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Kooky, Sexy, Cool The Rise Of The New Witches
News of The World(UK) ^ | September 07, 2009

Posted on 09/07/2009 9:37:37 PM PDT by Steelfish

Kooky, Sexy, Cool – The Rise Of The New Witches

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Forget Kabbalah – paganism is the hot new religion, and thousands of young British women are embracing it

By Eimear O'Hagan, 06/09/2009

Witches, covens, dancing around bonfires by the light of the moon and making offerings to goddesses - all the stuff of folklore and fairy tale, right? Wrong.

Welcome to the world of paganism. Walk into any high-street bookshop and, alongside the usual chick-lit best-sellers, there's another set of books flying off the shelves, all about how to find your inner witch. Yes, really.

Hot on the heels of best-selling vampire saga Twilight and new US drama Eastwick, it seems all things weird are wonderful.

Pagan culture has arrived in the 21st century - and young women are behind its growing popularity. Intrigued by its mystery and underlying sexuality, 20-somethings are converting in their droves, making paganism the UK's fastest growing religion.

According to the Office of National Statistics, there were 31,000 pagans living in the UK in 2001. Just eight years later, the Pagan Federation estimates there are now around 360,000.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsoftheworld.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Society; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: kooky; napl; nitwits; pagan; paganfederation; stupidpeople; uk; witches
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1 posted on 09/07/2009 9:37:37 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Any doubt as to why Islam is taking the UK by storm...?


2 posted on 09/07/2009 9:42:30 PM PDT by freebilly ( No wonder all the left has a boner for Obama.... There's "Cialis" in "SoCIALISt")
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To: Steelfish

Its a post-morality nation and its ripe for taking over


3 posted on 09/07/2009 9:44:20 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com ............. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

Playing with fire-—spiritually dangerous stuff leading to bondage this allure of witchcraft.

Gonna have to serve somebody....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqxW6E24Jh8


4 posted on 09/07/2009 9:44:23 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Steelfish
Big frigging deal. Jesus can still kick Satan's A$$.

"Declare the things that are going to come afterward, that we ay know you are gods; Indeed, do good or evil, that we may anxiously look about us and fear together."

"Behold, you are of no accou8nt, and your work amounts to nothing; he who chooses you is an abomination." Isaiah 41:23.

5 posted on 09/07/2009 9:45:28 PM PDT by Othniel (Meddling in human affairs for 1/20 of a millenium......)
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To: Steelfish

Witches and pagans. In other words, more liberals an enviro-nazis.


6 posted on 09/07/2009 9:51:36 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Soothesayer9
Professor Hutton also believes paganism's popularity is partly due to our current obsession with the environment. "People are attracted to the respect paganism gives the earth," he says. "It provides a spiritual dimension to their environmental beliefs."

Worshipping the creation rather than the Creator. Professing themselves wise they become fools!

7 posted on 09/07/2009 9:55:42 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Steelfish
Romans 1:22-31. One of my favorite passages:

Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles.

Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts.Even their women exchanged natural relations for unnatural ones. In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed indecent acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their perversion.

Furthermore, since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.
8 posted on 09/07/2009 9:59:34 PM PDT by rom (Israel got Saul before they got David. Where's our David?)
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To: Steelfish

Rules. Where are the photos?


9 posted on 09/07/2009 10:03:06 PM PDT by llevrok (As a matter of fact, yes I DO care if Jimmy cracks corn !)
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To: Steelfish

Paganism is back... with it comes the breakdown of hierarchical “grand narratives” (e.g.,Christianity); the rise of radical feminism; reliance on whim; impiety; the rise of protean human gods that lie; a new sexual topology; new allegiance (and priestly caste) to the earth as Gaia, new proselytizing like the pagans of old had never done.


10 posted on 09/07/2009 10:07:43 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Soothesayer9

you forgot lesbians


11 posted on 09/07/2009 10:08:35 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: rom
29They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless.

That describes a few liberals I know.

12 posted on 09/07/2009 10:13:47 PM PDT by dragonblustar ("... and if you disagree with me, then you sir, are worse than Hitler!" - Greg Gutfeld)
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To: Steelfish

No different from the increased European paganism in the latter 19th and early part of the 20th century which culminated with Adolf Hitler.


13 posted on 09/07/2009 10:14:59 PM PDT by fso301
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To: rom

Sounds like the US Congress, doesn’t it?


14 posted on 09/07/2009 10:22:06 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Steelfish
Bristol University's Professor Ronald Hutton, a leading authority on paganism, says it's partly due to the feminist movement.

"As women become more empowered in their relationships and careers, they've begun to look for a set of beliefs that reflects this," he says. "In paganism, women are given an equal role to men - and in some branches, they're actually dominant. Women want a religion that empowers them."...

Professor Hutton also believes women are attracted to the fact that paganism can be practised anywhere and at any time, making it easier to fit around busy modern lives.

He says: "Rather than going to church at a certain time every week, and following a set of rules handed to you, pagans can walk their own path in life and not be restricted by laws and traditions. You can adapt paganism to suit your life, which is appealing."

15 posted on 09/07/2009 10:28:31 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Steelfish

I wonder how much of this is a result of the Harry Potter books? Yes, I know, it’s a totally innocent book and I’m just being paranoid. But it has popularized the occult, which makes it something to be wary of. Even more so that it’s targeted at people of an impressionable age. So poof, a new fad of witchcraft and the occult. Just a harmless fad.


16 posted on 09/07/2009 11:35:05 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: Steelfish

This shows that the UK is showing symptoms of its faltering education system. If it were effectively educating its citizens, few would fall for this ignorant drivel.


17 posted on 09/07/2009 11:37:10 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Steelfish

Paraphrasing Chesterton on the death of God, the problem with modern man isn’t that he believes nothing but that he believes everything.


18 posted on 09/08/2009 12:00:41 AM PDT by Mach9 (.)
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To: iowamark

Ok, now this made me chuckle.
Thanks...


19 posted on 09/08/2009 4:09:10 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (Can you feel CWII coming...?)
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To: Steelfish

I thought atheism was the fastest growing. C’mon, if you’re not going to believe in God, go all the way and don’t fall for this new age woo.


20 posted on 09/08/2009 8:49:47 AM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: Steelfish

from the country which birth wicca via a retired british civl servant who needed to con some women in order to obtain sexual favors.


21 posted on 09/08/2009 10:24:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Slings and Arrows

22 posted on 09/08/2009 10:25:55 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: a fool in paradise; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Coming soon to 4chan: "Skyclad or GTFO!"


23 posted on 09/08/2009 1:52:29 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Steelfish

Hurumphh.

I clicked on this thread hoping for a bunch of hot goth chicks.


24 posted on 09/08/2009 2:08:02 PM PDT by BJClinton (One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: BJClinton

The pics are in the URL- at least three of ‘em


25 posted on 09/08/2009 2:08:54 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: freebilly

Islam is not paganism.

Islam is not witchcraft.

Might want to read up before you commit further slander.


26 posted on 09/08/2009 2:52:29 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Don't threaten me with a good time.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

And as soon as someone in the real world gets a Harry Potter spell to work, I’m gonna be right there hollering as loud as you are.

Which is to say, I won’t be hollering.


27 posted on 09/08/2009 2:53:35 PM PDT by Xenalyte (Don't threaten me with a good time.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; AFPhys

Oh MAN! Not all that dancing nekkid again! I thought we wrung that out and hung it up to dry in the last one. I’m not participating. Don’t talk to me AFPhys! I mean it! Seriesly.


28 posted on 09/08/2009 3:10:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Xenalyte

You seem to be missing the point in the last couple posts. Ah well, that’s the danger of saying anything at all: being misunderstood.


29 posted on 09/08/2009 3:12:25 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder
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To: TheOldLady

Shesh! You got me to read that whole silly thing lookin’ all over for things about the nekkid women dancin’... close to nothin there. You rascal!

All I have to say about stories like that one is:

“The first effect of not believing in God is to believe in anything.”
-——from the 1937 study of G.K.Chesterton by Emile Cammaerts, The Laughing Prophet.


30 posted on 09/08/2009 3:39:23 PM PDT by AFPhys ((Praying for our troops, our citizens, that the Bible and Freedom become basis of the US law again))
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To: llevrok
Rules. Where are the photos?

Do they wear sexy schoolgirl skirts like the witches in The Craft?

31 posted on 09/08/2009 3:42:34 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Steelfish

(All the other pics are kinda boring...)

32 posted on 09/08/2009 3:50:52 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: AFPhys; Slings and Arrows

You can’t fool me. I know you’re on Slings’s ping list too. I didn’t drag you in here. You can’t blame me. I’m innocent, and I’m not encouraging you at all. Really. ;-)

The reference to nekkid women dancing is in Slings’s ping post; “skyclad” is nekkid. AND there are pictures of the witches at the link in the article.

I agree. Chesterton was right.

Made you look. :-P


33 posted on 09/08/2009 3:52:37 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: paulycy

yea, you woould think so.(sarc)


34 posted on 09/08/2009 4:05:38 PM PDT by housemouse 1
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To: paulycy
this one should be good enough
35 posted on 09/08/2009 4:07:10 PM PDT by housemouse 1
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To: housemouse 1
this one should be good enough

Yeah, but I don't think you want to disturb her while she's pagan-ing or whatever.

She looks pretty serious!

36 posted on 09/08/2009 4:12:54 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: paulycy

yea i agree , lol..... :-)


37 posted on 09/08/2009 4:41:48 PM PDT by housemouse 1
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To: Steelfish
Professor Hutton also believes women are attracted to the fact that paganism can be practised anywhere and at any time, making it easier to fit around busy modern lives.

The professor is grossly conflating "attending church" with practicing Christianity.

Far too many "Christians" also confuse attending church with being a Christian.

Unfortunately for the pew potatoes, there are another 167 hours in the week, that don't come in the hour between Sunday brunch and the Sunday afternoon game that they are dozing through a sermon.

38 posted on 09/08/2009 4:47:55 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, sitting in the Oval Office, where he ought not...)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Steelfish

It takes all kinds

39 posted on 09/08/2009 4:48:32 PM PDT by Lady Jag (Double your income. Fire the government)
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To: Lady Jag

Michelle Pfieffer can enchant me any time she wants.


40 posted on 09/08/2009 4:52:55 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Crazy is the new sane.)
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To: Xenalyte
Islam is not paganism. Islam is not witchcraft. Might want to read up before you commit further slander.

Right. Never confuse Satan worship with simple paganism &/or witchcraft.

41 posted on 09/08/2009 4:58:42 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (The Great Obamanation of Desolation, sitting in the Oval Office, where he ought not...)
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To: Xenalyte
And as soon as someone in the real world gets a Harry Potter spell to work, I’m gonna be right there hollering as loud as you are.

Since you haven't shown up at my door begging me to have my way with you, we can safely assume the spells don't work yet. But I assure you I'm working on it.

42 posted on 09/08/2009 5:44:34 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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To: Xenalyte

Islam is not witchcraft...? Based on its recent effects in the world who are you kidding...?


43 posted on 09/08/2009 8:24:30 PM PDT by freebilly ( No wonder all the left has a boner for Obama.... There's "Cialis" in "SoCIALISt")
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To: Steelfish

Meh.


44 posted on 09/08/2009 8:27:33 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Xenalyte

ps, the point of my post was that the British are preoccupied with so much foolishness they no longer care to protect their nation. Obviously thinking beyond your narrow focus is beyond you....


45 posted on 09/08/2009 8:27:42 PM PDT by freebilly ( No wonder all the left has a boner for Obama.... There's "Cialis" in "SoCIALISt")
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To: Steelfish
I see Witches every day...

46 posted on 09/08/2009 8:44:31 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: Larry Lucido; Xenalyte
Since you haven't shown up at my door begging me to have my way with you, we can safely assume the spells don't work yet.

Hey! Didn't you read Xena's tag line?

47 posted on 09/09/2009 2:33:01 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: freebilly

You’re so cute when you try to insult people. Keep it up and you might just land a shot.


48 posted on 09/09/2009 5:38:56 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Don't threaten me with a good time.)
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To: Xenalyte

I’ve learned long ago that only people with some degree of intelligence are ever insulted....


49 posted on 09/09/2009 6:40:12 AM PDT by freebilly ( No wonder all the left has a boner for Obama.... There's "Cialis" in "SoCIALISt")
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To: freebilly
A little better, but still wide of the mark. Keep trying!



I just want you to feel you're doing well.
50 posted on 09/09/2009 7:16:12 AM PDT by Xenalyte (Don't threaten me with a good time.)
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