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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    No, witch doesn't have a negative connotation to practitioners. That would be silly.
    and it isn't "silly" that warlock has a negative connotation among practitioners?

    what makes the difference?
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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    and it isn't "silly" that warlock has a negative connotation among practitioners?

    what makes the difference?
    I think the negative connotation there is the same "negative connotation" that outdated slang has.
    It's just not a term that's used anymore, outside of bad genre novels.

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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    A lot of the pagan/Wiccan types I've known refer to themselves as "wiccans".

    Maybe that means "witches", I don't know.
    My understanding is that it's kind of like the whole writer/author thing: to refer to oneself as an "author" is presumptuous bordering on pompous (even if you are in fact an author and are referred to by others as such).
    Same with painters/artists.

    I think a lot of people feel more comfortable characterizing themselves by what they do (write, paint, practice Wicca/witchcraft) than adopting a title where these actions define them (author, artist, Witch).

    If that makes sense.
    As a teen, I knew teens who called themselves "witches".
    As an adult, the adult practitioners of wicca that I've encountered call themselves Wiccans.
    Depends on the person, of course. I jokingly call myself a witch, but when I practiced I NEVER called myself that. Mostly out of respect. I likened it to reading the bible, praying, going to church a bit and then calling yourself a priest. I didn't consider myself knowledgable or commited enough to the craft to seriously call myself a witch among other practitioners.

    I have noticed many taking the term "Wiccan". I kind of shunned that personally, because I focused on the "old ways" and "Wicca" is very new. However, I'm coming to accept that "Wiccan" is just a new word for the same very old practice I studied.


    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    and it isn't "silly" that warlock has a negative connotation among practitioners?

    what makes the difference?
    Because of the origins of the word "warlock". Which means "oathbreaker", iirc. It's mostly thanks to christians that the word is seen as negative. Which is why I mentioned there are some men who are trying to reclaim it.
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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    What...you mean you just jumped into a conversation without knowing where and what was being said? SHOCKING. And as inane as this conversation. Go back a few pages and read it yourself.
    I just didn't want to have to wade through the whole thread to find your first post. You have a better idea of where it is than I do. Apparently you would rather posture and act like I am the one out of line here. I'm sure people will take your word for it.
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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    This is so mindless...so...since there is no talk of the candidates or there positions...I'll just point out the obvious...

    While those on the left are continuing to have conniptions about ODonnells video clips, during that same time, Barrack Hussein Obama was smoking crack in state owned vehicles while he was a legislator in Illinois.

    The chick talks about things she did as a high school kid and adopts a puritan position that would make Jimmy Carter proud, Obama is smoking crack. And you question HER judgment?
    Oh, this is the post you are talking about.

    Yeah, you'd have a point if you had actually stopped after the first sentence. But instead you decided to be add something even more mindless.

    Thanks for giving everyone another chance to see this gem of a post.
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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    Where we at?

    Are they still circling the wagons around this ditz?

    Christine O'Donnell proved she has a 7th-Grade level understanding of the Constitution, today.

    Karl Rove's moment of clarity has come and gone..?? Too bad.

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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Because of the origins of the word "warlock". Which means "oathbreaker", iirc. It's mostly thanks to christians that the word is seen as negative. Which is why I mentioned there are some men who are trying to reclaim it.
    but I thought, "if it has a negative connotation to those ignorant of the the craft is irrelevant to those who practice"

    so again I ask, if it is silly to think witch would have a negative connotation (due to the opinion of the ignorant masses) why is it not silly that warlock has a negative connotation (due to the opinion of the ignorant masses)

    just doesn't seem consistant to me.
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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    You guys know she will be on Hannity tonight, right?

    We probably won't learn much from it though, because he'll be throwing powder puff questions at her and glowing at her like she's foot-jerking him under the table.

    But I want to see her try to act like future Senatorial material
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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    but I thought, "if it has a negative connotation to those ignorant of the the craft is irrelevant to those who practice"

    so again I ask, if it is silly to think witch would have a negative connotation (due to the opinion of the ignorant masses) why is it not silly that warlock has a negative connotation (due to the opinion of the ignorant masses)

    just doesn't seem consistant to me.
    Because of the origins of the word 'warlock', which means oathbreaker.

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    Re: Christine O'Donnell: 'I Dabbled in Witchcraft'

    O'Donnell has said so far that she fell behind on her mortgage because she was doing pro bono work for a woman who was going to be unplugged, and her $11K IRS tax lien was an admitted mistake by the IRS. (Somebody correct me if I heard her wrong).

    Also, I notice that she blinks a lot when she's lying.





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