enough you will find it…wicca is intro to satanism for dummies 101″The Hebrew word represented in the King James Version by “unicorn” is re’em, which undoubtedly refers to the wild ox (urus or aurochs) ancestral to the domesticated cattle of today. The re’em still flourished in early historical times and a few existed into modern times, although it is now extinct. It was a dangerous creature of great strength and was similar in form and temperament to the Asian buffaloes.”I have friends who are Wiccan. I was Wiccan for a while. Wiccan is just a branch of Paganism. Like Shamanism or Druidism. If that is what you want to follow then I have no problem with that. Wiccans, unlike Catholics and Christians, dont shove their religion down your throat and force you to believe as they do. It cant be associated with satanism in any way because in Wicca there is NO devil. How can you worship something that doesnt exist in your religion? Some goths or people in that fad may study satanism and say they are witches and ignorant people automatically assume Wicca. Sit down and talk to a true Wiccan before you judge the religion. But I can guarantee that I will never sit down with a devout christian or I’ll end up leaving more pissed off than when I went in

  50. Regarding your other questions, I encourage you to sincerely continue seeking the answers to them. I would like to address some of them over the next day or two. The evolution-creation one is very interesting and I can give you several logical scientific questions that cannot be explained by evolution. (For instance, there is not enough time for all the “mutations” to have taken place that led to our existence. I’ll explain more later.)your question about God being everywhere…the bible doesnt contradict it. Adam and Eve hid themselves, but obviously God knew where they were. They were hiding their nakedness.Danny and the Dinosaur is another good one.

  51. I remember reading Nancy Drew (detective/mystery books), Boxcar Children (mystery), Magic Tree House (adventure/mystery), and Junie B Jones (just plain entertaining :D) in 1st grade. They are all great series so if she likes any one of them, there are tons more she can read!

  52. The same reason I would find someone telling me the truth of Harry Potter repelling: it’s fiction, and should be treated as such until proven as fact.

  53. look into Chirality….for DNA, Cambrian Explosion, Irreducible Complexity, 1st and 2nd law of thermodynamic, and the evolution of evolution (history of it changing its colors to suit itself), the study of how its a worldview, the Scientific Descent of Darwin, the fact that life has not been able to be made by nonliving components. Why archeologist still use teeth as determining species in the so called missing link, when its been proven inaccurate, and i could go on and on.The wild bull was one of the most powerful animals known to the Israelites. The Hebrew word for this animal, reem, is mistranslated in the King James Version Bible as “unicorn”; but the reem was no one-horned mythological beast. It had two horns, “the horns of a wild bull.” (Deut. 33:17)The fact that it’s the functional equivalent of a fairy tale. Let me say this as clearly as I can: We do not think that god is real. Come back when you’ve sacrificed a goat to Odin and lit a fire in honor of Ahura Mazda.

  54. 1) Wiccans who distort history by claiming Wicca is an ancient religion (which it isn’t), or that the victims of the Salem Witch Trials or Inquisition were Wiccans, etc.We haven’t spent a lot of time focusing on traditional fairy tales. (We’ll get to that when she’s ready for the excessive violence and horror of the original tales anyway. There is a reason Disney revised them. Ew.)The bible has proved to be very accurate. Archeological evidence has been found to support many historical points in it. And science has yet to disprove anything that has been written.

  55. Thank you for your honest question. I have had some them myself. Regarding your question about who is Joseph’s dad, the way I understand it, the ancient Jewish culture, indeed the entire ancient world, did not really think so linearly, logically and precisely as college educated westerners do. That is not to say they were any less smart, but the rather the way they looked at life was different. That being said, as I understand it, one of Jesus’ ancestral lines was through Joseph, and the other through Mary. One line is described in one gospel and the other in the other. We wouldn’t call that “precision” accuracy but it was good enough for them in their culture.I don’t have children yet, but when I do there will probably be a wide range of tales that I can tell them where heroines aren’t passive scared little girls/young women.God always has a purpose in what he does, if not for the immediate then for the long term. Like the writing of the Bible.its simple look into the bush outside and talk outload to god you will get older and wiser you will have a shorter life for he scares the sin from you in this way

  56. some people believe that this could have possibly been an ox. I am unsure. But it is possible that the unicorn did in fact exist. There are other creatures listed in the bible such as the Leviathan and the Behemoth that may seem mythical that may or may not have existed. Only used as a reference to teach or prove a point.

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