In addition Rhyd also said the following in the same thread:
“Dionysos has yet to send a DMCA takedown notice for this writer’s adjectival use of His Holy Sacred Name.
We’d be happy to oblige…I’m sure He could just use the same forms He sent Nietzsche.
But actually…there are quite a few anarchists painting His name as graffiti on Christian churches here in France…maybe He is busy helping the riot police track them down for trademark violation?”
While I know little of the “mad god” personally, I’m pretty sure that he’s not going to do any legal action. However, if Rhyd turns up ripped to piece by his loved ones in typical Dionysian fashion, this deus of law is going to consider that legal claim to C&D.
Still, lovely to see our friends at “Gods and Radicals” are all about pulling the same kind of shit Atheists have been doing to Christians, and Christians have been doing to Pagans. The “Elijah Strategy” has always been one of utmost respect. Or whatever that prophet’s name was. 😛
Virginia Carper said:
Could you review for me the Elijah strategy – I am not familiar with that.
Lucius Svartwulf Helsen said:
okay, now it’s been a few years so i might be getting my prophet wrong, but here it goes.
“the children of israel had once again turned away from YHVH and begun to worship the native Canaanite gods, especially Ba’al. God, pissed that his revenue streams of faith, souls, and money were being coopted, anointed the prophet Elijah to go out and fix this shit.
So Elijah goes, and does what he can, and one of the things he does is set up a “contest.” He gathers a bunch of the Israeli Pagans and says “let’s set up two alters, both stacked high with wood and meat, and whoseever God lights the fire to accept the sacrifice is the true god.”
And the Pagans, seeing that sacrifices are good, agreed. So they both set up altars, load them up with meat, and begin to pray and sing and call upon the Gods. Neither of the pyres lights up. The Pagans prey harder, there’s a bit where Elija douses his alter with “water” to give them an edge, and as the day go along he taunts them with things like “Well, maybe Ba’al is just asleep, pray louder” or “mabye Ba’al is taking a walk, be louder still” and generally being a complete ass about “well, I’m sure he’ll show up, you are faithful after all.”
the story ends when I think a bolt of lighting flies out, hits Elijah’s alter, and sets it on fire with such force that it consumes both altars.”
So, not unlike Rhyd’s “well, I’m sure Dionysus would send us a DMCA notice if he didn’t like us doing this.”