I got a strongly worded email from a reader of the article who told me the following:
Hahahahaha, farking hillarious! Middle class suburban Pagans. These are women that never grew out of the farce of rich college girls casting spells (booga, booga) in their dorm rooms at night, waiting to graduate and marry the right man, picked out by their parents, who will show them the road to and keep them on the path to the Good Christian Corporete Life. If someone is living the cookie cutter, glass house suburban life, they're no Pagan or witch. A pagan or witch woud change their life, no matter what it takes, to something meaningfull to them.and healthy for those dependent upon them. Me thinks you be a bullsh*t artist young Sir. Please don't cast a spell (booga, booga) on me. I just have spent too much time with the Goddess to put up with nonsense like that. May you and those who listen to you find your way...Blessed be..DD PS Illinois...No wonder!
Yes, that would be the email in its entirety, and no, I didn't alter anything. It really is that condescending and poorly spelled.
So, before I give my rebuttal, I was curious as to what you - the Rioters - had to say about this. Is there a particular level of income a pagan has to have in order to be legitimately pagan? Is having a stable, lucrative career a no-no if you also want to be a dirt-worshipping wand-waver? Was the point of my article lost, and did I unintentionally say that living a cookie cutter existence was favorable? (I thought I took care of that by the 5th sentence.) Is living a middle-class life unhealthy for those that depend on you?
And, I suppose most importantly, how much time does one have to spend with the Goddess before one is a complete jackass?
Leave me your comments in the form of an email, including anything else you think fits. I'd like to use this as a forum for discussion on the matter until later in the week.
Love and Lyte,