I’m kind of annoyed by the news and politics. Both are once again trying to portay witchcraft as evil. I’m not a political person, nor really a religious person. My beliefs only matter to me, none other, but I do get irritated at people’s ignorance. I’m very tired of bible-thumpers. But I’m also just tired of prejudice and ignorance towards things/people that are different. That’s the ultimate rant here, though witchcraft spawned it.

Below is a snippit of what got me annoyed and then I posted a comment on the article that I’ll post below this snippit:

“O’Donnell’s comments about witchcraft were made during a 1999 taping of comedian Bill Maher’s “Politically Incorrect” show.

“I dabbled into witchcraft. I never joined a coven,” she said on the show, a clip of which hit the Internet as O’Donnell canceled Sunday appearances on two national news shows, citing commitments to attend church and the GOP picnic in Delaware. (she’s a conservative Christian)

“I hung around people who were doing these things. I’m not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do,” O’Donnell told Maher.

“One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn’t know it. I mean, there’s little blood there and stuff like that,” she said. “We went to a movie and then had a little midnight picnic on a satanic altar.”

My response to the article:

I love how witchcraft is being spun as yet again an “evil” practice. The ignorance of people really gets me steamed. Learn before you speak about that which you do not know. Just as with any religion, there are good and bad sides to it. There is a balance to everything. There is not white or black, light or dark, there is always both. Stop being ignorant. Instead of fearing the unknown, learn about it, and lose the fear. Knowledge is power. Most pagans or those who dabble in witchcraft are peaceful peoples, there is never sacrifice or blood used in rituals. Only herbs, water, and whatever the earth can provide. Keyword here is most, not all. But there are still always 2 sides to every story. Please educate yourselves out there, stop shunning those who are different, just because you are afraid. If you can open your hearts (and minds) up to those out there in the world, you’ll find it’s quite amazing and there are many amazing, beautiful people out there that you are missing out on.