reply to post by stanlee
Once again your attaching to another religion what you are trying to dispell about your own.
Each religion has its nutty followers. Wicca is no exception. In fact, Wicca is particularly vulnerable because it does not follow evil, is not
christianity, and it can feel secular. Wa la. It offers the perfect sanctity.Nto to mention, since it is not an organized religion, you can make up
the rules as you go along.
Just because you meet someone is obviously picked up a silver ravenwolf book at barnes and nobles and claims to be a high priestess isn't as wiccan
or druidic as the satanist killing chickens.
And these authors you mentioned are just as much of a joke in the wiccan community.
You claim to be open minded and intellectual. But an open minded person understand that it doesn't matter when a religion is created, as long as it
is valid to the person.
That all religions have their pros and cons.
Who are you to judge?
As for the druids, most of the druids I know perfectly understand the ups and downs of druidism.
I have heard heated debates about whether druidic sacrifices should still be performed. Keep the religious belief or comply with modern standards.
Wiccans do tend to have the repuation of being fairies and rainbows and are basically retro hippies.
But many do understand that there is good and bad energy, and people do good and bad things. And stuff just happens, and it all happens for a reason.
Not all believe it is just because.
But so what? How does this affect you? What does this matter to you so much that is unleashes all this spitefulness and hatred? It seems like you are
doing to others what society has done to you for centuries or a millenia.
If you are meeting anyone calling themselves a white witch. Most likely you are meeting a dungeons and dragons player who saw the movie The Craft and
ran to the store to buy a book, and now calls themselves a high priest.
And they do do it for shock value. But many are just looking to belong somewhere. Many are looking to rebel against Christianity.
But you also can't blame a group for being angry since there is still rampant persecution going on. And you are reminded multiple times a day that
you will never be able to practise openly without repercussions.
Instead of standing in a corner scoffing and pointing fingers. You would know that true pagans(broad umbrella term) are a reclusive people, who often
don't inform others who they are readily, follow the religions as they should be, and know the ups and downs. I have met people who followed
Hellinisitic, Greek, Roman, Egyptian religions.
And those who truely understand these religions, know that being a "witch" isn't a title. It is a work of art. That is to be taken very seriously.
IN fact, many, don't practise witchcraft, because of the ramifications. They leave it up to the experienced people. A good coven makes you train for
years. Witchcraft is the art of manipulating energy with magic. Your a witch only during that time. It would be like telling everyone you meet your a
knitter. You are a knitter when you make a sweater, but that isn't the whole of your religious identity.