Aodhan Ite an Fhithich
aodhan at dobharchu.org
Mon Oct 21 07:19:13 PDT 1996
Gunnora Hallakarva wrote in a message to All:
GH> I think you are way off base.
No, Jeremy is dead on target.
GH> The stupid guy in El Paso is
GH> gonna think we're devil worshippers no matter what we do.
So why give him further ammo? I take it you've never had one of your posts
taken out of context and flung in your face with accusations of "mischief and
mayhem." I have. It was *not* fun.
GH> I submit that anyone who believes
GH> that anyone posting on the "Principality of Hell" topic was or is a
GH> Satanist is severely humor-impaired, and may in fact have an IQ
GH> lower than the average human body temperature.
That won't prevent them from smearing us in public or dragging us into court.
(In fact, it probably guarantees it.)
GH> You say, "But, consider the damage that could be done to us
GH> if any of the persons you mention got hold of these missives."
GH> What damage? I've heard fanatic folks on talk radio since the
GH> seventies off and on claiming to have been eye-witnesses at SCA
GH> Satanic rituals. Have any of them ever harmed the SCA? Not if we
GH> just ignored them. I'd sure like to hear examples of real, actual
GH> damage that you think the SCA can suffer because of some religious
GH> kook in El Paso or wherever.
I don't know about harm to the SCA per se (although the expense of dealing with
their inane, decidedly non-Christain ranting could be considered such), but as
for harm to individual SCA members, I would think the child custody case in
Cleveland (Inis Fenics) a few years ago would qualify.
GH> Plus, the last I heard, the Constitution protects
GH> freedom of religion.
Uh..., don't get me started again, Gunnora. We've been down this path with
freedom of speech...
GH> Lighten up, will ya? It's a JOKE.
But in rather poor taste, under the circumstances.
Baron Aodhan Ite an Fhithich, ML
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