September 22nd, 2010
12:52 PM ET
11 years ago

GOP candidate's witchcraft dabbling worries Wiccan


(CNN) –The high priestess followed the media coverage this weekend and grew concerned.

Not only had a woman who is running for the U.S. Senate once lumped witchcraft with Satanism, a horrible insult in and of itself, but also she then went on to distance herself from that earlier statement, calling those who practice witchcraft "questionable folks."

Once again, the Rev. Selena Fox realized, it would be on her and other Pagans to educate.

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Filed under: 2010 • Christine O'Donnell • CNN Belief Blog
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  1. jake tap

    typo; how dare you take this 'woman' to task..........

    September 22, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  2. La Piovra

    Wicca, Tengerism, various Native American faiths, and like beliefs, go back to Paleolithic/Lower Neolithic religions that postulate a herd god (bull or cow, goat, deer) and a vegetation deity, since this is how people ate (we still do, but we no longer think about it). Christianity, once taken over by the Nicean Creed crew, the Irenaeans, and still grimmer folk, needed a Devil as a Gegentypus, and they gave him horns and a tail, to slander the old herd gods. "Witch" comes from the same root as "wit", "wise", and "wizard". Applied to a woman, it meant she knew more than was proper to her station and sex (generally the making of medicines and dyestuffs, how to tell weather signs, how to cure animal and human ailments, etc). This in itself subjected the accused to torture and execution from the fifteenth century on. The Founding Fathers doubtless knew people in whose living memory (or at least that of their parents) such executions had occurred. That is one of the reasons they firmly separated Church and State in the Constitution, and we are legally free to believe or disbelieve what we will.

    September 22, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  3. Fair is Fair

    Hey dems...

    If you think O'Donnell is a nut job, I've got 2 words for you – Alvin Green.

    I'll take the witch... you take the dolt.

    September 22, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. AB Baltimore MD

    Ms. Fox should publicly set the record straight about her religion and craft and vote against O'donnell in the general election if she is a Delaware resident or she should encourage the Wiccan/Pagan community in Delaware to do so.

    September 22, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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