Holy crap, guys, 300 followers!

Y’all are awesome. And I apologize profusely for the dashboard spam when I get bored in the next month or so and browse for Samhain/Hallowe’en posts.

Shinto Wicca/ Oriental Wicca 

This was just brought to my attention, I happen to be outraged, but I thought I’d pass along a link to the site. 

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- sees it labelled ‘Oriental Wicca’

- goes to site, sees ‘Far East’

How much do you want to bet this is a bunch of white people?

ohgods on further reading there’s so much conflagration of chinese and japanese terms

callan-the-misandrist said: Oooh! I have a story! I have a fluffy bunny friend who has taken it upon themselves to "witness" to anyone who will sit still for more than five seconds about "Sam hayne". Their lore is atrocious and they blame Christianity for Samhain becoming Halloween because Christians "couldn't handle the beautiful truth behind this holy day."

(At least, I am assuming they’re in that camp.)

Anonymous said: I had my wiccan friend going off on someone that wanted their daughter to be a witch for Halloween, saying that it was cultural appropriation. After laughing my ass off, I apologized to the woman and did my best to explain to my friend why they were an idiot.

AHAHAHA

oh my god everyone please send me your stories regarding this sort of thing

I’ve had a shitty day and this made me laugh until there were tears

Anonymous said: But seriously. I think people need to realize that Halloween and Samhain ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS???

WAIT REALLY

MY MIND

BLOWN

but yeah, no, I’d love for people to realize that but en masse I don’t think that’s going to happen

the best part is that you have two camps doing it — evangelical Christians who don’t understand history and fluffy Wiccans who don’t understand history

Anonymous said: I found your last anon to be "offsneive" to my brain. Anyway, that level of stupid is offensive to me, I'd like to know what we should apologize for.

I’m about 99% sure they’re kidding, although it’d be bloody fucking hilarious if they weren’t, tbqh

Fluffy pagans like to complain that witch costumes are religiously offensive and that Hallowe’en is a direct and intentional attack on (usually) Wiccan beliefs.

If you have a problem with the idea of a pagans of colour blog

or if you’re a white person going “why am I excluded THIS IS RACIST”

please shut the fuck up and actually do some research into racism

and how ACTUAL RACISM actually affects PoC

you can not be racist against white people because at the end of the day we can go literally anywhere else

but PoC are routinely marginalized in our community (and the vast majority of the world besides)

so just shut the fuck up about being excluded from one goddamned thing because their experiences, especially within the pagan community where people literally don’t think they exist, are different from ours

and this is them saying “hey we need a place to talk about this” which is great because HEY THAT’S A REALLY GOOD IDEA

holy fuck is it obvious how many of y’all are racist

Guys I am super happy to be back but could you hold off on the hatemail and suggestions for like… a week?

pagannews:

I’ve only been back 3 days. I’m still getting into the swing of things. This goes doubly for those who weren’t readers before I left.

My posts about the negative aspects of Paganism are NECESSARY.

My posts about cultural appropriation are NECESSARY.

My posts about non-Wiccan forms of Paganism are NECESSARY.

Please try to understand.

Seriously, if you are complaining about any of these things, you are not really doing “being aware of the world you live in” properly. Which pagannews is trying to help you with, so shut the fuck up and listen.

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shorm:

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autgamerswag:

asksecularwitch:

blameitonblake:

Hahaha this is awesome!! #Wicca #WiccaPedia #TheSimpsons #witch #spells #Wiccan (Taken with Instagram)

Guiz.
Guiz.
I found the Hell Mouth.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER??

omg this is amazing

shorm:

[Image description: “Wiccapedia.com”, an image still from The Simpsons. In the centre is a pentacle, and around them are the following categories, with a search bar at the bottom:

Spells (Seriously, these work); 30 000+ articles

Curses (Foiled again!); 24 000+ articles

Brooms (Traditional wood vs. modern graphite); 1200+ articles

Anti-Acne Spells (Sorry, these don’t work); 350+ articles

Potions (Made from scratch or straight from the freezer); 10 000+ articles

Familiars (Wolf, cat, ferret… Will they eat you when you die?) 4400+ articles

Dating (Share your stories); 0 articles

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (The greatest show in history); 2 600 000 000+ articles

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autgamerswag:

asksecularwitch:

blameitonblake:

Hahaha this is awesome!! #Wicca #WiccaPedia #TheSimpsons #witch #spells #Wiccan (Taken with Instagram)

Guiz.

Guiz.

I found the Hell Mouth.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER??

omg this is amazing

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this blog has been kind of dead, hasn’t it?

I promise I haven’t forgotten about it, things just haven’t been popping up on my dash recently and I found that when I unfollowed #wicca and #pagan my stress levels noticeably dropped.

But I’ll definitely be back around Samhain and Yule, ‘cause THE CHRISTIANS!!!1!!!1!! will have to be addressed on here, I’d imagine

But feel free to submit things!

And here, have an image that can be used waaaaay too often: