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  •  That's because they believe in it, both their's (6+ / 0-)

    and the other kinds.

    Think about it. You get a bunch of prayer warriors together to pray for the demise of a hated politician or an activist judge--

    Does that sound more or less like a coven working maleficia?

    Seriously, most modern Covens have more ethics than that. But in reality, the Christians in some ways are only projecting their own practices [really unethical ones] on other religious groups they hate or disapprove of or fear.

    When a bunch of em get together to Name it and Claim it, tell me how that is different than some of the most basic lessons Crowley taught?

    The major difference between their kind of Witchcraft and the Other, is simply their labeling of the source. The Witch's only true sin is to claim some or part of this comes from within themselves or is directed by themselves.

    The Christians make it all right by claiming it to be the Will-o-God, that they are merely tools in his hands, rather than being the co-creator or a shaper of reality.

    •  "Will-o-God" is o.k. with me, except that (2+ / 0-)
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      "will-o-people" have everything to do with the 'choice.' And if this "Witch" thingy is guilty of arrogance, then a whole bunch of people I can count of, especially among the current Republicans and religious fundamentalists, are wearing long and pointy black hats.

      Just saying.

      "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

      by zenox on Fri May 11, 2012 at 06:35:22 PM PDT

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      •  My point exactly. (1+ / 0-)
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        Excusing such immoral acts is way worse IMHO than simply owning the doll with the pins.

        Just saying: Sin Boldly.

        •  Apropos doll with pins (1+ / 0-)
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          That is supposedly a practice of european witches (where they were call popettes), not Voodoo. In Voodoo, there are special dolls designed for healing rituals.

          FOSI: Full Of Shit Information - Both my sister and I are trivia freaks...

          by Spoc42 on Sat May 12, 2012 at 05:55:13 AM PDT

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          •  Dolly is an English word that (1+ / 0-)
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            denotes a small replica of a human being.

            See also Corn-Dolly.

            Poppet or Doll-- the are synonymous.
            Both are from the British Isles.

            There are a variety of methods to make such a thing. And they are quite common in a variety of cultures. People have used potatoes, or other roots, created cloth dolls, made them of wax, paper--basically whatever is handy.

            Such "dolls" have been excavated in Near Eastern sites, made of clay with holes in the heads and pubic area, so that real human hair could be put on the figures with hollowed out stomachs to hold some kind of material, herbs perhaps or some kind of object or substance.

            It's a form of Sympathetic Magic or Imitative Magic.

            Voudoun is simply one of several Afro-Caribbean  religious practices, and though in pop culture it is famous for it's dolls, it has never cornered the market on such things.

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