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Congrats to Wiccans

Postby ProfWag » 02 Feb 2010, 19:14

I big hearty congratulations to the Wiccans who have just been officially allowed by the Air Force Academy to open a circle of worship on their base right alongside the Christians, Jewish, and Bhuddists. A great step forward for equality.
Being an Air Force man, I'm particularly proud...
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby NinjaPuppy » 02 Feb 2010, 20:15

Wicca was recognized by the US military many years ago. http://www.religioustolerance.org/wic_usbk.htm

In the wiccan community, this was considered quite a coup.

Years ago I spoke with a funeral director who told me that finding a person to do a proper funeral service for anyone of the Wiccan faith was impossible. I put her in touch with a local woman who owned a new age/wiccan business. Seems that most wiccans are solitary practicioners and not associated with a local coven.
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby ProfWag » 02 Feb 2010, 21:47

Yes, I remember when they got recognized. I even made up a dog tag for a wiccan once which was quite exciting for me. (It's the little things...)
I just thought it was neat they got a church on a base.
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby ciscop » 03 Feb 2010, 10:43

Congratulations to Wiccans!!

:D

i love it !!
there´s something about the accesories they use.. is just sexy
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby NinjaPuppy » 03 Feb 2010, 20:42

ciscop wrote:Congratulations to Wiccans!!

:D

i love it !!
there´s something about the accesories they use.. is just sexy

Yes, it's all about the accessories. :roll:

Black hat - check
Black cat - check
Pointy shoes - check
Athame - check
Pentagram - check
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby ciscop » 04 Feb 2010, 06:23

as long as they dont wear brown belts with black shoes they are all right
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby NinjaPuppy » 04 Feb 2010, 06:38

Real Wiccans don't wear clothes. They go 'skyclad'. :D
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby ciscop » 04 Feb 2010, 07:55

by the way
i just heard about this on Howard Stern
and he has the best take i heard

¨if they are fighting for our country, give them whatever they want¨

(not exact phrase but something on those lines)
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby ProfWag » 04 Feb 2010, 07:59

NinjaPuppy wrote:Real Wiccans don't wear clothes. They go 'skyclad'. :D

Soooooooooo, are you a real wiccan? :-)
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby NinjaPuppy » 04 Feb 2010, 21:42

You can bet the ranch on that one. :D
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby ProfWag » 04 Feb 2010, 21:48

NinjaPuppy wrote:You can bet the ranch on that one. :D

Welllllll now, I just may have to become one with the earth!...
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby NinjaPuppy » 04 Feb 2010, 22:13

The 'skyclad' thing is optional in most covens. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyclad_(Neopaganism)

I've heard that Gerald Gardner (better known as 'the father of wicca') was somewhat an old letch who liked the idea of the ladies in his coven prancing around nude. Who knows? Either way, it's not a mandatory rule and can make finding a suitable public location difficult.
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby ProfWag » 04 Feb 2010, 23:12

Not to stray too far off topic, but personally, I'm a huge proponent of the "au' naturel" look. Europe has no hangups whatsover with it and it never seemed to hurt their culture. And, I must add, my wife and I were frequent participants. (block out the visual if you can...)
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Re: Congrats to Wiccans

Postby NinjaPuppy » 05 Feb 2010, 00:46

I'm yet to come across much information of historical mentions of 'nekkid' people in my research, other than "National Geographic" of course. It's interesting how different cultures have influenced fashion or lack of it over the centuries.
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