All Beliefs are Welcome Here!
My opinion on this is that he's full of it. He does not have the authority to say who is or is not a real Witch whether they curse/hex or not. I am a witch, if you cross me the wrong way you're gonna get it fired back at you. You simply can't approach everything with this "fluffy bunny love & light" bull crap.
He has a right to it his opinion, however he does not have a right to say anyone is or isn't a Witch. Yes, hexing or cursing is a way to make someone feel better when they've been crossed, I don't think that's necessarily wrong. I'm not gonna curse someone for cutting me off in traffic, but if you rape my bestfriend or kick my dog, or do something else of that nature I'm gonna respond to it. Could I just call the police and let them handle it? Yea, I suppose.....But sometimes people slip out of receiving a fitting punishment when they've truly wronged someone & since it would be illegal for me to walk up & punch them for being a jack ass I will retaliate magically.
If he has a right to say it he can't very well get upset when people disagree, which he did. This freedom of opinion thing goes both way.
I don't know if I'm full blown offended, I just don't like the idea of someone saying "You're not a real (blank) even though you say you are"....It's like someone walking up to me & saying I'm not a real woman because (insert whatever reasoning they have)....It would bother me no matter who said it. Perhaps I allow his opinion to bother me too much, but I don't like the idea of being called a "fake" just because I do something he doesn't approve of. I wouldn't shame someone for not hexing or cursing even though I'm okay with doing it.
I suppose you're right.
Oh yeah? Who or what organization grants him such rights? Weight? Self-appointed, over-blown, marketeer for profit. Not like he's holding people by the hands and guiding them for free yanno? Since we are expressing OPINIONS here, I'd say this guy wouldn't recognize an actual magical act if it fell from the sky and landed on his head.
I must have missed that thread, I looked back a little ways to see if someone had already posted about it but didn't see anything. Probably didn't go back far enough.
I don't think it was about Buckland himself ,
but it was about the witches cursing ...