Chris is an esteemed member of
online stregoneria community.
In the past 20+ years I've been into everything and if I haven't seen it 'all', at least I have seen most of it. I've been in and have associated with: several wicca covens, satanic covens, Temple of Set, feminist (w/ token males) circles; "native american" powwows, etc. I can vouch for their being completely out of their minds, wholly intollerant to anything Christian. It's just the spirit of the age, and a lot of "alternative " folks are contaminated.
Here, is his response to having been accused of prejudice against another person based on that other person's beliefs.
It wasn't her beliefs per se that I've protested -- despite the fact that she was wholly off base with the Blessed Mother as "Goddess" thing (typical of the "doing your own thing" religious shopping cart phenomenon). I've known plenty of NPs, wiccans, etc in the last two decades. They're all nice folks until, like Dracula, they see a crucifix and then they show their ugly sides. I've also made the mistake of piping up on forums such as the Witches Voice, and the list for the Odinic Rite -- not as an evangelist, but just as a normal reader -- as the witch that I am. Then, invariably, someone writes something tacky about Christianity, with the Catholic Church as a favorite punching bag, and then I chime in. That's when the gang-bang happens: and I then realize what some guys in prison feel like after they've accidentally dropped a bar of soap in the shower.
My apologies for being a prick, but I really, truly have no more tolerance for the "Catholicism was just a cover" bullshit. This is the only forum, aside from the Mexican curanderismo group, where I feel 'safe' being who I am, because it just isn't elsewhere. It's only in a forum such as this that truthful statements regarding traditional folk magical practices and Catholicism's role in these can be aired without the nasty attacks from anti-Christians (be their prejudice "soft", "hard" or otherwise). It's also a safe haven for people like me from other Catholics who would otherwise not understand this subject due to unfamiliarity with it. Unless one is brought up around practices such as these, then it's all considered demon worship anyway. In my predominanty Irish Catholic section of Pennsylvania, Italian Catholics are still sort of seen as "heathens" by some.
What a mess.
I agree whole-heartedly.
Posted by Rue at 09:29 AM.
I was all set to blog and podcast and my site was down. So, podcasts will have to resume this week.
In the meantime, I wish to bring your attention to the
Scungilli Shortage of 2005
. (audio file is in the upper-left-hand corner of the page)
Thank you, Solitario for bringing our attention to such an important issue.
Rue needs scungilli. ♥ ♥ ♥
Scungilli. Say it with me: "scoon-geellee
Posted by Rue at 08:56 AM.