I’m a liable adult. I can’t actually legally recommend anything to a minor. The last ask was from someone who specifically stated they weren’t going to be a witch until they were 18 and if that is how they feel then I support that.
As a reminder for the folks over here. I am not legally able to talk to minors without parental consent about witchcraft for various reasons. Most groups ask to see ID when you look young (in my case, this was the case) just to be on the safe side.
So everyone who is following me should be 18, and that’s the way my brain is officially programmed in terms of this blog. I’d rather you guiz unfollow me though if you’re younger than 18, just to be clear because I am legally not able to speak about witchcraft with you.
Woah— asksecularwitch, would you be willing to do a post on reasons? I’m now of the adult category, and I may legitimately need to know what I can and cannot discuss with minors about things. Not sure if it differs for religion and witchcraft…but I’m most likely going to need to know.
You might have missed this whole discussion at length. Especially the part where someone got mad and tattle told on me to the great pagan tags. [ see how I’m very impressed] because I wasn’t having their crap.
So basically in summary:
1. Witchcraft is viewed in the US to be a religion, it came about when they established Wicca as a religion because they are viewed to be the same thing.
2. Legally, minors are not adults [and in some cases, aren’t fully fledge citizens of the US until 21], and therefore are not fully fledged citizens. The only people who have the right to access to religious ideas or other contraband is the parents. It’s why people ask for identification to prove you’re at least 18 years of age in covens or ask for a parental consent note. Because the parents are the ones controlling their children.
3. Because the parents are controlling their children and what their children are exposed to, I could be liable as an adult for exposing their children to things that that parent doesn’t want that child to be exposed to. Thus becoming someone that potentially they could enact legal issues with. Especially if I knew they were children.
Which is why I specifically say at least every once in a while that this is an 18+ blog, and ask anyone, ANYONE younger than 18 to please unfollow me. Because I am not liable for people’s internet usage and I am not going to go check everyone’s IDs on the way into my public blog.
So this is an 18+ blog.