CA 374 March 24 - CA 374 3/24 Rhetoric and Denial - watched...

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CA 374 – 3/24 Rhetoric and Denial - watched Christine O’Donnell (witch lady in politics) ad - Nixon: “I am not a crook”, Clinton: “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” - By speaking about the negative and denying it is doesn’t work well because it just reinforces the connection with what they are denying they did. Salem Witch Trials - young children were becoming ill, quite frequently, and the doctor diagnosed that they suffered from bewitchment - Trial begins with 13 people and all of whom were hung. Then people ended the trials because they did not think it was fair or moral. Pagansim - Pagan – “country dweller” and then came to mean people who were without religion. Negative term. However, some people identify to it and have a community of like people. - Paganism as a religion – religious community. - Proselytizing – Pagans don’t try to persuade people to convert, they want it to grow organically and through curiosity. -
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