29 April 2008

Oh good, I was a little worried...

They might not be putting those tax dollars to good use...

According to figures obtained by Sun Media under Access to Information, the number of practising Wiccans and Pagans behind bars has tripled in the last five years. In 2002 there were just 25, compared to 77 in 2007, data from the Correctional Service of Canada show.
Apparently it's important to have all the right equipment.
According to an internal CSC manual on religious practices, inmate witches are required to have an altar with candles and incense for worship.

They should also be permitted a wooden wand, robe, tarot cards, figurines, oils and natural objects such as shells, feathers, stones and crystals, the manual reads.
Say, do you think Rastafarians get all their religious needs seen to as well?

I know what altar I'd be worshipping at.

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UPDATE: Darcey found the manual
The internal CSC manual is also available online at the CSC website. The Paganism section (under spiritual resources) has been written by one Pashta MaryMoon on behalf of the Pagan Pastoral Outreach and Pagan Federation of Canada.

Clicking through the politically correct bureaucracy is fascinating - did you know that Pagans have their own dietary requirements but which can vary according to their coven and also an individuals conscience?
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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Errr.. is this to help them cast spells against the guards? (real conservative)

Neo Conservative said...

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i stopped tryin' to figure this kind of thing out... when they said it was okay for guys to marry other guys.

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Anonymous said...

Well, I'm glad that our jails are becoming so diverse! I do hope that the guards bend over backwards until their backs break so that they can accommodate
these under-reprsented people. How can they possibley survive without their precious wooden wand!

Anonymous said...

Totally! And f*ck the Xians and their "bibles", too!

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon screams... Totally! And f*ck the Xians and their "bibles", too!"

well, goober, i guess you think you're gonna get me all worked up... but if you actually followed the blog... and i have to explain this to the lefty trolls every few months... you'd know that i'm an atheist.

nice try, though.

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Anonymous said...

neo:

I know you're an atheist, and so am I.

I have no problem equating the two. Screw the Wiccans, and screw the Xians. They're all retards.

On the other hand, if we allow one, we allow the other, as silly as they are.

Strangely, I've never seen any comments from you about Xian comforts in our correctional system. I infer that you think one is sillier than the other. I prefer to think of them both as gross delusions, worthy of equal treatment, including equal ridicule when it suits me to do so.

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon observes... I've never seen any comments from you about Xian comforts in our correctional system."

just to clarify... i was brought up rc and left it in my early teens... and while i'm not much on organised religion... it's hard to get really pissed at people whose credo is... "don't lie, don't steal, don't kill..."

ya know what i mean?

you can strip naked, paint yourself green and bark at the moon... i just don't think i should have to subsidise it.

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