Oct 252011
 

AskAWitch 3 How do you deal with questions, the good ones and the stupid ones without frustration?
TPF asked – Even in this day and age, there seems to be still common misconceptions on what a witch is. How do you deal with questions, the good ones and the stupid ones without frustration?

Overall my approach to answering questions is to be as open and honest as I can.  I never claim to be an expert on any path or traditon, and answer only based on my own experience (not as a spokesperson for wicca or paganism in general).  And in those situations when it can be a bit frustrating I try to keep a sense of humor and if that doesn’t work just walk away and send out good energy.

I’ve been fortunate that most of the time people ask reasonable questions – and those I enjoy a lot because I love a good discussion.  Usually the more I share, the more the person will also share and we can learn from each other.  Sometimes what a person asks could be considered “stupid,” but it is because they are misinformed; for example, “so you’re witch, you worship satan right?”  I give a simple explanation such as, “no satan is a Christian concept, witches worship the divine as being both male and female, a god and goddess.”  If the person is still curious or wants more information I’ll continue the conversation, but from time to time the person refuses to believe me and insists on continuing to hold on to their false assumptions about witches – in that case I just go on my merry way.  For the truly dumb questions, I try to have a “fun” answer rather than get frustrated.  Once as a guest speaker on a college campus I was asked, “can you turn someone into a toad.”  I answered, “why yes I can, I’d be happy to demonstrate it on you if you’d like, but I must warn you I failed the class on how to turn some one back into a human.”

Thank you for asking TPF.

Bright Blessings, Lady Rose

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  2 Responses to “How do you deal with questions, the good ones and the stupid ones without frustration?”

  1. I love this; and agree– sometimes humor is the best way to handle stupidity (willful or just plain ignorance)

    • Humor has been a necessity many times (sometimes humor with a tinge of sacrasm comes into play – but I do my best to stay positive). I’ll never forget the time I was prayed on after a presentation at a college campus – a fellow followed after me (and my hubby – thank goodness he had come along this time) with his bible in hand and asked if he could prayer for us. I said sure – he tossed his bible on the ground (which I found odd) and laid his hands on our heads and began to prayout loud – my husband and I kept glancing at each other trying not to bust out laughing, I simply accepted the “good” energy and silently edited out or modified the other parts of his plea to the Divine (who refered to as Jesus). Perhaps I should write a post up about the incident – it was definitely an experience. LOL

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