Earth Day – The Green Faux Religion Pagan Knockoff Day

Welcome to Earth Day!

The Green Religion “knock off” of a pagan earth and life celebration “holiday”.

Given as the original Pagan rites were more appropriate to an actual appreciation of life and the earth that nurtures it, I would suggest a celebration more along those lines.

Activities such as:

A long “drive in the country” to appreciate the beauty and wealth of nature.

A barbecue or similar fire based feasting. Preferably involving grilled meat and good grog. (Hey, it’s the Pagan thing to do! Pig ribs and other ‘game’ bones found in abundance, often charred, at Pagan ritual sites… “ritual” also know as “Party at The Chief’s Place!! BYOB – Bring Your Own Boar…”

Since bonfires to light up the night are now likely to get you arrested in most urban or suburban areas (unless, of course, you are having a nice riot at Berkeley to protest folks who think) it is preferred now to run your home lighting and exterior lighting “full on” to drive away the dismal darkness… and the dismal dark souls…

That’s the short list, I’m sure folks can think of more ways to celebrate this Earth!

Had I time and ambition enough, and more friends to help, I’d have put a pig in the ground at Midnight for a slow roast Hawaiian Luau Pig… But as the spouse and I can barely get through one ham in a month or two, that’s a bit much. I suspect either a 1/2 ham, or maybe some lamb chops. I still have a bit of manzanita wood ( h/t P.G.) to use in the BBQ!

So enjoy this real pagan traditional approach to Earth Day. Celebrate the unending bounty of resources it supplies with a good old hoe down / bbq / party on / what floats your boat!

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About E.M.Smith

A technical managerial sort interested in things from Stonehenge to computer science. My present "hot buttons' are the mythology of Climate Change and ancient metrology; but things change...
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10 Responses to Earth Day – The Green Faux Religion Pagan Knockoff Day

  1. omanuel says:

    The US National Academy of Sciences sponsored the “March for Science” to try to divert public attention from the harsh reality of a corrupt alliance between the US NAS and money-hungry politicians.

    This Republican member of Congress reports that he was required to pay to the Republican Party:

    _ a.) $200,000 a year to serve as the Republician member of a Congressional Committee;

    _b.) $400,000 a year to serve as the Republican Chair of the Congressional Committee.

  2. omanuel says:

    After reading the first part of the above book, knowing how corruption of science destroyed our democracy, and having irrefutable evidence the US NAS has misused public research funds to deceive the public about the source of energy that made our elements and sustains human life, . . .

    I wonder if it may be time now for skeptics to help Trump build a prosecution case against the US NAS for endangering the public safety?

  3. p.g.sharrow says:

    Burnt offerings of aromatic Manzanita smoke, beef and a wave offering of manzanita charcoal filtered, aged brandy in a celebration of the greening earth’s promised largess. The very wet rainy season here in Northern California has already blessed us with a bumper crop of vegetation growth so there will be a copious amount of smoke this Summer. WE are blessed indeed. ;-)…pg

  4. Gary says:

    My daughter and I went for a hike and some flyfishing today. We love the New England woods on a cool spring day.

  5. philjourdan says:

    You bring the pig, I will bring enough appetites to finish it off!

    I wish I could do a drive in the country, but I was stuck in the office all day. Today too!

  6. E.M.Smith says:

    Some friends did a luau for their wedding (she was from Hawaii). One pig fed dozens with plenty left over… I think it was a small one… about 100 pounds… They even had banana leaves flown in from Hawaii as they wanted it 100% authentic ( that is: Mom’s home cooking comfort food does not like changes…) so hopefully you have a few dozen close friends for a whole pig….

    It was remarkably good and tender… cooked overnight underground… bits rolled up in banana leaves especially. Now I want a banana tree… and to live somewhere they grow :-)

  7. Larry Ledwick says:

    Just a reminder of where all this earth day stuff started, predictions from 1970.

  8. E.M.Smith says:

    Especially like this one:

    13. “The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.” — Kenneth Watt

  9. Another Ian says:


    This fits better here than “tips” IMO after your quote

    A list of 124 years of failed climate predictions at

  10. M Simon says:

    I was hoping for naked dancing girls. I suppose that costs extra.


    On another note:

    I figured out why casino guy Sheldon Adelson wants prohibition to continue. Casinos launder money. An end to prohibition would hurt his business.

    Funny enough Trump plans to nominate a casino guy for Drug Czar.

    Just how blatant can you get – without people noticing?


    And FYI – Trump is a casino guy. What are the odds he doesn’t know how it works?

    I highly recommend this search:

    “resorts international” “castle bank” richard nixon

    In other words – this game goes back to Nixon – if not further.

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