You're Not a Witch-But You're Not Me Either

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Really Christine? REALLY?!

I am not a huge follower of what is going on in the news sometimes. I can't even claim that I know much of any major news stories. I really try to keep my hand out of these types of topics when it comes to writing, and I tried to avoid this one altogether. A friend of mind on Facebook posted a link to The SNL video posted below and I almost died laughing. That is really what made me write this. The idea that it is finally recognized as being so completely ridiculous it HAD to be made fun of.

I first came across the news story while sifting through my Yahoo main page and I was tickled at what I had just witnessed. Previous interest was piqued by purely just seeing her name mentioned so much. Then The Politically Incorrect video came out and I was seeing all kinds of stories titled "Christine O'Donnell-Dabbled in Witchcraft". I was confused and slightly intrigued, until I actually watched the video in question.

I will go ahead and come right out and say this. I am in fact Pagan. If this was not a well known fact about me before it has just been confirmed. So, naturally I was curious about the video.

Still shot of Christine O'Donnell on Politically Incorrect Oct. 29, 1999
Still shot of Christine O'Donnell on Politically Incorrect Oct. 29, 1999 | Source

The Thing That Started It All

I believe I read somewhere that the reason this video surfaced was Bill Maher was trying to get her attention. He wanted an interview with her and he was prepared to dig up all kinds of old videos to lure her in. A bit of a dirty trick, but I suppose it may have been effective, as it got her attention. Here is what really bugs me though, in the video she had stated..." One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar and I didn’t know it, and there was a little blood there and stuff like that.”

That really does irk me in a way that only a statement like that could. If you want to worship Satan on your own time, by all means, I won't judge your choice. To say "I dabbled in witchcraft" and "satanic altar" and think you mean the same thing is just plain wrong.

In the video it is almost as if she is boasting but talking about things she really knew nothing about. I would just like to set the record straight though, Witches don't worship Satan.

The Comment That Started It All

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Even If She Were....

Christine O'Donnell coming out with the "I'm Not A Witch, I'm You" ad is obviously her way of trying to save face. In her doing so, I'm sure, has alienated a good portion of her supporters who are Pagan. (If there were any to begin with that is) I cannot speak for ALL of them, but to me it seems she is just digging her hole deeper. Even if she WERE a witch... I would say she is far from being me.

For Your Amusement-SNL

Laugh It Off

  Understanding some people sometimes is tough, understanding anyone all the time is impossible. She has made her bed, and I hope she realized her mistake and that she understands that perhaps a little tact goes a long way.

  Until the time comes when everyone the world over can understand, appreciate, and practice Love, the World must learn to be tolerant and forgiving of certain things. I understand that 11 years ago when the initial comment was made, she may have been a different person. A lot can happen to a person in 11 years, but present day she probably should have thought that Ad campaign video through a little better. All we can do is laugh about it though for now. 

Delaware Wiccan Speaks Out on Christine O'Donnell

"Among those Wiccans in Delaware, how has the reaction been to Christine O'Donnell's comments?
There was a lot of eye rolling. It obscures the actual issues involved [in Wicca]. Who knows what she did or dabbled in when she was in high school. I doubt very seriously that she knows what it was. Certainly I do not think that she has any concept about what witchcraft, Wicca or paganism actually is. I doubt very seriously whether she has any concept of what Satanism actually is."

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BenjaminB 6 years ago

That SNL clip was too funny,I caught it on HULU yesterday. As soon as I saw your title I immediately figured that's what this Hub was about. I didn't know it was really a spoof on a real life person though,interesting and well reported Sogno.


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SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio Author

Oh yeah... that really happened lol. It just tickled me that SNL realized it was ridiculous enough to do that. I have been a huge follower and lover of SNL since I was little, they rarely disappoint lol. Some people shouldn't be allowed to speak in public sometimes though lol


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Sunny Robinson 6 years ago from Tennessee

I thought maybe she just misspoke. You know how people say they bleed and poop just like everyone else? Maybe that's what she meant, lol. I dunno, I'm like you in the sense that I keep out of those kind of topics.

This was well-written, hun.


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SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio Author

If you haven't watched the initial video I posted where she talks about it on Politically Incorrect then it doesn't make as much sense... she really comes across as trying to boast and not really knowing so much about what she is talking about... I will find a captioned copy for you too see or tell you what she actually said through the whole thing.


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FightOffYrDemons 6 years ago from Pensacola, Florida

This woman is about as wacked as Palin. There's other videos out there of her on PI that Maher has been releasing weekly until she comes on his show.

Every politician tries to put out there exactly what she's explicitly saying - "I'm you." Some do it better than others. Sarah Palin can do it by pandering to the "aw shucks, I have three kids and I stand on traditional values" deal. No politician out there is like (most of) us. It's impossible. There has to be a level of disconnect in being a politician - you're spending all of your time pandering and compromising with a huge amount of interests and lobbyists. And no politician isn't full of money, and empty promises. It's the nature of politics.

There is a way that politicians are "us". As Carlin said, people who complain about how politicians suck have no idea what they're talking about. These people don't fall out of some alternate universe - they come from OUR country, states, cities, churches, and schools. It's not the politicians who suck. It's the PEOPLE who suck.


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SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio Author

I dislike her general approach to the situation. She is, like you said is wacked. Some people amaze me sometimes. lol


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

How will people take a woman who has admitted dabbling in witchcraft - serious? I know America wants its politicians to be squeaky clean, and how hard is that to find these days? Pretty hard. But that expectation is what will hold O' Donnell back. I don't think she is any more weird than the next person. And I am British, not American so it does not affect me directly. But the public are conditioned to have certain standards. And then the conservatives have their own agenda too. They will berate her for not conforming or "fitting in". Two words that disgust me. Ugh. Anyway, a very interesting hub. Cheers!


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SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio Author

I guess she thought she would get away with it and the tape would never surface? I'm not sure, but what I do know is that not even 3 years before that she was on a "Christ crusade" type thing doing an anti-masturbation campaign on MTV. So somehow in the time span of when she was in school and having this "date" until 1996 when she stood up against premarital sex of any kind for God she believed she "dabbled" in witchcraft when it was quite obvious she didn't know what it was at all. I think her admitting it in the first place was probably not the best choice ... well... HOW she said it anyway.


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Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

It has always been amazing to me that someone would care what another thinks of them, let alone try to respond to their stupidity. I answer only to God first and myself second. No one else is that important. God gave me life. I owe Him more than I can ever repay. He is the only one that counts.

Brother Dave.


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Lady Guinevere 6 years ago from West Virginia

The real stupidity of all this is that some religious fundies will, no doubt, think that witches and pagans really do worship Satan and use this to "prove" it. So much mis information is spewing forth from these groups and what for--to SAVE the World! I think we shall leave that to Pinky and The Brain! LOL

Thanks for sharing this.


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SognoPiccolo 6 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio Author

Thank you both for stopping by and reading!.

@Dave you are right... people SHOULDN'T care what anyone else thinks, but at the same time knowing when to keep your mouth shut is a huge problem...sadly I suffer from that problem myself too lol.

@Lady Guinevere Yes, that is a major issue that is held amongst the Pagan community. Can't worship something you don't believe in...and Pinky and the Brain ROCKS!

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