The Perils of Pagan Religions
From the Lebanon (Indiana) Reporter:
A Lebanon woman suffered an accidental stab wound when performing a Wiccan rite at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Saturday.It's a lucky thing she wasn't born in Old Testament times. Can you imagine her as a Levite at the Temple? Wouldn't have made it past the first sin offering without cutting her hand off. I'm glad most neopagans are liberals and don't carry guns - might be dangerous.
Katherine Gunther, 36, 500 block of South East Street, pierced her left foot with a three-feet-long sword, Lebanon Police said.
Friends took her to Witham Hospital emergency room around 2 a.m. Saturday. Hospital personnel are required by law to report stab wounds to police.
Gunther told police she and several friends were practicing a ritual that requires the use of candles, incense and driving swords into the earth during the full moon.
Police said Gunther admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier in the evening.
No charges were filed, police said. The Wiccans were warned that being in the cemetery after posted visiting hours constitutes trespassing..