A To Z Challenge – W

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Whoo-whoo, you’re almost eligible for parole from this letter-perfect piffle.  But first, a word from – my dictionary, starting with

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Too many Fundamentalist (with the accent on mental) Christians play the definition game, whereby they decide what a word or name means, and use it as justification for hatred and harassment of those who don’t precisely agree with them.

One of the words that sets many of them off, is ‘Witch.’  Their infallible Bible tells them, “Suffer not a witch to live.”  They all know what a witch is, what they look like, how they act, and what they do. (Evil, evil evil!)  Ignoring Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz, they focus on the ugly hag, the crone, who is stirring up a batch of bats’ brain, newts’ eyes and frog warts, to cast evil, harmful spells.

My daughter is a witch, and I’m proud of it.  Actually, she’s only kinda, sorta, Wiccan – but there’s many a Good Christian who’s only prevented from having her burned at the stake by strong, secular laws.  She believes in a unifying force of the universe, only she doesn’t believe that ‘It’ is male, and she doesn’t call it ‘God.’

If you’ve read my Rylah Reblog, you know that she’s as loving and caring a person as any judgmental Christian. She gets her morals and ethics from her heart and her mind, not from some list drawn up by a bunch of frightened old men, also listing what you can wear, what you can eat, and who you have to hate, because they’re different.

The witches that ‘they’ believe in, didn’t really exist in the past, and they don’t exist now.  Any witch that I know now, is usually a better, kinder, nicer person, and productive, loving, accepting member of society, than most of these superstitious buffoons.

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7 thoughts on “A To Z Challenge – W

  1. shimoniac says:

    Actually, according to a scholar of ancient languages that I read once upon a time, the quote was, “suffer not a (well) poisoner to live”. Which makes sense, since someone who poisons the water supply is not someone you want hanging around.
    The (mis)translation was probably introduced by one of King James’ pet scholars when he was getting the Bible translated from Latin to English. The King James version also references plowshares which were unknown in the Middle East, but were developed for the heavy turf of England. So much for the infallible, inerrant Bible.

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  2. You are right, Archon. I have known Wiccans. They are peaceful, respectful of the earth, kind to animals and people.

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  3. shimoniac says:

    When I encounter reality-impaired people, usually at my job, I say, “Over here, process this reality.” They usually give me a blank look, their usual; and continue on their way.

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