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[Sarah Michelle Geller blamed for rise in paganism]

Hollywood actress Sarah Michelle Gellar's hit show Buffy the Vampire Slayer has been blamed for 50,000 women abandoning traditional Western religion to study paganism.

According to the recent British study published in Women and Religion in the West, young women have taken an increased interest in practicing witchcraft after Gellar's hit U.S. TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer hit the mainstream.

The study's author Dr. Kristin Aune says: "Because of its focus on female empowerment, young women are attracted by Wicca, popularised by the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In short, women are abandoning the church."

The Church of England has declined to comment on the study.

Kristin Aune, FanBolt 58 Comments [8/29/2008 12:37:52 PM]
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Doctor Whom

If they're abandoning the God of Abraham, hooray! I just wish that they were abandoning magic sky pixies altogether.

8/29/2008 12:51:20 PM

Shann

Isn't this a repeat?

Even so, it's pretty fucking stupid to blame a show for 'corrupting' women that was cancelled...what? Five years ago?

8/29/2008 12:56:15 PM

MK

Oh noes! Women are abandoning our religion that tells them they are nothing but chattel and the property of men for a religion that empowers them! What are we gonna do???

8/29/2008 12:57:06 PM

Mortok

So you're sorry that you got rid of the screaming, Spike-obsessed fangirls?

I'm sure the pagan's would gladly give them back to you.

8/29/2008 12:57:27 PM

Mister Spak

WHOOHOO!! Go Buffy go!

Although, I thought it was Willow who was the wicca, so why aren't they blaming Alyson Hannigan?


8/29/2008 1:00:56 PM

Paschal Wagner

Note to self: religion - freaky.

8/29/2008 1:01:43 PM

GreenEyedLilo

@ Mister Spak: They like her on "How I Met Your Mother."

Seriously, if this is true, and all it took was a TV show to make them leave Christianity, well, that was a house of cards waiting for a light breeze anyway. This says more about their insecurities and flaws than anything else.

8/29/2008 1:12:49 PM

Alcari

1997 called.....


8/29/2008 1:26:41 PM

LAchlan KotU.

Buffy and Christianity have a lot in common, both being fantasy. Although Buffy is marginally more entertaining.

8/29/2008 1:28:08 PM

D Laurier

Lets blame a TV show for a movement that predates its first airing by only a few decades.

8/29/2008 1:41:38 PM

Furlong

Wait until they find out Willow is a lesbian.

8/29/2008 1:46:39 PM

Enna

Its still religion. Its still bullshit.

At least its not xtianity and at least the xtians are pissed. :D

8/29/2008 1:51:00 PM

Allegory for Jesus

Wait...Buffy supposedly drew people to Wicca due to "female empowerment"? I think that that is more of a reflection on the religion they abandoned than the evils of Buffy the Vampire Slayer...

8/29/2008 1:51:52 PM

Android R

The Anglicans didn't comment because they aren't obsessed with worrying about this.

8/29/2008 1:57:10 PM

Katsuro

"Sarah Michelle Gellar's hit show Buffy the Vampire Slaye"

It wasn't her show, it was Josh Whedon's. Gellar just happened to be in it.

8/29/2008 2:04:27 PM

Princess Rot

Sheesh, they'll blame everything but themselves. It's likely that this hyperbolic bullshit "study" is just fundie hand-wringing and a way of diverting people away from the real reason women are leaving the church - because religion stinks. These women probably got a clue and figured that they don't want to live under a doctrine that considers them nothing more than stupid broodmares and unpaid housekeepers.

8/29/2008 2:43:57 PM

aaa

Wicca, silly little religion.

8/29/2008 3:03:49 PM

picklemonster

Willow was cute.

8/29/2008 3:14:03 PM

Marty McFly

It wasn't her show, it was Josh Whedon's. Gellar just happened to be in it.


Oh, but you see? Joss Whedon was a man, so they can't blame him! Therefore, they have to take it out on the female star of the show.

8/29/2008 3:28:39 PM

GigaGuess

The Church of England has declined to comment on the study.

You know you sound like a screwball when the institution you're defending won't even stand behind you.

8/29/2008 3:41:14 PM

JohnTheAtheist

HAHAHA it's a TV show.

8/29/2008 3:42:25 PM

toth

I've got a theory: it could be bunnies.

8/29/2008 4:57:57 PM



"According to the recent British study published in Women and Religion in the West"

Tthe study was one conducted by the author of the book so can hardly be anything other than biased

8/29/2008 5:28:17 PM

ozznova

No love for Angel?

8/29/2008 5:48:08 PM

docfred

No love for Angel?

I hope not, or he might lose his soul again. :-D

8/29/2008 6:33:46 PM
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