Dr. Phil insults Wiccans?

posted 3 years ago in Pagan
Post # 3
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2878 posts
Sugar bee

I haven’t seen the show, but if all he did was exclaim this, I do not find it offensive in nature and I don’t think it was the intention behind it. It’s true that most people have never heard about Wicca and I think people just laughed because they were not familiar with it either. 

 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I did watch this show, as my FMIL is super into Dr. Phil. I did immediately feel like it was off of him to say that. It was strange. Though I don’t practice or really understand Wicca, it really did come across as rude and ignorant. He KNEW he was going to be talking about Wiccan subjects for this show, he brought that up all on his own, and he should have tried to have some idea what he was talking about.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@ForeverBirds:  While I would not call that mocking, I could see why someone could possibly be offended by it. 

Personally I am not a fan of Dr. Phil in general. I don’t think much of anyone who would blindly adopt, a day time TV host’s opinion. 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@ForeverBirds:  We’re going to make a small difference? I don’t see that happening. You are not Wiccan, I’m not Wiccan. Do the Wiccans care? If the affected group doesn’t care, no change will come from you or anyone else complaining about it.

 

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@ForeverBirds:  More than likely, its a jab at the individual proclaiming herself as a Wiccan Priestess when the quailfing criteria for such a title may not have been met, like a fraudulent healer or prophet?  Maybe that’s what the face was for, because honestly, there’s nothing worse than a person that takes advantage of someone with something as personal and sacred as their faith…whatever it may be.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@ForeverBirds:  ….so you didn’t watch the whole show, you have no idea what context this entire conversation took place within and you’re asking people to sign a petition demanding an apology for a religion you don’t even practice??

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@ForeverBirds:  My mistake…the entire post is written in first person, so it looks like you wrote it…you know?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Nona99:  +1

@ForeverBirds:  After reading the whole post, I lost track that you had copied and pasted it here. I thought it was your voice.

You might get more feedback you don’t like so just be prepared since, again, it appears to be written by you. The casual reader may forget your first point.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Not a wiccan but I don’t think this is a really big deal. In the world of religions and faiths, not everyone is knowing to know what a wiccan is. SHOULD he have known? Absolutely. But ignorance should not be shunned — ignorance can be fixed. Stupidity cannot.

I don’t think petitions fix anything. “We watched your show and we’re angry!” Chances are those people will watch the next show, and the next, and the next. Views = money. Petitions = useless. Not watching the show = no views = no money.

Voting with one’s wallet (Or eyeballs in this case) does more good than signing a petition found on facebook.

If the Wiccan community isn’t outraged, I don’t think anyone else should be.

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