September 18, 2010
As Hecate Is My Witness, I Never Dabbled into Witchcraft
Not even once. Oh, I knew a lot of witches; I was even (common-law) married to one at one point. But even she will tell you that I was never, ever into witchcraft at all: no covens, no cauldrons, no bells, books, nor candles.
I consider witchcraft (or Wicca) to be puerile, usually leftist, wish-fulfillment twaddle. Besides, I'm allergic to all those "blessed wanna-bes." (Stolen from Willow on the Buffy the Vampire Slayer tv series.)
I consider Wicca a nonsensical non-religion, fit only for ridicule. (E.g., Brad Linaweaver's short story, "My Wiccan, Wiccan Ways," found most easily on page 223 of Clownface.)
By stark contrast, I am an ordained Archdruid in the Reformed Druids of North America, and I used to dabble into [or alongside of] Discordianism on the side. On both sides, actually.
We druids are not a bunch of hysterical, middle-aged, planetoid, political lesbians and their PWed girly-men, acting out Gardnerian fantasies of a non-existent, matriarchal "Old Religion;" we're stuffy pseudo-academics and self-styled scholars of esoteric and useless lore... it's completely different.
But as Nuadha of the Silver Hand and Eris, Goddess of Chaos are my witnesses, I never thought witches could fly. And I never dabbled into [or onto, or under] witchcraft. (All right, I did read Drawing Down the Moon, and I once observed a Dianic sabat led by Marion Zimmer Bradley; but I vow I was cynical and jaded throughout the entire ritual.)
There is only one outright lie in this entire post.
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, September 18, 2010, at the time of 4:24 PM
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The following hissed in response by: Mr. Michael
Okay, I'll bite: What page is it REALLY on?
The following hissed in response by: Dishman
Heh. I describe myself as Discordian.
It's tactically advantageous in some debates.
Particularly the bit about blasphemy.
The following hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh
I refuse on principle to support any tenets of Discordianism, including the principle that Discordians must refuse on principle to support any tenets of Discordianism.
The above hissed in response by: Dafydd ab Hugh at September 19, 2010 10:41 AM
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