Witches In South Florida

Witches In South Florida

There are 38 comments on the cbs4.com story from Nov 17, 2006, titled Witches In South Florida. In it, cbs4.com reports that:

Is there such a thing as a real witch? Witchcraft is actually a religion called Wicca and just how many believers are present in South Florida may surprise many.

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“COWBOY UP!”

Since: Mar 08

Gainesville Texas

#21 Oct 8, 2008
levelheaded wrote:
<quoted text> Only one...THE HOLY SPIRIT!!!
you might try reading the bible more often then maybe you'd have more facts

“WOOH!!”

Since: May 08

Vallejo, CA

#22 Oct 9, 2008
bethieanna wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I was reading some of the post in other threads, so it took me awhile to get back to you.
Plus, typing this up took awhile.
Yes, I do agree that the New Testement is different than the old. Stll there are some things that do stick out to me in the New Testement that I see as wrong. Such as;
"Women should remain silent in the churches. They should not be allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is a disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church." - 1 Corinthians
and..
"Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent."
- 1 Timothy
Sorry, dont know the exact chapter and verse. There are other things that I dont agree with, but these two are at the front of my mind.
Which brings another point to mind. Many of the sexist attitudes held by certain Christian groups today are based on the teachings of Paul, not Jesus. Interesting that this one person could change the course of Christ's ministry in regard to women.

“COWBOY UP!”

Since: Mar 08

Gainesville Texas

#23 Oct 9, 2008
bethieanna wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I was reading some of the post in other threads, so it took me awhile to get back to you.
Plus, typing this up took awhile.
Yes, I do agree that the New Testement is different than the old. Stll there are some things that do stick out to me in the New Testement that I see as wrong. Such as;
"Women should remain silent in the churches. They should not be allowed to speak, but must be in submission, as the Law says. If they want to inquire about something, they should ask their own husbands at home; for it is a disgraceful for a woman to speak in the church." - 1 Corinthians
and..
"Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness. I permit no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent."
- 1 Timothy
Sorry, dont know the exact chapter and verse. There are other things that I dont agree with, but these two are at the front of my mind.
obviously my wife never read that particular verse.. she is the most out spoken woman i have ever met.. and i wouldn't have it any other way LOL

“WOOH!!”

Since: May 08

Vallejo, CA

#24 Oct 9, 2008
chevydude32547 wrote:
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obviously my wife never read that particular verse.. she is the most out spoken woman i have ever met.. and i wouldn't have it any other way LOL
Any guy that tried to pull that on me would probably end up with a Bible stuck in a very uncomfortable place, LOL!

“COWBOY UP!”

Since: Mar 08

Gainesville Texas

#25 Oct 9, 2008
NiftyWitch wrote:
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Any guy that tried to pull that on me would probably end up with a Bible stuck in a very uncomfortable place, LOL!
i never got the whole sexist thing...i see everyone as equals.. just as i do my wife it takes two to raise this brood i got so for us it's 50 / 50 ..without her it wouldnt function and without me it wouldnt either.. as for the bible thing you mentioned..i'd bet my bottom dollar you would do it ... dont really know you but from what i see in your post i get the immpression that are outspoken as well..good trait

“WOOH!!”

Since: May 08

Vallejo, CA

#26 Oct 10, 2008
chevydude32547 wrote:
<quoted text>i never got the whole sexist thing...i see everyone as equals.. just as i do my wife it takes two to raise this brood i got so for us it's 50 / 50 ..without her it wouldnt function and without me it wouldnt either.. as for the bible thing you mentioned..i'd bet my bottom dollar you would do it ... dont really know you but from what i see in your post i get the immpression that are outspoken as well..good trait
Thank you for the compliment! And yes, I don't take nonsense. When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, my (then-) husband announced, at the urging of his male relatives, that he was NOT going to change poopy diapers. That lasted about 30 seconds.

“COWBOY UP!”

Since: Mar 08

Gainesville Texas

#27 Oct 10, 2008
yaaaa it didnt work for me either LOL
local resident

Carrollton, GA

#28 Apr 26, 2011
the reason witches dont wear panties is so they can get a better grip on their broom

Since: Apr 11

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#29 Apr 26, 2011
NiftyWitch wrote:
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Which brings another point to mind. Many of the sexist attitudes held by certain Christian groups today are based on the teachings of Paul, not Jesus. Interesting that this one person could change the course of Christ's ministry in regard to women.
Not the only religion with sexist attitude though.

From The Old Laws, by Gerald Gardner;

The Wicca should give due worship to the Gods and obey their will, which they Ardane, for it was made for the good of the Wicca, As the Wicca's worship is good for the Gods, For the Gods love the Wicca. As a man loveth a woman, by mastering her, so the Wicca should love the Gods, by being mastered by them.

And the High Priestess shall rule her Coven as representative of the Goddess, and the High Priest shall support her as the representative of the God, And the High Priestess shall choose whom she will, if he have sufficient rank, to be her High Priest), For the God himself, kissed her feet in the fivefold salute, laying his power at the feet of the Goddess, because of her youth and beauty, her sweetness and kindness, her wisdom and Justice, her humility and generosity. So he resigned his lordship to her. But the Priestess should ever mind that all power comes from him. It is only lent when it is used wisely and justly.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#30 Apr 26, 2011
William- wrote:
Not the only religion with sexist attitude though.
From The Old Laws, by Gerald Gardner;
Yes, quite old... So old he forgot about them until some 10 years *after* Wicca was up and running. Wanting a certain *old* high priestess to step down must have jogged his memory. ;)

Since: Apr 11

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#31 Apr 27, 2011
Callisto_ wrote:
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Yes, quite old... So old he forgot about them until some 10 years *after* Wicca was up and running. Wanting a certain *old* high priestess to step down must have jogged his memory. ;)
Very true... also a nail in the *old* high priestess coffin was;

And the greatest virtue of a High Priestess is that she recognizes that youth is necessary to the representative of the Goddess, so that she will retire gracefully in favour of a younger woman, Should the Coven so decide in Council, For the true [30] High Priestess realizes that gracefully surrendering pride of place is one of the greatest of virtues, and t hat thereby she will return to that pride of place in another life, with greater power and beauty.

But it till shows there are elements of sexism present in many religions, regardless of the motives.

Since: Apr 11

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#32 Apr 27, 2011
Though in the case of BTW, it's more the case of sexism in the practitioner moreso than the religion (evidenced by experiencing the whole of the religion and the role of men and women in it).

And I'm pretty sure Valiente told him what he can do with his suddenly "rediscovered" laws. XD
William- wrote:
<quoted text>
Very true... also a nail in the *old* high priestess coffin was;
And the greatest virtue of a High Priestess is that she recognizes that youth is necessary to the representative of the Goddess, so that she will retire gracefully in favour of a younger woman, Should the Coven so decide in Council, For the true [30] High Priestess realizes that gracefully surrendering pride of place is one of the greatest of virtues, and t hat thereby she will return to that pride of place in another life, with greater power and beauty.
But it till shows there are elements of sexism present in many religions, regardless of the motives.

Since: Apr 11

Location hidden

#33 Apr 27, 2011
Callisto_ wrote:
Though in the case of BTW, it's more the case of sexism in the practitioner moreso than the religion (evidenced by experiencing the whole of the religion and the role of men and women in it).
And I'm pretty sure Valiente told him what he can do with his suddenly "rediscovered" laws. XD
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For sure.... Gardner certainly had a bee up his ass when he wrote that, and Valiente wasn't too pleased to say the least.
local resident

Carrollton, GA

#34 May 1, 2011
just someone who wants some attention.There is no such thing as a witch.Why live life in a dream world.

Since: Apr 11

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#35 May 2, 2011
local resident wrote:
just someone who wants some attention.There is no such thing as a witch.Why live life in a dream world.
That depends on your definition of witch
ding dong ditch

Carrollton, GA

#36 May 2, 2011
an idiot who lives in a dream world.

Since: Apr 11

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#38 May 3, 2011
ding dong ditch wrote:
an idiot who lives in a dream world.
That could be one definition... but not everyone fits your definition. One could as easily say that about someone who, just as an example, believes in God, the power of prayer, faith healing, Ghosts, UFO's, and so on as none of these things can be scientifically verified... they are an aspect of a personal belief system. To discount them is simply your opinion and one you are entitled to have. However you should at least understand that to generalize people as idiots based on your own narrow view of what a witch is, is displaying a certain lack of education and understanding of the subject you are discussing.
Shadow

Grove City, OH

#39 May 4, 2011
People can call us hippies, or dreamers but we are Wiccans, and we will never go away.

So suck it!

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