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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/31/witches-presbyterians-and-the-booger-man/

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Re: Washington Times Article: "Witches, Presbyterians, and the Booger Man"
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2019, 12:14:38 pm »
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/31/witches-presbyterians-and-the-booger-man/

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Re: Washington Times Article: "Witches, Presbyterians, and the Booger Man"
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 06:31:11 pm »
https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/31/witches-presbyterians-and-the-booger-man/

"Booger man?" Is that an actual phrase people use? I'm pretty sure the 'boogie man' has nothing to do with that kind of 'boogie' ...

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Re: Washington Times Article: "Witches, Presbyterians, and the Booger Man"
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 06:36:08 pm »
"Booger man?" Is that an actual phrase people use? I'm pretty sure the 'boogie man' has nothing to do with that kind of 'boogie' ...

I know, right?  Here in England it tends to be called the boogeyman (pronounced 'boh-geyman'), as far as I'm aware.
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I know, right?  Here in England it tends to be called the boogeyman (pronounced 'boh-geyman'), as far as I'm aware.
Yeah, that was one of the ridiculous things that caught my eye about this article.



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Re: Washington Times Article: "Witches, Presbyterians, and the Booger Man"
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2019, 03:27:30 am »

This is my favorite bit, from the article:

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finding surges and tsunamis against the conventional and the traditional that no one else can see. Comparing the number of formally enrolled Christians to the number of estimated Muslims is favorite media evidence of a surge of Islam in America

Apparently, the Washington Times doesn't think Islam is conventional or traditional? Somebody needs to explain to them that it's a 1200 year old religion that promotes many of the same moral laws, and holds many of the same theological views, as Christianity!

I mean come on, saying Islam is not traditional is like saying that water isn't a fluid; it's such a irrational claim as to defy explanation, and reading it leaves me utterly flabbergasted.
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Re: Washington Times Article: "Witches, Presbyterians, and the Booger Man"
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 03:31:15 am »
...

Ouch, just found another one:

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The witches and wiccans want to separate themselves from voodoo, shamanism and nut cakes, of whom there is no shortage, and “dispel many myths about witchcraft, distinguish it from Satanism and other misconceptions in the eyes of the general public, such as proliferated in the generals press media.”


Jesus Christ, now this article is attacking indigenous belief systems and likening them to 'nut cakes' and Satanism. Just, who wrote this? Did they step straight out of the 1940s?

This is so surreal and cringe-worthy that it almost has me evoking Poe's law; it feels like it should be satire rather than a real article written by a real conservative in 2019 in America!
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Yeah, that was one of the ridiculous things that caught my eye about this article.

Honestly, I tried reading the article but something about the style in which it was written meant I kept stalling and having to re-read bits to try & get the sense (ha!) of what the author was trying to convey, and that was just very tedious for me.
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Re: Washington Times Article: "Witches, Presbyterians, and the Booger Man"
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2019, 03:55:14 pm »
"Booger man?" Is that an actual phrase people use? I'm pretty sure the 'boogie man' has nothing to do with that kind of 'boogie' ...

'Snot the first thing that comes to my mind, either. More like... this.

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Re: Washington Times Article: "Witches, Presbyterians, and the Booger Man"
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2019, 05:51:17 pm »
Apparently, the Washington Times doesn't think Islam is conventional or traditional?

I suspect that for their demographic, "traditional" refers solely to 1950s white suburbia.

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'Snot the first thing that comes to my mind, either. More like... this.

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I suspect that for their demographic, "traditional" refers solely to 1950s white suburbia.
Yup. That, or maybe Puritan Salem?

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