Okay, Who’s ‘Stirring Up Witches’ Against the Wingnut?

Jennifer LeClaire is the endlessly ridiculous editor of Charisma magazine. She’s a Holy Spirit-filled, tongue speaking, praying away the demons type. And she’s accusing atheists of trying to “stir up witches” against her because of the really stupid shit she said about how demonic activity increases this time of year.

When Atheists Try to Stir Up Witches Against You

Yeah, I know. What a headline! This may never happen to you, but I got a good laugh this week when some unbeliever—or perhaps someone who has been hurt deeply by the church—launched a miniature Twitter campaign trying to stir up witches against me.

Needless to say, it didn’t work.

The flurry of Twitter posts was a response to an article I wrote last week called Wrestling Wicked Witchcraft—and Winning. In the article, I mentioned how the demonic activity that rises during this season can cause people to experience feelings of oppression, fatigue, strong spiritual warfare against the mind that makes them feel like quitting, and even physical manifestations for which doctors can’t find a reason.

Okay, fess up, which one of your stirred up the witches against her?

I was at Rodney Howard-Browne’s The River at Tampa Bay Church this past weekend and that was exactly the scene. The worship shifted the spiritual atmosphere and with so many believers on one accord, the King of Glory, the Lord strong and mighty, manifested His presence in a special way.

By contrast, when people are worshipping Satan, engaging in false Mary worship or pressing into occult practices of any type it affects the spiritual climate in a city. You empower what you worship—but ultimately witchcraft or Jezebel or gambling or lust or divorce or fear are not the principalities over your city. Jesus, the King of kings, Lord of lords and the Prince of Peace is the principality over your city. He is ruler. Still, principalities and powers do affect the spiritual atmosphere when they are allowed to freely operate.

I love this claim that occult practices affect the “spiritual climate in a city.” Why the city? Are demons geographically limited? Do they have to respect the lines we draw on a map? If someone is engaging in “occult activity” in a city, are those in the suburbs safe? What is the actual physical limit on how far a demon can roam?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1159674804 robertbaden

    False Mary Worship? A real protestant extremist………

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Yeah, it’s interesting how she throws Catholics in with Satanists and pagans. I wonder what she figures Catholic worship does to the spiritual climate, make virgins get pregnant without sex?

  • John Pieret

    engaging in false Mary worship

    I bet it was Bill Donohue and the Catholic League that were stirring up the witches!!

  • Trebuchet

    “Which old witch?” “The WICKED witch!” Ding, dong….

  • amenhotepstein

    I turned her into a newt!

  • Ethan Myerson

    Another one of those bleeding heart liberal nutjobs trying to get us to by into the myth of demonogenic (spiritual) climate change.

  • eric

    I wonder what she figures Catholic worship does to the spiritual climate

    I think her later mention of “Jezebel” is supposed to refer to Mary-worship, so evidently she thinks Catholicism brings on lust or something.

    My bet is the twitter comments were laughing at her by mentioning witches, and she just didn’t get the joke.

  • NitricAcid

    If I said you had a beautiful witch, would you stir her up against me?

  • Loqi

    I once stirred up some witches by failing a sneak check.

  • dhall

    ” . . . the King of Glory, the Lord strong and mighty, manifested His presence in a special way.”

    I wonder what that ‘special way’ was. Invisible? Non-existent? Or like an action hero? I know–a Godfrey Ho ninja!

  • kantalope

    according to the d&d manual http://www.marph.org/D&D/D&D%203.5%20-%20Deities%20&%20Demigods.pdf

    looks like most demon types only have a range of 5 feet….cept the dragon with a reach of 80.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    …False Mary keep on turnin’,

    Wi-tches keep on stirrin’,

    Rollin’ (Rollin’!)

    Rollin’ (Rollin’!)

    Rollin’ all against me.

  • doublereed

    I did it. I stirred up the witches. I am spartacus.

  • http://archiveofbabel.wordpress.com/ archivistkristine

    As someone who had PLENTY of Bible study growing up without believing a word of it, it seems to me that these drama queens were taught, if they know their Bible at all (and that is uncertain), that evil is weaker than good and that all they need to do is go into their closets and pray. However, hand-wringing about atheists and witches on a blog with that clickbait headline and drawing the inevitable and breathlessly inane “me too!” comments gets the lady a lot more attention, doesn’t it?

  • eric

    The comments are mostly sane (and negative). Two of my faves:

    “That was just plain embarrassing. I hope this is satire.”

    and

    “You need to get your hated evil minorities straight. Atheists don’t believe in the supernatural, including witches.”

  • Kevin Kehres

    I confess. I did it. I stirred up the witches.

    And it would have worked, too, if not for those darn kids and that big dog!

  • anubisprime

    Okay, fess up, which one of your stirred up the witches against her?

    I can only admit to playing a very minor part in the actual stirring up, mostly it woz the big boys what done it, but it was extremely enjoyable for all that and I would do it all again, cos that is like, wot’ my ambition is…

    Witch stirring by appointment!…entrance round the back…no cheques!

    I do so love that sulphurous stench of faux paranoid xtian delusion, it is so cute…simply because it so fuckin’ barkin’ ridiculous, besides it is always fun seeing a paranoid xtian losing their bladder control, harsh maybe, but ultimately fair.

  • Kevin Kehres

    @10 dhall…

    manifested His presence in a special way

    With the aid of a Magic Wand (from Hitachi), I suspect.

  • dugglebogey

    The exact reason I am an atheist is that I don’t believe in anything supernatural. From ghosts to gods, things that exist beyond the laws of physics don’t work for me. I just can’t suspend my disbelief.

  • busterggi

    Got an appetite reading these comments, think I’ll head to the beach and stir up some sandwitches.

  • NitricAcid

    Who stirred the witch up?

    Hex! Hex! Hex!

    WHO stirred the witch up?

    Hex! Hex! Hex-hex!

  • steve84

    The comments are sane because a significant amount of outsiders posted there. The regulars are as insane as her. They’re Pentecostals after all.

  • DonDueed

    “Oh, we got both kinds of Lord here — strong and mighty!”

  • http://theophontes.deviantart.com/art/Tardy-Ak-385824644 theophontes (恶六六六缓步动物)

    Needless to say, it didn’t work.

    mwahahahaha XDDD

    … this season can cause people to experience feelings of oppression, fatigue, strong spiritual warfare against the mind that makes them feel like quitting, and even physical manifestations..

    What rational people in the northern hemisphere refer to as “the onset of winter”.

    Which makes me wonder: What do witches do come April? Do they travel south? What do witches do in the tropics?

    @ NitricAcid

    Who stirred the witch up?

    Hex! Hex! Hex!

    53 48 41 5a 41 4d 21 20 20 49 20 68 65 72 65 62 79 20 73 75 6d 6d 6f 6e 20 74 68 65 20 6c 65 67 69 6f 6e 73 20 6f 66 20 48 65 6c 6c 20 61 67 61 69 6e 73 74 20 4a 65 6e 6e 69 66 65 72 20 4c 65 43 6c 61 69 72 65 2e 20 46 65 65 20 46 69 65 20 46 6f 65 20 46 75 6d 21 20

    If this incantation doesn’t work, then I don’t know. Thems teh deBil’s own numbers.

  • Artor

    It wasn’t me! I have a big pot of Witches’ Brew going here, made with real witches! It takes a lot of stirring, but I’m not giving any to the crazy Xian lady.

  • yoav

    I prefer my witches shaken,not stirred.

  • EigenSprocketUK

    …some unbeliever launched a miniature Twitter campaign trying to stir up witches against me. Needless to say, it didn’t work.

    The atheists failed to raise demons against me because demons have no power if you don’t believe in them! All you have to do to defeat them is to stop believing in them. Oh, hang on….

  • anubisprime

    Needless to say, it didn’t work.

    You don’t say?

    Phew!… you are one lucky jeebus creeper Jennifer, stirring up witches has always worked in the past, must be summat’ to do with the ‘teh ghey agenda.

    Problem is that atheists do not have much faith in witches stirred up or otherwise!

  • coryat

    WITCH: I’m not a witch. I’m not a witch.

    BEDEMIR: But you are dressed as one.

    WITCH: They dressed me up like this.

    CROWD: No, we didn’t… no.

    WITCH: And this isn’t my nose, it’s a false one.

    BEDEMIR: Well?

    VILLAGER #1: Well, we did do the nose.

    BEDEMIR: The nose?

    VILLAGER #1: And the hat — but she is a witch!

    CROWD: Burn her! Witch! Witch! Burn her!

    BEDEMIR: Did you dress her up like this?

    CROWD: No, no… no … yes. Yes, yes, a bit, a bit.

    VILLAGER #1: She has got a wart.

    BEDEMIR: What makes you think she is a witch?

    VILLAGER #3: Well, she turned me into a newt.

    BEDEMIR: A newt?

    VILLAGER #3: I got better.