I can be any religion I want to be, right? My parents are a mix and they said that they don’t like the discrimanation so I can be anything I wanna be. Well, I’ve always felt that I want to be Wiccan. You know, the witch religion. Spells, sorcery. Anyway I don’t see anything wrong with that. Well all my…
Yeah I don’t think anyone should stop you! The reason I think some people will look at you all weird is because they’re kinda scared of that stuff and already judge what it’s all about, thinking that it’s devil work. I for one wouldn’t think of doing that, but I for one wouldn’t stop you for doing what you wanna do! It’s your right!
First of all, I’m sure you are not crazy. I think wicca is attractive to people because it gives them a feeling that they will have power of some sort, and can wield it as they choose to (you mention spells and sorcery). This is what satan loves…he loves to give people the false sense that they actually can have power over others. Any power that a person uses for any purpose other than to further the kingdom of Jesus Christ comes from satan…and the person dabbling in that kind of “power” is going to be used by the enemy for his own purposes and then, at some point, cast aside.
By the way, I don’t mean to scold or talk down to you. My sole reason for saying these things is to warn you, as I would a friend or younger sister. Don’t get into these things…they look harmless and fun, but they are neither.
Anyone who submits their intellect to irrational belief systems is, more or less, crazy. This is true irrespective of what the chosen religion is. Your parents were wrong to condemn you for choosing Wiccanism. If they are followers of a religion, their path is no better than yours. It’s all irrational. It would be best if everyone came to their senses. However, if that isn’t going to happen, then they should learn tolerance about things they do not understand. Perhaps you can introduce them to basic concepts of Wicca and as their understanding grows, they will become more patient with you. Perhaps they will even convert. However, do not wager any funds on it.
There’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with being Wicca….if you don’t fall into the cult. There are a LOT of cults out there that advertise that they’re Wicca, but they’re not. You have to be REALLY careful to not fall in with them.
As soon as they mention “Vampire hunting”, get out. Those are the cults.
Read up on Wicca, find out what it REALLY is, make sure you know what you’re doing. I’ve lost a lot of friends to the cults. I wish I could point you to a good website, but I can’t. 🙁
And Larry, Jesus was SO not sinless.
And, seriously, koresh419….the mid-20th century? That would be the 1900’s! People have been Wicca for THOUSANDS of years….they just haven’t called it Wicca. It’s the SAME THING with a different name. Now….scientology….THERE’S a religion that was made up recently to fool people.
Wicca was made up in the mid 20th centruy by a guy who read some occult books, a little Joseph Campbell, and studied Aleister Crowley (the sex magician and proto-Satanist) and decided to make up his own religion. His main goals were to have orgiastic fertility rites with nubile, gullible hippie women. Wicca is little more than a hodgepodge of various traditions and beliefs ripped out of their contexts (straight from the pages of Frazer’s Golden Bough) and thrown together in a sloppy, mismanaged fashion like some sort of pagan Frankenstein. Are you familiar with the saying “Jack of all trades, master of none”?
My final thesis: Wicca lacks depth, substance and elaboration, remaining just a plaything for those who do not or can not delve into serious religious or philosophical study.
There is nothing wrong with Wicca at all, and the people, who tell you otherwise or put it down, have never done any research about it, know nothing about it, and may wanna look up there facts before spewing from the mouth. We worship both God and Goddess, and keep things in balance, in life as in nature. If you truely feel its the path for you there are lots of books to check out as well as web sites a good place to start would be Witchs Voice.
Before you ‘pick’ anything, do some research. Find out what different groups believe and why. Along the way do some soul searching and above all be open to different ideas and view points.
Religion isn’t about spells and sorcery it’s about faith in something more.
Oh and to the Bible quoter – Prayer, asking God to do something, bring something or just give a feeling of peace – This is not casting a spell? Prayer comes in many forms, do not mock or condemn what you do not fully understand. Research your religion and the period of time in which your bible was “translated” and question – it’s good for the soul.
I don’t see anything wrong with it, as long as you remember that religious belief is a personal matter, not to be imposed on others. I don’t think that Wiccans tend to have that problem often, so more power to you, especially if you’re a nubile, gullible hippie woman.<grin>
Of course I do think that the spells, sorcery etc. stuff is basically just fantasy – there’s no truth to any of it. But it shares that with essentially all other religion.
Most people don’t know anything about Wicca including most people who call themselves Wiccan. You can be anything you want, but when it comes to religion, it is important to do a lot of research and know the history, and know what it is you are getting into. And be aware that there are a lot of people out there who don’t know what they are talking about. And who will take advantage of you when you want them to teach you. And they will teach you about what they know nothing about. There are other religions that incorporate the use of magic besides Wicca. If you want to convince anybody that you are not crazy, then know what you are talking about. Knowledge is power.
Lev 19:26 “You are not to eat anything with blood in it. You are not to practice divination or sorcery.
Deu 18:10 No one among you is to make his son or daughter pass through the fire, practice divination, tell fortunes, interpret omens, practice sorcery,
Deu 18:11 cast spells, consult a medium or a familiar spirit, or inquire of the dead.
Deu 18:12 Everyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD, and the LORD your God is driving out the nations before you because of these detestable things.
Gal 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, moral impurity, promiscuity,
Gal 5:20 idolatry, sorcery, hatreds, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, selfish ambitions, dissensions, factions,
Gal 5:21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and anything similar, about which I tell you in advance–as I told you before–that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Exo 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.
What’s wrong with being Wiccan? Absolutely nothing, if it’s the path that speaks to you and resonates with you and makes sense to you.
But if you want to be Wiccan because of the spells and sorcery, IMHO you want to be Wiccan for the wrong reasons.