I find it rather ironic that what is so far the only offensive comment I have ever received about this blog has been written by a “good Christian”. Ok, so they didn’t want me to link to their website. That’s fair enough, and perhaps I should have asked first …my mistake for not doing so. I didn’t know they were Christian, in fact I never even considered what their particular religious bent might be. I’ve not had a problem with anyone else, and plenty of other people have also linked to my site without asking my permission, which I don’t mind. I really didn’t think it would be a problem. In any case I complied with their request and removed the link as soon as I saw their message. I meant no offense to anyone by placing their link on my site …I did it purely as a service to others who might be looking for more information about Asperger’s Syndrome because I thought this person’s site had something to offer in that respect.
What irks me the most is not that they wanted their site link removed, but rather the way in which the demand was made! What happened to a simple, civil request, especially from someone who supposedly has “seen the light” and should have risen above the need for foul-mouthed insults to get their point across?
Paganism still has a long way to go before we are ever going to be given the same respect and acceptance that other “mainstream” religions have, and this “comment” is a prime example of the ignorance of so many other people regarding Paganism and the unfounded fears and misconceptions they have about it…
while I appreciate you having a link to my site, it is better to ask me first via email… I don’t appreciate my site being with a weirdo who’s into witchcraft and paganisam and tarot cards…now that I mention that, I WANT IT TO BE REMOVED FROM YOUR SITE IMMEDIATELY!!! NOT NEXT WEEK NOW!
Are you an Aspie that believes in cults, witchcraft, paganism, tarot cards etc, YOUR AN ABSOLUTE FUCKING WEIRDO and I feel so sorry for you as you are a lost soul that doesn’t know it’s way to the light…, it’s hidden in darkness, and the only way you can come thru to the light, is to not do this, as to forgive & heal yourself with a relationship with God, and become a Christian.
WHEREVER YOU ARE WHATEVER YOU DO, YOU ARE NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING HERE, AND I CAN SEE FROM OUTSIDE IN, LOOKING AT YOU. A FRIGHTENED LOST SOUL THAT DOESN’T KNOW RIGHT FROM WRONG. YOU NEED TO REMOVE ALL HEADINGS AND LINKS THAT DISPLAY WITCHCRAFT, TAROT, PAGANISM, SPIRITUALITY, PSYCHIC, AND PERSONAL READINGS, because you will frighten a lot of people who don’t believe in this sort of rubbish!! because if you believe in it, and continue on with it in your life, you will land in a place where there is fire, and whipping and knashing of teeth, (meaning Hell) and if this is where you want to land, then go right ahead, and continue on with this as your life journey because I can see where your headed…T….R…O…..U…B….L….E….!! HUGE TROUBLE! if you continue this way, you will head towards depression, anxiety and most likely suicide and then death, then you will see where you will end up for the rest of your life ETERNITY seperated from the God who created you.
And you’ve got your heading wrong as well, it should be outside in, not inside out…where you have your links. I shall check up on your site to see if my site is removed, otherwise I will contact WordPress who will remove it immediately.
Thanks and good luck with your lifetime.
As for the issue of cults …um, who here is trying to tell someone how they should live their life and what they should believe? Certainly not me or any of my Pagan friends. In general I think most Pagans have a healthy respect for other people’s right to live by religious or spiritual beliefs of their own choosing, without the need for proselytizing, coercion or indoctrination in any form. We don’t have to like or agree with what other people believe, but we should respect their right to choose what they feel is right for them (except of course if those beliefs involve violence and/or incite hatred towards others). Respect and tolerance for others can go a long way towards breaking down barriers and building friendship and understanding!
I suppose I really should thank the person who wrote this comment on my blog for actually taking the time to write and tell me how wrong I am and for giving me the opportunity to correct my errant ways. This person is obviously very passionate about their beliefs, and while I respect their right to believe as they do, I do not appreciate the self righteous, bigoted attitude behind their tirade, nor do I appreciate being called an “absolute fucking weirdo”. They lost all credibility when they typed that one! I am a polite and reasonable person, I don’t go around insulting people and I certainly don’t need to be threatened in any way, simply to remove a link. Like I said above, a simple, civil request would have sufficed.