Okay, hands up anyone else old enough to recognize that quote. :-)
I just finished watching Olivia's YouTube interview with Jessi Huntenburg (HOORAY, AT LAST!) and was about to drag my tired self into bed when an interesting thought popped into my head that I wanted to put up here as a semi-rhetorical question for y'all.
At some point in the conversation, Jessi (I think) said that part of what drew her to the Craft was a need to take or regain control of her own life at a time she was feeling less & less in control. I know that's always been part of what attracted me to the Craft, and the things I hear others say (especially kids & teens who aren't truly aware of what they're doing yet) make it sound a lot like people are attracted to magick by the idea of having some say in the events & outcomes of their lives, of "having their hands on the wheel," so to speak.
On the other hand, I have friends & relatives who are fairly devout members of one or another major religion, and they seem perfectly at ease with the idea "God is in control," and that any really important events in their lives are His will. (I use that language because all the people I have in mind are followers of one or another Abrahamic faith.) I've begun seeing an increase in the number of "All I need is coffee and Jesus" shirts & bumper stickers, and have known (and actively disliked, LOL) the song, "Jesus, Take the Wheel" for years, and all of a sudden the contrast whacked me in the face.
I know there are Christian witches, Muslim witches (although I don't know any who actually use the term "witch"), and folks who officially call themselves "Jewitch" -- but does it strike anyone else that Crafty people are, at least in general, less willing to say, "You're a big deity so I'll just let You steer me as You see fit even if I don't understand what You are doing at the time"...? Does it sound at least vaguely correct to say that a practitioner of the Craft is someone more attuned to accepting responsibility for self (or at least less attuned to being a passenger on their path as opposed to the driver) than the average person?
Confused minds want to know! :-)