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Hollywood provides falsified information It is said by many that Hollywood is persuasive People see something on television or in a motion picture and believe that what is shown is in reality true Misconceptions will occur and unless people are shown evidence against the delusions it will be taken as fact In the past many groups have been poorly represented onscreen Organizations such as the Mafia the government the military spies gods monsters and others are just a small example of those prejudiced Since the misconceptions have occurred much of the truth has come through for those mentioned However one topic that is repeatedly misrepresented in Hollywood is the practice of the Craft more commonly known as witchcraft or Wicca according to Jeffrey Mann personal communication April 14 1999 Witchcraft has been shown onscreen as evil black magick rather than a faith and most people see spells cast by wiggling the nose or pointing a finger to be valid of the witchcraft fable 1997 Bewitched online Is witchcraft a true spiritual religion and if so are people willing to tolerate it Many are uninformed of the religious aspect of the Craft and those that are believe it to be false or wrong according to Jeffrey Mann personal communication April 14 1999 In todays society religious tolerance of different groups of people or cultures is extremely important By understanding and accepting the differences of real versus imaginary using witchcraft as the prime example people will be able to see these groups as part of actual society and not just a fictitious magickal portrayal in entertainment such as Bewitched Charmed Sabrina the Teenage Witch and The Craft Hollywoods portrayal of witchcraft in movies and shows is invalid Now on reruns the television show Bewitched was once very popular Samantha and Tabitha are shown casting spells nearly every other minute of the half-hour 1997 Bewitched online The show brought forth a revival of the
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