Having a website can be very frustrating. Although I do get many nice comments and emails about the pieces I post over on The Lotus Pond, it is the rude and mean emails that stick with me the longest.
Last night I got the following:
wiccan is only 50 years old my ass wiccan is older than the catholic religion it can be traced back many centurys dont make yourself seems like someone that knows all when no one knows everything. stop acting like there is a scientific reason for everything those whole webpage makes me sick
Okay, maybe I shouldn’t take personally a message from someone who confuses the name of a religion (Wicca) with a person who follows it (Wiccan), but that is just the sort of person I am. I put a lot of work and thought into my site. In my piece on the history of Wicca, I present two views and try to provide evidence to show why I support the theory that I do. It’s not like Ronald Hutton pulled everything out of his butt when he wrote Triumph of the Moon. And, uhhh… there is a good chance that Gardner may have.
Anyway… I’m just seriously frustrated. I was thinking about new essays and a new layout of the Pond, but now I’m just thinking about scrapping the whole thing. Blah. But I guess it is better to keep my somewhat educated site around to counter some of the more fluffy one. Who knows.