The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum (Archive Board)
May 06, 2021, 12:24:15 am *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: This is our Read Only Archive Board (closed to posting July 2011). Join our new vBulletin board!
 
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 06, 2021, 12:24:15 am

Login with username, password and session length
Donate!
The Cauldron's server is expensive and requires monthly payments. Please become a Bronze, Silver or Gold Donor if you can. Donations are needed every month. Without member support, we can't afford the server.
TC Staff
Important Information about this Archive Board
This message board is The Cauldron: A Pagan Forum's SMF Archive Board. It is closed to new memberships and to posting, but there are over 250,000 messages here that you can still search and read -- many full of interesting and useful information. (This board was open from February 2007 through June 2011).

Our new vBulletin discussion board is located at http://www.ecauldron.com/forum/ -- if you would like to participate in discussions like those you see here, please visit our new vBulletin message board, register an account and join in our discussions. We hope you will find the information in this message archive useful and will consider joining us on our new board.
Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
Author Topic: Modern witch hunts?  (Read 2406 times)
r2squared
Journeyman
***
Last Login:July 15, 2011, 11:52:35 am
United States United States

Religion: not sure yet
Posts: 125


Blog entries (0)

Timothy Bloodworth


Ignore
« Topic Start: April 22, 2011, 02:58:14 am »

I was reading one of the threads on here and I came across someone who brought up this term.

...does that still happen? I'm sure in some rural parts of the country where there aren't a lot of open minded people it could. It's just hard for me to wrap my mind around it. I mean, sure persecution happens every day. To people of different races, different colors, different sexualities, and even different religions.

I wonder...I was talking to one of the Witches who own an occult shop here in my city and she warned me about people who still persecute witches. Is there a group or something out there that's still hardcore devoted to hunting us?
Logged

I'm on the right track, baby.

Welcome, Guest!
You will need to register and/or login to participate in our discussions.

Read our Rules and Policies and the Quoting Guidelines.

Help Fund Our Server? Donate to Lyricfox's Cancer Fund?

catja6
Board Staff
Staff
Adept Member
***
Last Login:November 28, 2020, 08:41:38 pm
Canada Canada

Religion: Hellenic Pagan
Posts: 1119


Blog entries (0)


« Reply #1: April 22, 2011, 03:30:55 am »


There are actual witch hunts going on in places like Nigeria, but that has nothing to do with western Neopagans. 

Frankly, you are far more likely to be a target for violence or harassment if you're a woman, or GLBTQ, or a gender non-conformist, or a person of color -- any kind of visible minority.

That's not to say that Neopagans don't face harassment and persecution, because it definitely happens, and the shop owner you spoke to may have had to deal with vandalism, paperwork that mysteriously goes "missing," etc.  And Pat Robertson types are fond of fulminating against Pagans in general (along with feminists, Muslims, gay people, etc.).  But a lot of the crap that Neopagans may have to deal with ties into broader issues of Christian hegemony that disprivilege those who are not Christian, but they tend to be more subtle.
Logged
Star
Message Board Coordinator
Senior Staff
Grand Adept Member
****
Last Login:January 12, 2013, 08:36:08 am
United States United States

Religion: Hellenic Reconstructionist
TCN ID: star
Posts: 9033


Etcetera, Whatever

Blog entries (0)

ilaynay starcr
WWW
« Reply #2: April 22, 2011, 05:57:52 am »

I was reading one of the threads on here and I came across someone who brought up this term.

In addition to what Catja said:  The term "witch hunt" is also commonly used as a metaphor for a particular hostile and accusatory mindset of society, without necessarily meaning to indicate that actual witches (or people believed to be actual witches, I should say) are involved.
Logged

"The mystery of life is not a problem to be solved but a reality to be experienced."
-- Aart Van Der Leeuw

Main Blog:  Star's Journal of Random Thoughts
Religious Blog:  The Song and the Flame
I can also now be found on Goodreads.
tommyboy13
Newbie
*
Last Login:June 16, 2011, 03:04:28 pm
United States United States

Religion: atheist
Posts: 2

Blog entries (0)

WWW

Ignore
« Reply #3: June 16, 2011, 01:40:38 pm »

I know they have a lot of spirit hunts or "Ghost" hunts but definitely not witch hunts. This is the kind of stuff I'm talking about http://www.sekyghosts.com/links.html
Logged

*Link Removed*
SunflowerP
Staff
Grand Adept Member
***
Last Login:May 05, 2021, 06:20:17 pm
Canada Canada

Religion: Eclectic Wicca-compatible religious Witch (Libertarian Witchcraft)
TCN ID: SunflowerP
Posts: 5485


Blog entries (0)

WWW
« Reply #4: June 16, 2011, 10:55:34 pm »

Hi, tommyboy13,

Just a quick note:  Please remember to quote, even if you're just replying to the first message in the thread.  It makes the discussion easier to follow, and it's required by our rules.

This isn't a formal warning, just a reminder.  No reply is necessary, but if you have questions or need clarification, please feel free to contact a member of staff privately.

Thanks!

Sunflower, TC Forum Staff
Logged

Don't teach your grandmother to suck eggs!
I do so have a life.  I just live part of it online.
“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others
to live as one wishes to live.” - Oscar Wilde
My blog "If You Ain't Makin' Waves, You Ain't Kickin' Hard Enough", at Dreamwidth and LJ

Donor Ad: Become a Silver or Gold Donor to get your ad here.

Tags:
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Add bookmark  |  Print  
 
Jump to:  
  Portal   Forum   Help Rules Search Chat (Mux) Articles Login Register   *

* Share this topic...
In a forum
(BBCode)
In a site/blog
(HTML)


Related Topics
Subject Started by Replies Views Last post
N.Y. Teacher Fights Modern-Day 'Witch Trial'
Religious News
LyricFox 12 4135 Last post March 28, 2007, 10:53:03 pm
by sara_marie
Hellenism (Modern Day)
Paganism For Beginners
phoenix_goddess91 13 8087 Last post April 14, 2008, 04:54:59 pm
by LyricFox
The Modern Olympics « 1 2 3 »
Ta Hiera Hellenic Polytheism SIG
Melamphoros 35 12160 Last post August 13, 2008, 05:30:25 pm
by LyricFox
Modern Temples « 1 2 »
Reformed Kemeticism SIG
Bastemhet 19 6211 Last post January 02, 2010, 08:37:07 pm
by Setnakht
Good Witch/ Bad Witch?
Humor and Quizzes
Dark Midnight 2 1906 Last post December 01, 2010, 10:10:57 am
by Tana
EU Cookie Notice: This site uses cookies. By using this site you consent to their use.


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2006-2008, Simple Machines
TinyPortal v0.9.8 © Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.05 seconds with 38 queries.