Thursday, February 08, 2007

Comment of the day ...

... over at Open Book:
If they were really brave, they'd try to resurrect polytheistic worship at the Kaaba in Mecca.
... in response to a story about a group that held pagan sacrifices on Mt. Olympus
To the astonishment of onlookers, Peppa also began babbling Orphic hymns, before thrusting her arms upwards into the Attic skies and proceeding, somewhat deliriously, to warble her love for the gods of Mount Olympus. But, then, for the motley group of modern pagans coalesced around the temple's giant Corinthian columns, this was a special moment. Not since the late fourth century AD, when the newly Christian Roman state outlawed all forms of pagan worship, had a high priestess officiated on the sacred site.

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