Archive | August 26, 2015

Facebook’s Discrimination of Pagans – Update

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One Win For The Pagan Side!

Back on August 20th I shared news about the Facebook name policy targeting Pagan names and causing havoc for those members.

Here’s a short recap:
Facebook has made a policy that allows any user to report another member because they do not like their name or think the name is being used to bullying others or is fake. However this policy is being used as a weapon by cyber bullies and religious terrorists to harass and intimidate minorities. This happened to me this week.

All it takes is for someone who doesn’t like you, your name or the content of your page to send Facebook a report about your displayed name making an accusation that it’s fake and your account is suspended. No double checking, no review of your page or content, no contacting you first. Your account is suspended until you can prove you are who you say you are.

According to the Facebook Name Confirmation policy:
Two different forms of ID from the list below. The names on your IDs must match each other. One of the IDs must include a photo OR date of birth that matches the information on your Facebook profile so that we can make sure you’re the rightful owner of your account.

The list includes about 15 or so forms of ID that can be provided. So you have a lot to choose from. You need to include a government issued ID. And I wasn’t about to give FB more private information about me than they already have. So an “official” ID wasn’t going to happen. It shouldn’t have to happen! Continue reading

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Judgement

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti - Judgement XX

The Gilded Tarot by Ciro Marchetti

Reserve judgement before you toot your horn. You might be accurate, but you don’t need to rub it in or degrade others. Allow your inner light to show compassion with your reason. Your status will grow with the return of respect and admiration for the way you argued the case.


Additional Insight:

You might have insight into a situation that others don’t have. But you don’t need to be arrogant or condescending about it. That will only push others off and cause more confrontation than there needs to be. You may not have the whole story either. So even if you think you’re sure about the situation, don’t rub it in or gloat.

Your perspective maybe well founded, but others look up to your views. The last thing you want to do is cause someone to lash out at someone or something that doesn’t warrant the response. You certainly don’t want to look like the person whose “holier than though” attitude instigated a response that causes harm.

Keep your rhetoric calm and factual. Don’t sensationalize or spin your tale in a way that riles emotions in your favor,  or against you either. By the end of the day, your impressions will pan out and once again you’ll have the opportunity to be admired. Getting noticed isn’t a bad thing in this case. But only if you reserve your words and actions, control your emotions and live by your own standards.
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