I want to talk about this again, because the more I think of it the more I realize that movies that depict women as witches, and therefore evil, is also a type of Christian propaganda. Now, I've already touched on this in my last post and The Mary Sue movie review nailed it as an offensive movie to women and people of color, but I want to talk a little bit more about Christian propaganda. See, Christianity is the default cosmovision in America with a staggering 83% belief. This means that as the default norm of American society, people tend not to believe in reincarnation, they believe magick is bad, they believe that one day all the 'good followers' will be summoned up to heaven, they believe that there is only one God (who, in their collective reality, is white), and miracles are different from magick. This is a worldview that dominates American culture, which means that your average American believes the above statements are right and true. I've also heard that some Christians believe yoga is evil! Yoga is a series of stretches! But, to interpret that sociologically we can infer that Americans tend to believe anything that comes from another cultures spiritual practice is evil.
The more I think of it the more I realize most things are propaganda. The news: propaganda. T.V. shows: propaganda. Propaganda is just another way the the beliefs of the collective consciousness is influenced through media. I guess I'm just tired of Christian propaganda in a largely Christian nation. Though, as I say it I understand it: Christian propaganda is used as a means of reifying Christian cosmovision. The year is 2015, and we still believe miracles are not the same as magick. We believe that women who wield power are witches (I don't often hear about fear of sorcerers). These beliefs hold up the Christian paradigm that witchcraft (or the old religions/the old ways) is evil, and women are evil. If cultural belief holds these two sentiments true, then women's truth will always be questioned (when men speak they tend to be believed, whereas when women speak their truth is questioned), and the majority of people will not seek out their own power. I guess I coming back to what I said in my last blog, which is, this propaganda scheme seems to be more concerned with keeping people unempowered.