Q: How long have you been involved with your coven, and what do you do to practice your faith?
Q: And what kind of rituals do you engage in?
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Q: Among those Wiccans in Delaware, how has the reaction been to Christine O'Donnell's comments?
A: There was a lot of eye rolling. It obscures the actual issues involved [in Wicca]. Who knows what she did or dabbled in when she was in high school.
I doubt very seriously that she knows what it was. Certainly I do not think that she has any concept about what witchcraft, Wicca, or Paganism actually is. I doubt very seriously whether she has any concept of what Satanism actually is.
Q: How did you react to her conflation of witchcraft and Satanism? [O'Donnell said her dabbling included having a picnic on a bloody Satanic altar.]
A: One grows accustomed to it. It's a ridiculous and childish and uniformed conflation. Most monotheistic religions, as they encounter other paths and belief systems, tend to want to confuse those with their own conceptions of what is evil.
Satanism is a Judeo-Christian-Islamic concept. To be a Satanist, one must believe in Satan. We don't do that. It's not part of our belief system at all.