Got into an argument on the internet, today.
Yeah, I know, it’s pointless, irritating & inflammatory to argue with strangers on the internet…but he pissed me off.
It was in a pagan group, & he was busily invalidating people’s beliefs, so I spoke up & told him off.
Politely, and with facts.
The subject was Wicca, & he was running his fingers, telling everyone that the only TRUE Wiccan was HIS type of Wiccan.
I pointed out to him that there are many valid paths, not just his, & he got condescending…which, you know, just calms me right down, because who doesn’t like being talked down to?
When I pointed out to him that Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc., were just as Christian as the Catholics, even though they’d split from the Holy Roman Catholic Church years ago, he totally ignored that, & spouted that I just don’t understand what true initiation is.
Someone get him some Kool-Aid, wouldja? Jim Jones wants to visit with him.
So, I dropped the mic on the conversation & left the thread.
Let it go. Trolls shouldn’t be fed, I wasn’t going to get him to understand that he’s just as bad as the fundie Xtians who think all of us Pagans are going to hell, & I just get all riled up with no resolution.
Time to do something a little more constructive.
Like baking cookies. Chocolate chip are all baked & ready to go on Monday. Snickerdoodles are waiting to be mixed next, & they go in the fridge overnight, so I need to get on that.
I also need to shovel my front sidewalk, but that’s not happening anymore to right. Maybe tomorrow…maybe I’ll wait till my neighbor decides he’s sick of looking at it & clears it for me with his 4-wheeler…
I also need to get busy on Yule gifts & a custom Xmas order my mom wants for a family member. Trees…trees, trees, lots of little wire trees. Nothing I Can show you till after the holiday season, since they’re all going to be gifts, but I will post pictures then.
Annnd, I’m almost done painting inside my house for now. The living room & dining room/office/gym/ferretarium are painted, & most of the hallway is finished, with only the trim at ceiling & floor, & around doors is left. Touchups, really, then I’m done for now. I’ve got some demolition to do in the kitchen before I can paint in there. I’ll post pictures of the finished painting as soon as it’s all done. I’m rather proud of having done it by myself. I love the soft grey color that seems to shift throughout the day with how the light hits it. Sometimes it’s just grey, sometimes it looks more blue, sometimes more lavender, but always clean, soft, & comforting.
There, now you’re caught up.
Time to go mix cookies…