For the last few months, this meme has become increasingly popular here in chatter even among mods. I will frequently see someone new to the site or even people who have been here for a while say something like: Oh hey, I want to learn black/white magic! only to be met with snarling yaps and grumbles about how there is no color to magic or that the person in question is a "fluffy" because "everyone" knows that "real" magic has no color.
This I think is very off-putting to new members, expecially since at the top of the page it says:
SPELLS OF MAGIC.COM
Where the world learns black magic, white magic, pagan, wiccan and occult arts.
So, my point of view is this:
While ye, in an academic way, magic is simply energy and has no color, a users intentions "color" it. However, popular culture for the last few thousand years has pretty much labeled and catagorized magic as falling into the catagories of black or white magic. Right hand path, left hand path. Yin and Yang. Good and evil. We are creatures of duality and like labelling things.
So I would just like to see the "magic has no color" rhetoric toned down a bit. Most people that are new to magic have no real refence point for understanding why you are yelling at them and even experienced casters generally understand the difference between black and white magic.