This could have been an awesome opportunity for me to expound on my brilliant thoughts about (professional field), but it wasn’t. I was commenting to criticize him for using “voodoo” and “witchcraft” as synonyms for “bad magic” and more broadly “bad thing.”
Because that is bullshit.
It’s also very common, and the majority of people aren’t actively thinking, “People who practice Voodoo, Haitian Vodou, Puerto Rican/Dominican Vudu, Brazilian Vodum, etc., and Wicca, Druidry, Braucherei, Hexerai, Seidh, Conjure, Rootwork, Shamanism, etc. are bad/evil/etc,” when they do it.
But how is it different from “That’s so gay?” Or from other negative terms associated with marginalized groups?
Grumpy Lonespark is grumpy.