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.
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.
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.