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You're Not a Witch-But You're Not Me Either
I'm Not A Witch, I'm You-ad
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.
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
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."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,2023973,00.html?xid=rss-topstories#ixzz1274jvr00