I actually am a member and just voted too. Let's hope she stays up there!
Just because there are MORE Christians than Pagans... It doesn't have anything to DO with the quality of her blog. This is ridiculous. I'm not a superhuge fan of popularity contests like this, or even of outward expressions of faith. But, this gets me all stabby.
I don't like popularity contests either - haven't participated in and won't vote for LJ Idol, for instance - but I regard this more as increasing awareness than a contest. And the ability of people to engage in denial means that even falling to second place means that at least some people will be able to say, "see, they don't REALLY matter." So I'm pushing this one in ways I usually wouldn't.
I've tweeted out your LJ in the hopes of more support. *cross fingers*
2011-06-08 04:31 pm (UTC)
My Wife Requests You To Vote For A Pagan Blog In A Faith Contest
You realize of course that if CoaPSM wins, the Christian contingent will claim that the results are completely invalidated by the dark Satanic click campaign you all mounted.
Don't get me wrong—I went and clicked. I'm just saying that winning the vote will get you a whole new flavor of marginalization.
Oh, no doubt. But it's a better alternative than silence and acquiescence.
Of course, if a Christian blog had won, it'd be because Christians are better people and the Lord led them to click. All you can do is sigh (Many of the same conservatives who used to bemoan the frivolousness of liberals who politicked by social networking are crowing over their growing online prowess. I digress.).
The Pagan Soccer Mom won by a healthy 400 points. This is well under the number of your f'list, so pat yourself on the back.
Of course all mention of the whole contest just disappeared from the blog of the Christian woman. Denial is a useful tool.
Voted, or at least attempted to. Not sure if the scripting worked.
Oh, and [grr].
P.S., stupid interface messed up my last comment, hence the delete-and-replace.
Christian. Roman Catholic. Voted for Confessions of a Pagan Soccer Mom.
What the F'ing F people? There's a whole lot beyond Judeo-Christian monotheism.
*This* is the kind of ignorance that education could bleach out and that is the very reason so many so-called "people of faith" want to keep their kids deaf and blind to the world beyond their claustrophobic four walls.
Exactly. It's a matter of tolerance.
CoaPSM is an excellent blog. I'm neither a mom nor a pagan, so I hadn't run across it before, but I just spent a while reading it and I am impressed by both its content and its tone. I really hope it wins.
there's more pagan blogs in the top 10 than christian. go pagans!
no muslim, hindu, or jewish blogs though..
There were a couple Jewish blogs in the top 25 for a while.
I was checking out the other blogs on the list, and there are several witches in the listing. I don't have time to read 'em all now, but I certainly intend to. :)
My biggest concern is tolerance. I hope you enjoy the blogs!
Thanks for the heads up on this - I had no idea how many pagan parenting blogs were out there. I voted, but more importantly, I found some great new blogs to read.
I voted and shared. I think it's very worthwhile to keep the pagans in the forefront.
Thanks. Tolerance is key, and awareness is a big part of that.
Christian (ELCA), voted for Pagan Soccer Mom. The sentiments of the women who are all clutching their pearls and "We must pray for her children!" disgust me. Pagan Soccer Mom, however, seems like a class act.
2011-06-08 07:32 pm (UTC)
Another Christian voting for the Pagan. Because, as you say, it's about tolerance, and I tend to find that Paganism is less evangelical than Christianity and I can't bear fundamental evangelising!
Given that I worship Pan (this is not a joke) any pagan in a faith contest gets my vote.
Those of us who worship old or new gods need all the support we can get.
Very much so. It appears that she will win, as the contest ends in 10 minutes.
Hell, I'm an atheist, and I voted, and relinked. While it's happened on occasion, it's rare for pagans to be intolerant of agnostics and atheists.
Edited at 2011-06-09 12:18 am (UTC)
As it happens, she won. It willbr interesting to see the reaction.
HA! She won. How awesome is that? :)
Ah, so that's why I got "you have already voted" when I clicked on the pagan blog :-) That's good. I have to admit nil interest in children, but decided this was a worthy cause. Also, I read a few of the blogs and this blog was, imo, more interesting. Who wants to hear about constant praying?
2011-06-09 03:52 pm (UTC)
you realize there are now something like 9 or 10 out of the top 25 blogs there are pagans, 3 or 4 jewish, 4 or 5 muslim and 6 or 7 christian and the rest buddhism or some kind of unitarianism?
It was an impressive showing.
Of course now the christens are ignoring the existence of the contest. Blog posts soliciting votes have been taken down.
LA LA LA LA LA I AM NOT LISTENING TO HEATHENS!!
2011-06-10 01:08 pm (UTC)
they are taking their ball and going home, good grief. Sore losers!
"What ball? There was never a ball! We don't know what you're talking about!"
LOL. When I saw this, I thought the subject line was "Looking for a dick."
Looks like 6 of the top 10 vote-getters are pagan blogs. Fascinating.
I do that sometimes, but not this time. LOL!