I think the OP was saying that some newbies were trying to fit in by insulting certain ways of practicing witchcraft... thus insulting TW's who enjoy wearing robes, using daggers, performing rituals...etc.
Insults aren't the way to make friends.
Trying to impress others by putting down how someone else practices, or saying my way is superior to yours is offensive. No matter where or who you are.
It can be scary to enter into an arena where many experienced witches read what you write.
It takes guts to put yourself out there, however, the fastest way to piss people off is to insult their craft. Not a good idea for anyone, newbie or not.
My pet peeve with practice is wicca. I want a wicca-free zone...damn it.... yet it keeps creeping-up time and again (boo's & hisses)
What I love about Trad. Witchcraft is that isn't a handbook. Just laws. How energy is used or manipulated is fascinating to me. Seeing how other witches practice is an endless source of discovery ....whether it mirrors my own practice or not.
Each one of us has our own unique set of talents and expresses those gifts various ways.
Also, I think personal growth has a lot to do with earlier cringe-worthy posts... unless of course they were bullshit written just to fit in... which brings us back to... be respectful to how others craft.... while honoring your own personal path.
You do your craft.
I do mine.
This thread should be bumped every few months as a kindly reminder...lol.
Edited to correct typo in line one: changed 'we' to WERE.
Edited by Nikki, 08 May 2014 - 09:41 PM.