Is this offensive II

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  1. brian

    brian Administrator Admin

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    This one has a lot of pagans on websites I visit very annoyed.

    What do you think?

    King Kev - Living god of the Witches!

    Personally I think it's just some daft bloke having a laugh and being taken far too seriously by some people. I mean, really - pink bathrobe? ;D
     
  2. Iacchus

    Iacchus God of the Mask

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    Do I find it particularly offensive? No. If I were a woman? Perhaps. And yet what he says at the end of the page -- "MY FERTILITY SPELLS ARE GOING GREAT AT THE CERNE ABBAS GIANT IN DORSET. WHY NOT POP ALONG THERE FOR SOME NICE NOOKIE - ITS THE 'IN PLACE'." -- pretty much says it all! ;D

    Also, if he were to take up Country & Western music, he might be able to pass himself off as Glen Campbell? Ya never know! ;)
     
  3. WHKeith

    WHKeith New Member

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    Okay, I'll bite!

    Speaking as a Wiccan and as a teacher of Wicca, I don't find the site as offensive as I find it ignorant. It's actually pretty funny and very obviously there as a con to make money.

    The "King of the Witches" crack is aimed at Alex Saunders, a disciple of Gardner who went on to form his own version of the Craft. He referred to himself as "the King of the Witches," a statement astonishing in light of Wicca's overtly feminist leanings. I mean . . . who elected HIM?

    I think the only real problem I have with the site is the fact that much of his language suggests that his version is THE version of witchcraft. If you wanna be a witch, c'mon down! Buy my tapes! This is the real McCoy! Accept no imitations! But wait! There's more! . . .

    It might catch a few young-uns interested in the Craft, which is a shame. Most will be put off by his blatant commercialism and self-serving nonsense, however, or by the sheer cheesiness of it all. The Craft is a field where there are many charlatans, con-artists, and predators in it either for money or for free-and-easy sex, and is definitely one where caveat emptor rules!
     
  4. brian

    brian Administrator Admin

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    It's certainly raised a lot of complaints, in terms of Neo-Pagans I know of online who feel they are being mis-represented by him.

    Personally, I don't see anything remotely serious at work - not even as a con - but just a big garish laugh. I see a general parody and spoof at work. Which I suppose is why people feel offended - that his colourful grin has been taken on board by some avenues of media.

    Still, I guess every path has its extremes - for example, in US Christianity, you have the very divergent poles of Falwell and Spong. I'm sure at least one of those names is offensive to some degree for a variety of US Christians.
     
  5. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    LMAO the man has a broom.... The, man, has, a broom lol.... Ah some of us never do grow up eh.... How can anyone really, be taken seriously... when they are like what guessing 56 or so? Wearing a bath robe and mounting a broom in their backyard....

    Maybe it is just I am not that accepting... But people like that come across to me as retards....

    I bet he is always first in line for the release of new harry potter films lol... what a nut case. If he is a living god, why is he so fat, old and ugly?.....
     
  6. citizenzen

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    I'm offended by the web design.
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    I'm offended he claims the same nationality as I... ;)
     
  8. Francis king

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    i think he looks hilarious myself... he reminds me of, well.. me...

    I have had a look round his site, and it doesn't seem to be too hot in any respect...

    maybe I'm missing a trick, but he seems relatively harmless... and the robe is classic...

    mmm, velvet...

    I think somebody should tell him he's riding that broom the wrong way though- if he slips into third gear he'll fly backwards...
     
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    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    You look like a fat old man? Sheesh... Tough break...
     
  10. Francis king

    Francis king New Member

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    lol, I don't look like a fat old man... no, hang on, I don't look like a man, erm, hang on...
     
  11. 17th Angel

    17th Angel לבעוט את התחת ולקחת שמות

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    lol ;)

    ten characters.
     
  12. wil

    wil UNeyeR1 Moderator

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    Hey I look like a fat old man...

    I wonder why?

    oops...because I am.
     
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    lol Nice post popeye ;) (I am what I am!!!)

    Don't get me wrong, I have nothing agaisn't fat old men lol.. Just if you are a young woman (king) and you look like a fat old man (king kev) then I have worries for you. You understand where I be coming from right
     

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