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  •  I wonder what they even mean by "witchcraft" (4+ / 0-)

    Do they really think that spells and magic potions are real?  Or is is just a prohibition of modern neo-paganism?  If it's the latter, why don't they just say "no paganism?"  Using the word "witchcraft" makes them sound almost comically unserious, like they really believe the devil can grant superhuman powers to people.

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    by Harkov311 on Fri May 11, 2012 at 05:51:07 PM PDT

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    •  Actually modern Pagans still use the word (1+ / 0-)
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      and they have innumerable books on potions, incense, and all sorts of herbal things.

      That being said, I am sure that the Falwell interpretation is hopelessly skewed to depict all Pagans as evil--Witches or other.

      •  Speaking of incense (5+ / 0-)

        In my freshman year in college the hallway on which I lived was constantly permeated by the combined smell of pot and incense. (To this day I can't smell incense without associating it with pot, which is a strange thing to think about whenever I find myself in a Catholic church.)

        Anyway, if someone at Liberty walked into a hallway that smelled like mine had, would the offenders be fined for the pot or for the"witchcraft-inspired" incense?  Or both?

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        by husl piper 11 on Fri May 11, 2012 at 06:17:30 PM PDT

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        •  They wouldn't differentiate. (0+ / 0-)

          They pretty much believe that all Pagans/Witches are participants in all sorts of illegal, immoral or worse yet, nasty practices.

          Pot Smoking would be a given. Actually the use of any mind altering substance, especially a hallucinogen would be categorized as Witchcraft and they would have the added bonus of calling the cops on your and pressing charges.

        •  Not much difference (0+ / 0-)

          Both are drugs. The only difference is that incense is condoned by the Roman Catholic church, and pot is illegal.

          Have you ever been in a RC church when they are really burning the incense? Believe me, you get high!

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          by Spoc42 on Sat May 12, 2012 at 05:26:35 AM PDT

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