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A while back, I killed the Wild Hunt blog from my RSS feeds. I don't know why I ever subscribed to begin with. So much of the stuff on that blog is just....well, he takes things that are completely unrelated to paganism and does some sort of gymnatics to fit them in instead of just talking about them- I mean really, if you want to talk about an issue, do it. Don't throw in a random mention of paganism that has nothing to do with anything.

Like the time that he posted about someone being upset about the way airline security lines were doing rather invasive patdown checks of passengers, and as a rape victim it was particulrly upsetting to one particular person. And what did he just HAVE to point out? That she was a Wiccan. This had zero relevance whatsoever to the story. No doubt, had she been a Christian, that this would not have been worth reporting.

But that was a while ago. So today, don't ask me why, I decided to surf on over and have a look...and what is he bitching about now? Charlie fucking Sheen. A raving loony attention whore. Or so it seems. Supposedly, Sheen's lunatic ramblings are really offensive to paganism? I dunno, I look at the article multiple times and I can't figure out what he's talking about other than somehow Christian Day, who seems to be taking over Laurie Cabot's spot as the Official Attention Whore of Salem has something to do with this and wants to do a magical binding on Sheen and um....something? Then there was something later in the comments about Sheen's use of the word "goddess" to refer to some women he sleeps with being offensive.

What this has to do with pagans is beyond me. He's a raving lunatic who treats women like shit. To say that it's offensive in general is one thing, but pagans have no special reason to claim offense to their delicate little sensibilities.

I don't know why I ever wasted my time reading this blog.

Date: 2011-03-14 03:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] gone_fishing
I've been annoyed and mostly not paying attention to the Wild Hunt blog for some time now, as most of the posts consist of ranting about TEH CHRISTIAAAAAANZZZZ, and while I'm no fan of Dominionism, I grew out of Christian-bashing awhile ago. And yeah, I don't know what all this pop culture shit has to do with Paganism. Charlie Sheen said he's a warlock. Charlie Sheen has said a lot of crazy shit lately. I have better things to worry about than how Charlie Sheen makes the Pagan community supposedly look bad by using the word warlock; the Pagan community does plenty on its own to make itself look bad.

So no, I don't blame you for removing the blog from your feed reader. I have no idea why it has the sort of popularity it has.

Date: 2011-03-14 03:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] eternalhearts
You know, you've convinced me that it's NOT worth my time to keep that site on my reader, I just breeze over the titles anyway. For a while now I have had it on only because I feel like I'm "doon it RONG" and being a "bad pagan" if I don't follow it--I've subscribed and unsubscribed a ton over the past few years.

I'm taking a stand; thank you for the kick in the ass, even though it wasn't intentional.

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