witchcraft

An Outsiders Description of the Tea Bagged Right's Fantasy 'Neverland'

Further explorations of the Tea-Bagged Right's 'Neverland' fantasy world, taken from an ongoing discussion at DelphiForums. Here, one of the folks mentions a common element to a popular form of "I've found Jesus" stories, and my response. Feel free to pick up the conversation in the comments below.

>> It's common in some right-wing Christian circles to claim 'dabbling in Witchcraft' before they found Jesus as a way to strengthen their conversation story.

Those stories almost always fall apart when looked at by any actual Modern Pagan and/or Witch. <<

Those stories use a type of common myth-perception that reinforces the need to ~not~ bother to verify facts, as those facts would shatter their ongoing narrative with shards of awareness from the realm of reality.

That won't do for those who prefer to live in the comfy-zone of mentally unchallenged thought and wild conspiracy-theory based fantasy.

From the piece that I'd posted on ePluribus Media yesterday:

All we need now to complete the set is some idiot with a name starting with "C" who claims to have dabbled in witchcraft and clearly can't tell the different between between witchcraft (which, in modern usage as a religion, generally refers to neopaganism) and satanism...

Oh, wait -- nevermind.

If any of their fellow myth-perceiving Tea Bagged masses happen to stumble across the article, they'll have the ability to read the linked Wikipedia citations.

The vast majority won't, judging from past experience. A few enterprising ones may check to see where the link goes and will likely announce "Wikipedia? That's not a reliable source!" and the rest of the rabble will take up the call like a shield, reinforcing their collective mental shield against any assault of information or reason and protecting their groupthink mentality from harm.

It's what they do.

The New Meaning of 'Self-Sacrifice'

From Ashley Todd's self-inflicted backwards "B" to Beth Storro's self-inflicted acid attack, we have the beginning of a new "ABCs of Self-Sacrifice" for Jesus, for God and country.

All we need now to complete the set is some idiot with a name starting with "C" who claims to have dabbled in witchcraft and clearly can't tell the different between between witchcraft (which, in modern usage as a religion, generally refers to neopaganism) and satanism...

Oh, wait -- nevermind. It's a good thing Christine O'Donnell is such a strong spokeperson for the Tea Party and "values movement." She can quickly rise up through the ranks of Tea Party apostate and become a co-chair of Fantasyland with Sarah Palin, who has ~also~ dabbbled in "witchcraft" -- African witchcraft, in fact -- as part of her holy "Christian" background.

I'm sure America and the world would just love to see what kind of damage restoration these two wackos -- and all their friends -- have in store for us.

 

Cockfighting, Congo-Style

Earlier this week, news reports out of the Congo carried stories that should make any enterprising marketers of male enhancement products sit up and take notice:

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Lynchings in Congo as penis theft panic hits capital
By Joe Bavier

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Police in Congo have arrested 13 suspected sorcerers accused of using black magic to steal or shrink men's penises after a wave of panic and attempted lynchings triggered by the alleged witchcraft.
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...um...what?!?

While Kinshasa's police chief Jean-Dieudonne Oleko was tempted to say that it was all just one big joke, others claimed that it was all to real:

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Just yesterday here, there was a man who was a victim. We saw. What was left was tiny," said 29-year-old Alain Kalala
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I imagine that the market for Extenz or Viagra would make a killing over there, especially if sold with the cooperation of local tribal leaders or "public service" sorcerers, if there is any such thing...