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« Reply #13: January 25, 2008, 05:20:07 pm »

As for Bonewits' 'stabs at Satanists'. I'm not sure the author is right about Bonewits' 'hate' of them. Reading his definition I would have just thought that he tried to draw a line as sharp (or thick?) as possible to counter the prejudice that all Pagans worship Satan. I don't see any definite hate in the stuff the author quoted. And intolerance doesn't have to be based on hate. (Even if it is often.) But maybe he really does 'hate' them, it's possible. I just don't see evidence in those quotes. (Or maybe that's just a fact everyone but me knows?  Huh )

(Note: I haven't talked to Isaac about this is ages, so this could be out of date.)  As I recall from discussions with Isaac, it's not that he hates Satanists, just that:

1) he does not believe that they are Pagans.

2) he believes that they only want to be part of the Pagan community because it helps to legitimize them.

3) he thinks that allowing them to be part of the Pagan community hurts the non-Satanist part of the community by association.
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