Witchcraft Atheism

We have seen that the type of atheism advocated by the New Atheists has become Dinosaur Atheism – a dying breed of atheism embraced mostly by old white men.  The new generation of woke atheists are instead embracing the occult – satanism, witchcraft, and paganism.  Here’s another news article, this one from Yahoo News,  that helps illustrate this:

Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn,

There is a picture of Dakota in the Yahoo News story.

Bracciale

is pleased with the outcome of the ritual hex placed on US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in October. The curse, carried out from Catland Books, was well attended by witches, atheists ad humanists – and was followed around the country on social media.

Atheists and humanists participating in a “ritual hex.”  It figures.

Bracciale makes clear the atheistic undertone of the hex:

“The hex centres on the notion that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay with a final ending of oblivion – scientists are telling us. So the witch does everything for themselves – there is no other help in this universe of decay and chaos.

That’s a new twist on an old New Atheist talking point.  But notice just how mean and nasty the atheist witches are:

Bracciale is “absolutely” willing to cause physical harm through a hex – “no issue with that”.

Wow.

Bracciale would have been just as pleased with the new Supreme Court Justice’s death, resignation or physical disfigurement,

Well, I can say for sure that I have never prayed for someone else to be harmed.  Engaging in a religious ritual to wish serious harm on another human being must be an atheist witch thing.

And remember how the New Atheists struggled to define what an atheist was?  Well, here they can’t seem to make up their mind as to whether witchcraft is a religion.

Bracciale is “careful to point out that “witchcraft is not a religion, it’s not a belief system, it’s not an ideology, it’s a practice,””

Yet Tweety Witches telling us otherwise:

Finally, we have this:

All occult practitioners are not witches. Ellen Bourn has worked in the medium and psychic arena for forty years. She says she became aware of her ability to communicate with spirits at age eight and joined a spiritualist church when she was at college.

“I joined a Spiritualist church while attending college and began training with their spiritual development classes,” she said. “We were taught both mediumship and spiritual healing. One of the beliefs of the religion of spiritualism is that communication with all planes of reality is possible. I also read some of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s material on the same subject. I later elected to become a psychiatric nurse to further allow me to study more about neurology in an attempt to study mediumship from both a religious and scientific perspective.”

The parallels with Bourn and Sam Harris are striking.  Bourn joined a Spiritualist church while attending college and began training with their spiritual development classes.  Harris dropped out of college to train with gurus across the globe.  Bourn was taught mediumship and spiritual healing, while Harris was taught meditation and drug-induced spirituality.  Bourn communicates with all planes of reality, while Harris gets in touch  with planes of reality most people haven’t woken up to.  Bourn decided later to become a psychiatric nurse to study more about neurology, just as Harris decided later to become a neuroscientist.  Bourn wanted have a scientific perspective for her study of mediumship, just as Harris wanted to have a scientific perspective for his study of meditation and drugs.

If you think about it, San Harris’s view of atheism, filled with spirituality and “mindfulness” rituals, is a good stepping stone for the witchcraft atheism embraced by a growing number of the nones.

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9 Responses to Witchcraft Atheism

  1. unclesporkums says:

    That movement (which the gnus initially lied was “not a movement”) was unsustainable due to their petty egos and backbiting. This may have even less staying power.

  2. Dhay says:

    > Dakota Bracciale, a 29-year-old transgender/queer witch and co-owner of Catland Books and witch shop in Brooklyn,

    And brilliant at getting publicity for self and store. That should drum up custom, should be very profitable.

    > The curse, carried out from Catland Books, was well attended by witches, atheists and humanists

    Witchcraft is premised upon command of supernatural powers and sits ill with atheism that denies anything whatsoever supernatural; it sits ill with denial of miracles, with denial of the Resurrection, and with the bayons-and-leptons-only type philosophical materialism.

    *

    Some years ago I heard what I was told was a witches (Wiccan) maxim: Whatever you send out comes back three-fold.

    It’s a maxim (or rule of thumb) that I instinctively took to: it justifies — if justification is needed — benevolence and love of neighbour, and it seemed to me I could see it working in practice in my life and around me; it also warns against malevolence like Bracciale’s.

  3. nsr says:

    “That should drum up custom, should be very profitable”

    I cynically suspect that all ideologically motivated atheists ultimately worship the same things: money and prestige, and above that the copious amounts of sex those things make available.

  4. Dhay says:

    > “The hex centres on the notion that we live in a universe of chaos, entropy, destruction, death, decay with a final ending of oblivion – scientists are telling us. So the witch does everything for themselves – there is no other help in this universe of decay and chaos.”

    Only “the witch” could say that; it’s quite alien to Christian thought and practice, in which love — practical caring — for neighbour is commanded and central.

    It seems very self-centred (and stupid) of Dakota Bracciale to be unable to conceive of the possibility of helping each other.

  5. stcordova says:

    He appeared on Fox News! I knew he looked familiar when Mike posted the article:

  6. The three-fold law only applies if you adhere to dogma or the Wiccan rede.
    Personally, I do not. I am a witch, but my witchcraft and my faith are not one and the same. My faith has been everything from atheism to Christianity to Greek god/goddess worship, to a simple acknowledgement of “being.” If people want to hex, that is nobody’s business but theirs. All paths and perspectives are different.

  7. Dhay says:

    Crystal Pixellated > The three-fold law only applies if you adhere to dogma or the Wiccan rede. …

    Thanks for partially confirming, clarifying and sharing.

  8. riderontheclouds says:

    This is why an ‘atheist’ society free from superstition won’t work

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