April 14th, 2005
|01:11 pm - *snickers*|
I suppose it's wrong to laugh at others' beliefs, especially since I'm not Wiccan myself (is this a 3rd Degree secret, anyone?).
But, I mean, come on. People don't take Paganism seriously for a reason, folks.
And that reason wears eye-makeup a la The Ultimate Warrior.
In other news, I am far too amused today.
Current Mood: amused
Current Music: "Tin Cup Chalice", -JB
I was fine until I saw how the makeup was arranged, and then I nearly died snickering quietly in my office cube.
|Date:||April 14th, 2005 05:18 pm (UTC)|| |
I fear for us all if we judge any group by what a 16 year old does.
Yes. His freedom of expression is one thing. And he's got a point: if the women can wear it, he should be able to.
But as a religious issue? That's a bit extreme.
Yes. Rather than annoy me, I find it very amusing. And he's right, from an "expression" point of view. The religion thing totally baffles me, though.
I'm positive I did similar strange things in high school though.
Perhaps we need lightning-bolt scars. . . Oh, that's if we're wizards. . .
I agree with the statement that the suspension is discriminatory. But the Wiccan part, why do they always have to bring the Wiccan part into it? Can't he just admit that he does it to be different and for the attention? Kids, sigh.
I do honestly wonder if he said he had to wear it because he was Wiccan, or if the reporter merely extrapolated that from the fact that he is Wiccan.
He also says he does it to boost his self-esteem. I suppose that we can't let kids do anything to boost their self-esteem in school, but a little make-up doesn't hurt.
Am I, or are the people who look at this and see that Pagans encourage their children to paint their faces and stick out?
In the end, if the kid calls this integral to his religion (which I'm not sure whether he did or the reporter did, see above), then yeah, he's making us all look pretty silly.
And what's wrong with Hare Krishnas? :)
|Date:||April 14th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)|| |
In defense of this poor confused (and badly made up kid).
I was suspended from school for wearing metal t-shirts.
Repeatedly. Because they were "Satanic" (which, incidentally, they were not)
High school is hell for the non-conformist.
I agree. I'm confused a bit by his statement that the make-up makes him feel better about himself.
I would imagine that in the cannibalistic world that is high school social circles, wearing that would be terrible for your self-esteem.
It's the only way to go. . .
I imagine several Brit trads would look at this very similarly.
It's fun to freak the mundanes. . . but when that's what your Paganism is, I worry. When I'm freakin' 'em, if someone asks why, I tell 'em it's because it's *fun*, not because I'm Pagan.
if i enjoyed flying, i'd go out there and kick his ass for making my life THAT MUCH MORE difficult.
To be fair, I'm really thinking that the quote about Wicca is a media tie-in, not something he said. Hard to tell, though. So go kick the copy editor who let it through :)
um, maybe he should take off the makeup because it looks hideous and it would distract kids in class??? (they'd be so busy laughing at him)
SCRUB 'IM CLEAN, CAP'IN!!!!!!
I agree. about as serious as I take laurie Cabot, the way she dresses. (rolls eyes)
Haha. Yes, she's always dressed . . . ah . . . interestingly.
We're supposed to wear make-up? Whjy does no-one ever tell me these things?
|Date:||April 14th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)|| |
yeah, that's what I was thinking
|Date:||April 14th, 2005 10:52 pm (UTC)|| |
Hehe. Amusing indeed.