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« Topic Start: January 05, 2008, 07:24:32 am »

I was surfing the net for information on Bast tonight, and came across a couple of doozies.

Teen Witch.com's page on religious persecution

My eyebrows just about shot off my forehead reading this one. And that was after I pulled them off the ceiling where they stuck from reading through the information on Bast.  Shocked

How often do you see a site putting this disclaimer next to a link?

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(OUTSIDE LINK to House of Netjer — NOTE: They do not want visitors from this web site, so if you visit their web site, do so quietly.)

*chuckle* I haven't explored further, unfortunately I ran out of salt. I plan to order a couple of tonnes tomorrow so I can get back there for another giggle. Cheesy

I have something of a morbid fascination with atrocious sites, so come on you lot, do your worst.

What is the worst pagan site you've found on the web?
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« Reply #1: January 05, 2008, 08:05:43 am »


Smoking pot is witchcraft??  So laws against such are persecuting religion?  Oh boy.  And I thought the fundie Christians had a persecition complex.
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« Reply #2: January 05, 2008, 10:02:16 am »

Smoking pot is witchcraft??  So laws against such are persecuting religion?  Oh boy.  And I thought the fundie Christians had a persecition complex.

That's what I thought.

I found this part of their entry on Apollo interesting:

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Abaris: A priest of Apollo, who, with the help of the God, fled from Scythia to Greece to avoid the plague. Apollo gave Abaris a golden arrow which made the priest invisible, and with which he cured diseases and performed oracles (prophesies and answers to questions).

I never heard of this myth before.  Has anyone?
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« Reply #3: January 05, 2008, 11:06:18 am »

Smoking pot is witchcraft??  So laws against such are persecuting religion?  Oh boy.  And I thought the fundie Christians had a persecition complex.

Lol, I may not think that pot should not be illegal but I had certainly never attributed the laws against it to religious persecution. Your right, that is one heck of a persecution complex.
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« Reply #4: January 05, 2008, 11:33:17 am »


ROTFLMAO omg...thank you so much for that I needed a laugh.
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« Reply #5: January 05, 2008, 11:43:45 am »

What is the worst pagan site you've found on the web?

This page has got my somewhere between confused, pissed off, and laughing my ass off: Goddess Plan Diet Introduction. Shocked
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« Reply #6: January 05, 2008, 11:56:31 am »

ROTFLMAO omg...thank you so much for that I needed a laugh.

I pretty much agree, though I think I lost a few points of IQ while browsing that...!
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« Reply #7: January 05, 2008, 11:57:41 am »

I was surfing the net for information on Bast tonight, and came across a couple of doozies.

Teen Witch.com's page on religious persecution


"Very few Americans realize that the persecution of cannabis is Christian (especially Roman Catholic) persecution of Witchcraft. Very few American cannabis users have any idea that they are engaging in Witchcraft, much less that they are being targetted for Witchcraft."

Wow. Just. Wow.
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« Reply #8: January 05, 2008, 02:23:23 pm »


Umm excuse me. Excuse Me! Uhh some of those things are true...

"The terms “Witch Hunt” and “Witch Trial” have entered the English language as slang expressions about patently unfair behaior, primarily by those in positions of power. it is often forgotten that these terms came into existence because of the very real historical practices of the Abrahamic religions, primarily Christianity, Islam, and Judaism.

    The killing of Witches and the killing of women wrongly accused of being Witches continues worldwide even today, mostly in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, South America, and Central America.

    It is important to become involved in the religious rights for Witches, especially in a time period when George Bush and other Christians are actively seeking a return to the Burning Times when Witches are killed without fair trials."

As far as I know, this is true. But...

"Growing, processing, transporting, distributing, possessing, and using herbs is an essential act of Witchcraft. The Christian Bible, Jewish Torah, and Islamic Koran all specifically and unambiguously outlaw Witchcraft with the death penalty. All U.S. federal judges are Christian or Jewish. A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court is Roman Catholic."

Yea, each sentence is true, but they don't connect. Don't try to connect them.

"Very few Americans realize that the persecution of cannabis is Christian (especially Roman Catholic) persecution of Witchcraft. Very few American cannabis users have any idea that they are engaging in Witchcraft, much less that they are being targeted for Witchcraft."

Oh come on! What the Hell? Sounds like something Mama Silver would say.

And I read some of the Witch's Rights Law and i thought to myself "If we can't pass a Non-discriminating law for Gays and Lesbians, then how can we hope to pass this law? The Gay community is way more populous and organized then our community.*sigh*"

But some of those things we can already do.

(h) Witches (and members of all religions) are free to make and burn candles and incenses.
(j) Witches (and members of all religions) are free to wear or display Witchcraft and magick (or other religious) symbols, except in cases where there is a genuine safety hazard equally applied to all jewelry.
(l) Witches (and members of all religions) are free to engage in any Witchcraft practice that does no harm.
Etc. etc.

And I don't know how creditable the Fort Hood incident is but I hope this didn't happen. 

I'll be back later to say some other things.
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« Reply #9: January 05, 2008, 02:29:19 pm »

This page has got my somewhere between confused, pissed off, and laughing my ass off: Goddess Plan Diet Introduction. Shocked

Huh (insert boggle eyed smiley here)! So a) we are all capable of becoming goddesses and b) you've got to be skinny to do it??? How much cultural appropriation and misinformation can one fit into one article about a diet??
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« Reply #10: January 05, 2008, 02:45:07 pm »


And I don't know how creditable the Fort Hood incident is but I hope this didn't happen. 


I didn't read his page on Fort Hood because I figured after the errors on the first page, there was no way my brain could handle anything else, but there were issues at Ft. Hood, so it's possible he covered them...it was fairly well publicized at the time.
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« Reply #11: January 05, 2008, 02:50:26 pm »

b) you've got to be skinny to do it???

Yea...I know...dude...look at all the fertility goddesses who were FAT. LOL
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« Reply #12: January 05, 2008, 03:15:07 pm »

a) we are all capable of becoming goddesses and b) you've got to be skinny to do it??? How much cultural appropriation and misinformation can one fit into one article about a diet??

They apparently know nothing about the Goddess of Willendorf...
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« Reply #13: January 05, 2008, 03:19:17 pm »

And I read some of the Witch's Rights Law and i thought to myself "If we can't pass a Non-discriminating law for Gays and Lesbians, then how can we hope to pass this law?

As far as I could tell (although I didn't read all the way to the bottom) there was nothing in that that isn't already a part of the law anyway, they just want the specific word witch thrown in.  Protection from assault?  Already there.  No codicil saying 'this law does not apply to witches'.  Candles and incense?  Anybody can make, buy, and posess them.

Jewelry and symbols?  I don't know of any that are illegal anyway, even really sucky ones, so where is the need for a special law?

I think the writers of that section got ahold of some legal-sounding phrases and jargon and wanted a chance to use them.  Witches are already protected in those things, by virtue of being people.  The site-owners just want to increase the teen-angsty feeling of persecution by implying that witches are out in the cold and regular laws don't cover them.

Protection against having your religions used against you in a custody case, I can see as being necessary, but asking that a witch defendant be judged by a witch judge is just strange.  After all, a Catholic judge does not have to recuse him/her self if the plaintiff is Jewish.

Smoke, mirrors, and gobbledegook, for the most part. 

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« Reply #14: January 05, 2008, 03:23:07 pm »

I think the writers of that section got ahold of some legal-sounding phrases and jargon and wanted a chance to use them.  Witches are already protected in those things, by virtue of being people.  The site-owners just want to increase the teen-angsty feeling of persecution by implying that witches are out in the cold and regular laws don't cover them.

Sounds like a cross between Lady Passion and Mama Silver. Roll Eyes
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