Saturday, September 18, 2010

Do witches masturbate?

Christine O'Donnell. We know the type, don't we? Once a "sinner," now a moralist. Something at some point must have gone wrong for her, just as it usually does for those who end up seeking religious redemption in the form of born-again fundamentalism. (O'Donnell is Roman Catholic, but she exhibits all the signs of evangelical Protestant fundamentalism.) Maybe it was an overwhelming sense of guilt that finally got to her, guilt implanted through her Catholic upbringing. Maybe she found herself alone and without purpose, unable to cope, longing desperately to belong. This is how cults, including organized religions, find their followers. Maybe it was a guy who dumped her. Whatever the case, something turned her into what she is now, a Christian theocrat who, as many of her kind do, obsesses about masturbation and pornography, wallowing in the "sin" she abhors. (What strikes me about these moralists is how they seem to be fascinated by, and perhaps turned on by, the details of "sin." They traffic in stories of redemption and conversion, but those stories depend on detailed accounts of the "sin" that is being left behind. This, I would argue, is their pornography, just as much as the blood sacrifice that is the core of Christianity.)

Anyway, we should hardly be surprised that O'Donnell's past is, well... colourful. For example...

As Think Progress is reporting, last night on HBO's Real Time, host Bill Maher played a previously unaired clip of O'Donnell from the October 29, 1999 episode of his former show, Politically Incorrect (on which O'Donnell was a frequent guest). Let's just say the clip was rather revealing:

I dabbled into witchcraft -- I never joined a coven. But I did, I did... I dabbled into witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up. I know what they told me they do. [...]

One of my first dates with a witch was on a satanic altar, and I didn't know it. I mean, there's little blood there and stuff like that... We went to a movie and then had a midnight picnic on a satanic altar.

Now, do I care that she "dabbled" in witchcraft when she was younger? No, not really. It might bother me if she were a witch now, but people do all sorts of things when they're young, some of them quite stupid. But I find it interesting that this anti-sex Christian extremist, who is now all about self-control (but really self-denial, the denial of human nature) dabbled in just the sort of "sin" she now condemns. This doesn't make her special. I suspect that many such moralists were rather adventurous in their pre-moralistic days. But it does make you realize that her whole campaign against sex (other than the procreative sex authorized by the Vatican) is really about herself, about her guilt and about doing everything she can to avoid slipping back into the "sin" of which she partook. It's about denying who she really is as a human being (and denying her nature, which, I suspect, would very much like to pleasure itself) and lying to herself about right and wrong. This is what all religion is, of course. With her, it's just so obvious.


And it's no wonder she's running for cover, backing out of scheduled TV appearances tomorrow, on CBS's Face the Nation and even Fox News.

One suspects her campaign didn't have withcraft-related talking points ready.

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  • I guess it's far more preferable to elect a long-time sinner? Or do you only support people who have never once sinned? Your blog has an archive, so be careful, because I'm pretty sure that some that you support have indeed sinned. Or are you one of those 'it's okay for me by not you' type of bloggers?

    She tried, she didn't like it, she moved on. So should you. Which candidate in that race promotes capitalism and which promotes marxism? Which will vote for job killing regulations and taxes and which won't? Why don't you spend more time on those sorts of questions.

    By Blogger A Conservative Teacher, at 11:06 AM  

  • Conservative teacher, I do hope that your student are smarter than you.

    Who in the senate race is running as a "marxist"? The only one in the race who is close to that is Ms. O'Donnell, except she's running like one of the Marx Brothers; going for comedy.

    And since the GOP spent most of the 1990's sniffing out the Clenis -- at the hands of serial adulterers like Newt Gingrich, Henry Hyde, and Bob Livingston -- you might want to take that call from the Pot on Line 1.

    We'll forgive Newt as soon as you forgive Bill Clinton. Or can't you move on?

    By Blogger Mustang Bobby, at 1:04 PM  

  • Yes, because, you know, I'm one of those liberals who actually belives in compassion and understanding. We don't condemn people the way they do on the right. If you actually read my post, you'll note that I don't criticize her for doing anything. I say that I don't care that she dabbled in satanism. Whatever. What I do object to is the righteous moralism that she new spews.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 11:15 PM  

  • Otherwise... nicely put, MB. It's the hypocrisy that I object to, as well.

    By Blogger Michael J.W. Stickings, at 11:16 PM  

  • united states was created to save people from religious persecution but yet even still people continue to persecute those who believe differently than the Christian Hell fire and Damnation . You know this is 2011, yet still so many people are stuck in the past . And no she didn't dabble in Satanism that is a religion that is obverse to Christianity ... she said she dabbled in Witchcraft which is a practice their is no set moral conduct but the most apparent thing is that their is no deity. So your facts are off a little and their is no sacrifice to anything definitely not blood to any altar that is actually a common pracitice in trying to one bind oneself to a person or in demonology to give the life force to a demon in exchange for something most frequently things such as greed and protection. And she is anti- sex because witches don't masturbate, they believe that self control is the only way one can come into any form of power. I though this post was going to be a person asking a question not bashing on Christine O'Donnell because of her religious preference. I don't think anyone is so perfect that they can bash on someone for being different. Even in the bible it says Jesus had to perfect his ways. i think its right before Mathew in the bible. well that's all for now.. but next time you want to insult other liberals think like one have all our facts lined up and tabbed so that you can make a valid point without other people thinking that your just picking on someone.

    By Anonymous Libra's Child, at 4:24 PM  

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