etregentil asked: Calm yourself. I was just getting anons saying I was evil so I put it in simple terms. To tag this as “misinformation” is silly. I don’t dedicate my blog to teaching people of the craft, or anything like that. I choose to look at the rede however I want. I was talking about myself as a witch. Not you or anyone else. “Not one way is the right way.” You’re coming across as a know-it-all asshole who likes to nitpick.
For the record: I am an asshole. And about a half-dozen other excellent expletives. I’m okay with that.
However, I fail to see how “know-it-all” is negative. I’m happy to have knowledge. I am equally happy to share it with others whenever possible. And I fail to understand how acquiring more knowledge is somehow undesirable.
I apologize if I’ve given offense. I’m sorry if you felt personally attacked by my using your post as a launching point; it wasn’t meant as such. Yours just happened to be the point at which I hit my limit.
I honestly believe people deserve to know as much as possible, factually, about the subject. I’ll gladly stop nitpicking the day people stop misrepresenting what Wicca and witchcraft are. I am, in part, fulfilling my oaths to the Gods of the Wica by defending it against misinformation. I do not feel I can do less, than to champion truth and factual information.
Tumblr in particular seems to support style over substance, where Wicca and witchcraft are concerned, and it seems to validate people’s feelings of entitlement, and a shallow approach to pagan religion and witchcraft in general. I’m tired of seeing people repeat the same old falsehoods and tired stereotypes, on the basis that it makes them feel good. It is an endless cycle of misinformation - everyone takes, everyone copies, few people seem to source their materials, or give credit to their originators. It leaves a fog of ignorance over the subject, one that is unnecessary and really miserable to labour through.