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wookie72 Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-10 06:06 PM
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The witches I have known
It's really weird to hear about the whole witchcraft/O'Donnell thing, because I've know a few Wiccans/witches/pagans (they have all used the different names) over the past two decades, and they have all been to a person extremely kind and interesting. For the most part, they have a sort of postmodern approach to their religion, namely that they don't believe in the literal ability to control reality through spells, but to get themselves in tune with their energy and thoughts. (If you don't believe it, fine. But these people are sincere and quite intelligent.) I actually, sigh, "dabbled" in it, but I found it too difficult. I found a mix of liberal Christianity and Buddhism fits me better.

Anyway, yes, it makes O'Donnell look rather silly. But don't let it tarnish the real witches.
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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-10 08:27 PM
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1. I also know several witches ...
and I agree that they have a interesting religion that is far kinder then most other religions.

I admire the Wiccan Rede and the Three-fold law:

An it harm none, do what ye will.

The Rule of Three (also Three-fold Law or Law of Return) is a religious tenet held by some Wiccans. It states that whatever energy a person puts out into the world, be it positive or negative, will be returned to that person three times. Some subscribe to a variant of this law in which return is not necessarily threefold.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_Three_%28Wiccan%29

The witches I know don't ride brooms or worship Satan.

Whatever O'Donnell was involved with, I don't believe that it was Wicca.
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wookie72 Donating Member (675 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-19-10 10:50 PM
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2. my guess is she was involved with a horny teenage male
The kind of guy who thought she would be impressed with crazy stuff.
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