Vivian Wu
Vivian Wu

It never ceases to amaze me the ignorance of Fox News. Most Pagans/Wiccans have nothing against major religions. And most major religions don't give a flying fig about Pagans/Wiccans. Cause guess what? They're decent human beings. No one ever goes up to each other and goes:

"Hi, I'm so and so and I'm some sort of major religion."
"Oh, well, that's nice. I'm so and so and I'm a Pagan/Wiccan."
"Oh, well now I hate you."
"Oh, I suppose for no reason, I'll hate you too."

It just doesn't...

It never ceases to amaze me the ignorance of Fox News. Most Pagans/Wiccans have nothing against major religions. And most major religions don't give a flying fig about Pagans/Wiccans. Cause guess what? They're decent human beings. No one ever goes up to each other and goes:

"Hi, I'm so and so and I'm some sort of major religion."
"Oh, well, that's nice. I'm so and so and I'm a Pagan/Wiccan."
"Oh, well now I hate you."
"Oh, I suppose for no reason, I'll hate you too."

It just doesn't happen. What this is is plain out stupidity. Do some research before you make a news story about it. Most theologists agree that if a religion does not have a singular entity as a God, it's more or less under the 'pagan' list. Why? Not because pagans are witches and wizards, like you morons believe. Paganism is a blanket term typically used to refer to religious traditions which are polytheistic or indigenous. Such religions are Hinduism, Shintoism, and so on and so forth. Are you calling their holidays ridiculous? For goodness sake, Fox News, this stuff is on Wikipedia. You didn't even have to try hard to figure that out!

I know very little about Wiccans so I can't defend them properly (sorry, I do respect you, I just don't know much) but I'm sure other people do and they can school you on how stupid you're being.

To all mainstream, monotheistic religions, this is not an attack on you. I know lots of decent Christians, Muslims, Jewish, etc. who don't pull off this stupid stunts. This is an attack on the morons of Fox News who can't even be bothered to pick up a dictionary, let alone a theology book, and decided to poke fun at THOUSANDS of respectable religions and practices.

By the way, Fox News, I'm 21, single female, Buddhist, I don't play Dungeons and Dragons, I ride horses and raise dogs and work like any average American, and I respect all religions, even if I'm not fully educated on them, and treat other people respectfully who treat me with respect. Come. At. Me.

Vickie Bowman
Vickie Bowman

That guy sucks

Crystal Violet Meow
Crystal Violet Meow

According to about 5 min of my own research: there are (www. religioustolerance. org) 134,000 Wiccans and 140,000 other Pagans in the U.S.. According to a 2006 article in the NY Times there are "About 11,000 Zoroastrians live in the United States". I guess a 5 min internet search is beyond the capacity of fox news. What a bunch of Bigots!

Leona Moore
Leona Moore

You three should be ashamed!! Do your homework before you go hate bashing someone's religion!! Yes you ARE bigots!! I was completely shocked when I saw the clip of you three talking about the Pagan/Wiccan faith!!!! So disrespectful and filled with hate your words!!! Samhain "Halloween" is a day to honor the dead!! To show respect to the loved ones that have passed!! Not about Satan, candy and what a lot of other Christians think!! You all obviously have NO respect!! Research facts before you...

You three should be ashamed!! Do your homework before you go hate bashing someone's religion!! Yes you ARE bigots!! I was completely shocked when I saw the clip of you three talking about the Pagan/Wiccan faith!!!! So disrespectful and filled with hate your words!!! Samhain "Halloween" is a day to honor the dead!! To show respect to the loved ones that have passed!! Not about Satan, candy and what a lot of other Christians think!! You all obviously have NO respect!! Research facts before you spit out lies!! Taking the link down, too late!! It's been seen and will not be forgotten!! I quote -"The bad side of being Wiccan is because its full of witchcraft.......any religion whose most sacred holiday is Halloween I just can't take seriously..........every Wiccan I have ever met has either been a compulsive dungeons and dragons player, or is a middle aged twice divorced, older woman living in a rural area who works as a midwife." ...........WOW. Get a clue! Witchcraft for one thing has been victimized by people like you! We don't believe in the Devil or Hell!! We don't curse people!! We believe that you get back what you give out! Samhain (Halloween) a day to honor our ancestors and loved ones past...you can't take that seriously?!?!?! I have YET to meet a fellow pagan who is obsessed with dungeons and dragons!! And really....a middle aged twice divorced midwife?!?!? What?? How many middle aged twice divorced Christians are out there??? You think none??? And what is wrong with being a midwife????? Learn some respect and get your facts right!

Daniel Pointer
Daniel Pointer

As far as I can tell, I'm not or never have been a middle aged twice divorced woman, ha! I've never played dungeons and dragons. I'm Pagan and not Wiccan, but still, if any person actually said something about Christianity on the air like this it would be hell on earth (literally). People would probably be burned at the stake or hung. It'd start a new burning times. Good God... I hate fox news.

Sarah D. Baker
Sarah D. Baker

I honestly can't imagine anyone not offended by that conversation.

Abby Wilkinson
Abby Wilkinson

I'd just like to say Pagans and Wiccans don't even have to be a certain age. I am only 15 but take Wicca quite seriously, I don't go round casting spells for my own good, I certainly do not hex people, I am one with the Earth although only being Wiccan for just over a year. I also have friends at different ages who are Pagan.

Amy McLean
Amy McLean

Obviously the News crew at Fox doesn't know that most of the Christian holidays were taken from the Pagan holidays.... Ive followed Fox News all of my life but this was enough for me to change that...

Jonathan Brett Kennedy
Jonathan Brett Kennedy

I'm not a Pagan. I'm Jewish, but I don't see a problem with those who practice getting their Holidays off. Why? Because I don't have to work on mine, and if I were Xian, no one would question if I wanted to have Sundays off. It's blatant hypocrisy.

Kate Fixx Boivin
Kate Fixx Boivin

It saddens me when you hear sugest derogatory comments, I would think that those that work for Fox would have taken an intelligent route to their reporting, learn a little about what they are talking about before they make such comments. As usual if your different, if your beliefs don't follow the main stream then this is what is said. One thing you may want to understand about pagan/wiccan as different they are we teach to respect other people beliefs, most of us take the time to learn...

It saddens me when you hear sugest derogatory comments, I would think that those that work for Fox would have taken an intelligent route to their reporting, learn a little about what they are talking about before they make such comments. As usual if your different, if your beliefs don't follow the main stream then this is what is said. One thing you may want to understand about pagan/wiccan as different they are we teach to respect other people beliefs, most of us take the time to learn and understand others religions. Respect I think it is something that is needed, education without bias is another. My wish is that someday we all see the beauty of our differences and can learn from it.

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