I’m thinking this could end up being one really EPIC LIST, but for now, I’m starting off with one story of the insanity that comes out of the mouths of fluff.
We also have modern reclamation by witches, almost intuitively of Friday the 13th and black cats as positive symbols for the witch.
It’s interesting how much of culture is created around identifying oneself as contrary to an existing element and the conflicts that ensue. I think much of Christianity defining itself by being anti-pagan, and a lot of Paganism defining itself by being anti-Christian in turn. Of course this is just one element at play among others I think.
OMG! Seriously? WTF?
I think it’s a safe bet that you can find something wrong with this statement. Even a few somethings. Maybe you’re sitting there right now with the same blank stare that I had when reading it for the first few times. (It’s true, you have to read it repeatedly to make sure that you’re really just not imagining the WTF-osity of it all.
Finally, when I determined that my brain was still intact, and not leaking out of my ear, I decided to question the poster about what exactly they were trying to convey with their article. What follows are excerpts from that response.
– I prefer to less academic and less technical endevours. Keeping it simple, and leaving lots out in hopes to encourage partication from others.
– This was meant to be a simple fun article to encourage dialogue and people to share their own esoteric knowledge.
– I prefer to appeal to the fluffy pagans and be more inclusive in the scope of my discourse. I’m afraid I don’t value the ‘knowledge’ over the entertainment factor, and the fun of reading something, looking at pretty pictures, and having something that makes one think, and maybe research further if one is more inclined. Those are just my own values at play. Knowledge is often suspect and fleeting, where joy always feeds the soul.
– I think it’s important not to under-estimate the value of pop culture and media on spirituality and tradition. People will carve new traditions, symbols, beliefs and rituals based on buffy the vampire slayer lore, twilight scripts, and Harry Potter… etc.
(Take a moment to pause while the readers of this blog make sure that their brains have not yet melted.)
Have you seen Adam Sandler’s movie, ‘Billy Madison’? Remember the scene when he’s in the bathtub?
Billy Madison: Shampoo is better. I go on first and clean the hair. Conditioner is better. I leave the hair silky and smooth. Oh, really, fool? Really.
This is the voice that I hear when I read those comments that our flufftastic member wrote, it ends up sounding like this to me….
‘Knowledge is bad, it makes too many people think and cite source material, Fun whimisical things are better, they make me think of unicorns and sparkles and Buffy The Vampire Playgan!’
I really do think it’s time for me to be a lil more like the man who decided to stand upon his soapbox and call this blog carp. The only difference, is, I think I need an actual fish, then I can smack people across the face with it, and scream, ‘No, This is Carp!’