Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Countermagic Against Dominionism

So, attempts by Christians to pray their way to rulership of the USA piss me off. The current incoming government  gives us more reason than ever to be concerned about the matter. Political Christianism is a threat to American liberty, as well as to the personal safety of our citizens.
If folks need to have the why of that explained to them I can. Rather than bothering, I've composed a small countercharm to help disperse the coercive spells of this gang of christian sorcerers. This is a fast draft from inspiration - I know it lacks rhythm, but maybe as a call-and response, with single voices doing the lines and all reciting the repetition it could be cool in performance. Anyway, It conveys my sentiment.


A Charm for Religious Liberty

This is a voice of the people, the people of the United States of America.

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
Let this be the voice of the Wise, for wisdom is my prayer.

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
Let the wisdom of the founders bring freedom.

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
Let the freedom in our spirits be the foundation of the law.

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
Let our law proclaim that we have no ‘lords’.

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
May our Ancestors witness our commitment to freedom and justice.

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
May the Other Kins of North America know our commitment to their well-being.

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
May the Gods and Goddesses of all peoples know welcome in our nation.

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
By Sky and by Grain, by Mountain and by Plain, by Liberty and by Justice

In the United States, let no god be master, and let all be free.
From sea to sea, so be it!

.You can hear me recite it here, should you care...

15 comments:

tlryder said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the "District of Christ" thing. People have been buzzing in indignation but I hadn't managed to track it to its source yet.

I like your counter charm. It might not be perfect poetry, but it's powerful sentiment.

Rob Henderson said...

I see that New Jersey's prayer day is titled "The Watchman State". Can I dress up like Rorschach?

ditzydruid said...

I like your charm. It's very open to other ways and isn't too confrontational. Kudos.

Electronmage said...

Thanks for this charm Ian. I printed it off and have it at my desk.

By the way, I like the new blog layout!!

Anne Johnson said...

I love this charm. It is very thoughtful and inclusive. Don't be surprised to hear it spoke in the Watchman State, even though the closest ADF group to my location has expressed no concern over DC40.

Ruadh said...

Nice!

Rev. Christa Landon, D.Min. said...

Phaedra Bonewits just posted this on a CUUPS list, suggesting that we use it at Unitarian Universalist Sunday services. As a UU minister, I think it would be very well-received. You have a quarter-million natural allies on this!

Rev. Christa Landon, D.Min.

Rev. Christa Landon, D.Min. said...

Phaedra Bonewits just posted this on a CUUPS list, suggesting that we use it at Unitarian Universalist Sunday services. As a UU minister, I think it would be very well-received. You have a quarter-million natural allies on this!

Rev. Christa Landon, D.Min.

ThePaganGardener said...

I have printed it out too & I'm gonna use it. I have an altar to Columbia I made at last full moon. I've been lighting candles there every morning. Thanks so much for this.

Druid4574 said...

If I may make a suggestion, changing 'other Kin' to 'our Kin' may be a good idea. No need to 'otherise' like our Kin!

-G

MacroTech said...

I am not a USA citizen, but I know that every other nation mimics it's culture.
Therefeore I am going to work with you countermagic.
Blessed be.

ACFisherAldag said...

Awesome, may I borrow and repost it at Magickal Media? Will give due credit and a linkback. Thank you!

IanC said...

Yes, repost at will : )

xJane said...

It's time to do this again: an election is coming up and the Catholics are doing a novena for the ability to impose their religion on the country.

xJane said...

I encourage you to post this again closer to 7 May 2015. That's been designated "National Day of Prayer", which is more often a "National Day of Prayers to Christ". I will be using this invocation throughout the day.