I actually am a witch so...


On 9/3/18 1:18 PM, Jeff Chapin wrote:
> I guess I was objecting to the rediculous, outdated, and sexist 
> advice. Wives or women doesn't seem to matter when the problem is the 
> idea that females (wives or not) are magical sources of problems -- 
> unless, of course, they mean that more witchcraft is better than less.
> When I see advice (sexist or not) regarding witchcraft or other made 
> up topics, I tend to also wonder what other basic facts they had 
> wrong. It's quiet hard to take advice that seems to think fairy tales 
> are real too seriously. What's next? Tips to improve the chances of an 
> application to Hogwarts?
> There are definitely cases where more is better than less -- for most 
> people things like access to healthy food, midern medical treatments, 
> and modern education, and access exercise equal rights, more is better.
> I have a feeling that most would like to keep the list free form 
> religion and politics, but I would be willing to have a polite 
> dialogue off list if you really would like to continue these topics.
> On Sep 3, 2018 12:22 PM, "Brian Wood" <woodbrian77 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:woodbrian77 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Iznogoud writes:
>     >>
>     >> Point 8 also says 'the more women, the more witchcraft', so
>     perhaps a grain
>     >> or two of salt is applicable when dealing with outdated 'wisdom'
>     >>
>     This is often translated as "the more wives, the more witchcraft."
>     I should have linked to a different site.
>     >
>     > Point 8 starts with: "He used to say." (Gotta love that part.)
>     >
>     I'm not sure what you are getting at.
>     >
>     > This one, and probably all other points, come with a wheelbarrow
>     full of salt.
>     Point 3 is:
>     "Be careful in your relations with the government; for they draw
>     no man close to themselves except for their own interests. They
>     appear as friends when it is to their advantage, but they do not
>     stand by a man in his time of stress."
>     If we had stuck with "Ask not what your country can do for
>     you, but what you can do for your country." we would be
>     better off.  Instead we are umpteen trillion in debt and want
>     to spend a lot more?!
>     Brian
>     https://github.com/Ebenezer-group/onwards
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