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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Witches are bucking the religion trend, though it's kind of a sink-or-swim theology   (suntimes.com ) divider line
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2009-03-30 10:29:38 AM  
That trend isn't easy to buck.
Here's hoping they have lots o' luck.
When placed on the scale,
I fear that they'll fail
If they weigh as much as a duck.

/burn her
 
2009-03-30 10:48:23 AM  
+1 Would laugh again.
 
2009-03-30 10:58:34 AM  
Very small rocks.
 
2009-03-30 10:59:58 AM  
At least now when we burn witches we can use it to generate renewable power.
 
2009-03-30 11:16:46 AM  

rikdanger: Very small rocks.


Churches! Churches!
 
2009-03-30 11:18:49 AM  
Having seen a couple of these "covens" I've been wondering, is morbid obesity a requirement or is it merely encouraged?
 
2009-03-30 11:23:49 AM  
I bet that author is a witch. It's the only way to explain how an article with that high a ratio of poorly written sentences to content got published.
 
2009-03-30 11:31:54 AM  
Sybarite: Having seen a couple of these "covens" I've been wondering, is morbid obesity a requirement or is it merely encouraged?

They're trying to look like their "earth mother."
 
2009-03-30 11:32:49 AM  
Coincidentally, the popularity of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is also
on an upswing....

/Many friends who are witches
//They're just as screwed up as anyone else who is religious
 
2009-03-30 11:34:04 AM  
A duck.
 
2009-03-30 11:44:05 AM  

Sybarite: Having seen a couple of these "covens" I've been wondering, is morbid obesity a requirement or is it merely encouraged?


This reminds me of what I thought about when I first saw the Goth kids in an episode of South Park: why is it that this group of behaviors (Goth/Emo, Wicca, etc.) are so popular amongst overweight girls that they can be so easily stereotyped? Put differently, why is it so popular that we've all seen enough to understand the stereotype?

I don't have a great answer other than the "unpopular people often try to make themselves stand out farther in order to co-opt their own image". Anyone else have thoughts?
 
2009-03-30 11:44:47 AM  
farm4.static.flickr.com
 
2009-03-30 11:46:03 AM  

DjangoStonereaver: Coincidentally, the popularity of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is also
on an upswing....

/Many friends who are witches
//They're just as screwed up as anyone else who is religious


Having known a few myself, they are less likely to want to force everyone else to think and act the way they do. Of course, if it becomes mainstream enough, maybe they'll start that too.
 
2009-03-30 11:48:53 AM  
Apples!

tbn1.google.com
 
2009-03-30 11:50:59 AM  
Wiccanism? seriously?
Did the writer even talk to a wiccan?

/I'm not personally wiccan, just plain pagan at this point.
 
2009-03-30 11:57:11 AM  

mattharvest: Sybarite: Having seen a couple of these "covens" I've been wondering, is morbid obesity a requirement or is it merely encouraged?

This reminds me of what I thought about when I first saw the Goth kids in an episode of South Park: why is it that this group of behaviors (Goth/Emo, Wicca, etc.) are so popular amongst overweight girls that they can be so easily stereotyped? Put differently, why is it so popular that we've all seen enough to understand the stereotype?

I don't have a great answer other than the "unpopular people often try to make themselves stand out farther in order to co-opt their own image". Anyone else have thoughts?




I don't know, I see a lot of fat chicks wearing crossing and cradling bibles too.

When I was in college 10-15 years ago the Role-Playing game of choice was Vampire:The Masquerade and we never had a shortage of attractive co-eds wanting to play. Some were "gothy" but the vampire mystique drew "normal" females to an otherwise male hobby in good numbers.

I impression I always got was that females were drawn to the Witches/Vampire genre because it the topics had a lot of female empowerment in them.
 
2009-03-30 11:57:17 AM  

dillenger69: /I'm not personally wiccan, just plain pagan at this point.


Would it kill you to go chocolate pagan? Pagan with sprinkles? Something man, come on!
 
2009-03-30 12:08:12 PM  
I'm Catholic married to a Pagan who doesn't call himself Wiccan because of the awful teeny-booper-goth-witch sterotype.

I have a lot of pagan friends. There is a trend among the younger ones to go pagan to piss of their Christian parents. The ones who stay the course and continue their pagan faith into adult hood are either at the emotional level of perpetual teenagers (like Mr. Dawg's aunt) or they actually develop a strong faith in paganism (like Mr. Dawg).

We were married in the Catholic church by both a Catholic Priest and a Wiccan Priest. It was an awesome wedding, and went a long way toward teaching our friends - from both faiths - that the two faiths actually can get along with each other.

/end ramble
//typed while 15-month old was crawling on me, so forgive if it's disjointed
 
2009-03-30 12:08:13 PM  
But are there enough to build a house out of yet?
 
2009-03-30 12:14:16 PM  
Came in to see how long before there was a Monty Python reference. Post #1. That's about average.
 
2009-03-30 12:20:16 PM  
I'm a witch and I'm getting a ...


Ah, fark it.
 
2009-03-30 12:55:11 PM  
Lets use my larger scales
 
2009-03-30 12:58:01 PM  
ah, pagans and wiccans: people who would otherwise be nonreligious if it weren't for the fact that they feel compelled to have some kind of religion...


Wicca/Paganism is no goofier than Christianity or any other mainstream religion, but it seems like Christians, etc. are at least Christians because that's how they were raised and they don't know of anything different. Wicca seems to be a voluntary thing for people who should just know better.
 
2009-03-30 01:00:19 PM  
Ah yes, Wicca. A feel-good made up religion for fat morans with dyed hair and dark makeup. Oh noez, don't turn me into a frog bloated goth lady!

/Gnostic
//My magical thinking is better than your magical thinking
 
2009-03-30 01:00:21 PM  
FeedTheCollapse: ah, pagans and wiccans: people who would otherwise be nonreligious if it weren't for the fact that they feel compelled to have some kind of religion...


Wicca/Paganism is no goofier than Christianity or any other mainstream religion, but it seems like Christians, etc. are at least Christians because that's how they were raised and they don't know of anything different. Wicca seems to be a voluntary thing for people who should just know better.


Nah, Wicca/Pagan folks are just wanting to cry HELP, I'm being oppressed. SALEM WITCH HUNTS, SALEM WITCH HUNTS.
 
2009-03-30 01:01:22 PM  
FTA: On a recent Friday night, Witch School CEO Ed Hubbard visited the Occult Bookstore to talk on the topic of "Magick for the Masses."

I'm sorry, but Wicca is just as bogus as any other religion. There's been no evidence to their teachings or "magick."

I try to be a skeptical optimist about most religions, but they make it really difficult to have a real-life existence that actually effects humans equally without it turning into some status/class/social thing that people just join because they either really have faith in the myths, or they just want acceptance from other nutjobs.
 
2009-03-30 01:02:43 PM  
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/c35bo7 (cut and paste, NSFW)
 
2009-03-30 01:03:03 PM  

St_Francis_P: DjangoStonereaver: Coincidentally, the popularity of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER is also
on an upswing....

/Many friends who are witches
//They're just as screwed up as anyone else who is religious

Having known a few myself, they are less likely to want to force everyone else to think and act the way they do. Of course, if it becomes mainstream enough, maybe they'll start that too.


Its not exactly fringe stuff anymore, though, through movies
like THE CRAFT and such (as flawed as THE CRAFT was in its portrayal).

What amuses/bemuses me is that there are quite a few pagans who
are, in their own way, just as prejudiced against Christians as
Christians are against them. For people who tend to crow about
how intelligent/creative/wise they are and how much 'better' they
are, they can be prey to just the same foibles and follies as the
christian fundies they decry.

Proof that we're all human
 
2009-03-30 01:03:41 PM  
Wiccans and witches are for the most part all the same. It's basically a lonely hearts club for single, lonely chicks. As soon as they meet a great guy whose right for them and they fall in love, they drop it all like a bad habit.

It's easy to say that the infinite zodiac is responsible for the incompatibility of two people rather than owning up to the fact that some women just need to gather some self-esteem and self-respect and stop dating immature retards with severe mommy-complexes. Once they do meet the right person, it all just fades away...
 
2009-03-30 01:03:51 PM  
My religion is alcohol.
 
2009-03-30 01:05:56 PM  

dillenger69: Wiccanism? seriously?
Did the writer even talk to a wiccan?

/I'm not personally wiccan, just plain pagan at this point.


Came here to say exactly that.

Or, in other words This.
 
2009-03-30 01:07:29 PM  
gorgor
APPROVES
http://tinyurl.com/c35bo7 (cut and paste, NSFW)


Your post reminded me of this: Don't worry, it's SFW (new window)

Are you even trying anymore, gorgor?
 
2009-03-30 01:09:35 PM  
Gorgor,

Do you realize the lost productivity across America due to your shenanigans? If you could only behave yourself you would still be able to use those Link buttons and save us from having to cut and paste. Do you realize how much time and effort this takes? The economy is bad enough all ready without you adding to the down turn.
 
2009-03-30 01:10:57 PM  
Claude Ballse: Your post reminded me of this: Don't worry, it's SFW (new window)

Are you even trying anymore, gorgor?


Meh, it's Monday....
http://tinyurl.com/dbtbux (cut and paste)
 
2009-03-30 01:12:30 PM  

OmniPilot: Ah yes, Wicca. A feel-good made up religion for fat morans with dyed hair and dark makeup. Oh noez, don't turn me into a frog bloated goth lady!

/Gnostic
//My magical thinking is better than your magical thinking


They got it all from Crowley anyway ;-)
 
2009-03-30 01:13:32 PM  

farm machine: Gorgor,

Do you realize the lost productivity across America due to your shenanigans? If you could only behave yourself you would still be able to use those Link buttons and save us from having to cut and paste. Do you realize how much time and effort this takes? The economy is bad enough all ready without you adding to the down turn.


Hush, you. Can't you see that he's a creative soul, in need of an outlet? Don't squash him, or he'll turn into one of those school shooter types.
 
2009-03-30 01:14:23 PM  
farm machine: Gorgor,

Do you realize the lost productivity across America due to your shenanigans? If you could only behave yourself you would still be able to use those Link buttons and save us from having to cut and paste. Do you realize how much time and effort this takes? The economy is bad enough all ready without you adding to the down turn.


LOL, you said sheananigans:)
http://tinyurl.com/corbyj (cut and paste)
 
2009-03-30 01:17:52 PM  

St_Francis_P: OmniPilot: Ah yes, Wicca. A feel-good made up religion for fat morans with dyed hair and dark makeup. Oh noez, don't turn me into a frog bloated goth lady!

/Gnostic
//My magical thinking is better than your magical thinking

They got it all from Crowley anyway ;-)


^This
 
2009-03-30 01:19:10 PM  
bitsandpieces.us
 
2009-03-30 01:27:40 PM  

Sybarite: Having seen a couple of these "covens" I've been wondering, is morbid obesity a requirement or is it merely encouraged?


After listening to comments like "Who does she think she is looking like that", "She oughta be ashamed of herself" and even worse from the fine upstanding, forgiving, tolerant Christian church ladies it isn't surprising that they move to a faith where they're accepted without judgement. As Ghandi said: "I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. They are so unlike your Christ."
 
2009-03-30 01:32:14 PM  

Sybarite: Having seen a couple of these "covens" I've been wondering, is morbid obesity a requirement or is it merely encouraged?


Ever been to a "church?" Same thing.
 
2009-03-30 01:34:31 PM  

Sybarite: Having seen a couple of these "covens" I've been wondering, is morbid obesity a requirement or is it merely encouraged?


Wicca is Latin for "Fat Lesbians"
 
2009-03-30 01:35:07 PM  

ahnospell44: /Gnostic
//My magical thinking is better than your magical thinking

They got it all from Crowley anyway ;-)

^This


And Crowley got it from elsewhere too. That's how intellectual history works, my friends. Claiming you're the reincarnation of Ankh-af-na-khonsu, a medieval pope and Eliphas Levi will tend to do that.
 
2009-03-30 01:36:07 PM  

YoungSwedishBlonde: Wicca is Latin for "Fat Lesbians"


Just because they wouldn't sleep with you doesn't mean they're gay. Try washing off the Burger King stank next time first.
 
2009-03-30 01:38:51 PM  
I'm sorry, but Wicca is just as bogus as any other religion. There's been no evidence to their teachings or "magick."

Exactly. But unfortunately when you make the same statements about most religions you're called a bigot or a racist.
 
2009-03-30 01:39:01 PM  

dillenger69: Wiccanism? seriously?
Did the writer even talk to a wiccan?


That was a dead giveaway, I agree. I'm going to guess he's still using "Hindoo," "Mohammedianism," and "Popery" too.
 
2009-03-30 01:39:25 PM  
/Drops my Pentacle back under my shirt and slowly backs out of this thread. No need for an unholier than thou argument.
 
2009-03-30 01:40:06 PM  
Oh noes! The goth-haters are slamming the wiccans! When will the confusion stop?

Yes, there are more than a few plump people involved, but then there are the ones that look like Lorena McKennit, sic:
www.musicaldiscoveries.com
who, while not being of mind-blowing beauty is of healthy weight and decent features. And then, most rare of all, are the ones that look like Alyson Hannigan, sic:
sushi.cementhorizon.com.

The trick of it is, it's a population group, much like any other, that has a vast majority of meh looking people, with derivations of the more or less attractive arraigned about them.

/I really only added this post to not seem like a perv for searching out Alyson Hannigan pics.
 
2009-03-30 01:41:49 PM  

Somacandra: YoungSwedishBlonde: Wicca is Latin for "Fat Lesbians"

Just because they wouldn't sleep with you doesn't mean they're gay. Try washing off the Burger King stank next time first.


No, because they like to munch on carpet means they're gay. Oh, and I'm a McDonalds kinda guy too.
 
2009-03-30 01:43:18 PM  

Shadow Blasko: /Drops my Pentacle back under my shirt and slowly backs out of this thread. No need for an unholier than thou argument.


Probably for the best, unfortunately. Mike Thomas, the "religion" reporter for the paper, couldn't even get basic facts and spelling in the article. Anyone who uses the term "so-called" when referring to NRM's obviously runs that newsbeat by default, because he has absolutely no training in the historical literature.
 
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